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Tax Associate

  • Type Baan
  • Soort opleiding Bachelor
  • Locatie London, Verenigd KoninkrijkLondonGBGreater London
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  • Startdatum -
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  • PART_TIMEJuridischJuridisch

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams.

We think and work globally - we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.

We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.

Location overview Our London office is at the heart of our global network, in one of the most exciting world cities.

London is arguably the world’s greatest financial centre: all of the world’s leading financial institutions have a significant presence here. It’s home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe’s largest companies.

Our London team has a reputation that’s second to none. 

They’re the team the world’s leading businesses turn to for help with their most challenging problems. They work with colleagues around the world on complex, cross-border deals and disputes. 

Whether you join as a lawyer, a recent graduate or in a business services role, London is a great place to work. 

You will have the opportunity to work on challenging, engaging work that will give you the opportunity to make your mark and progress your career. We believe there is no better place to work.

 Function overview

 The UK Tax Group at Freshfields continues to excel, providing top quality advice on a broad range of the highest profile and most complex mandates. The shift in the economy and turbulence in the markets drives a need for innovative arrangements ahead of routine transactions, and this plays to the considerable strengths of the group.

Whos Who Legal named us as their Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year (for four years running since the awards inception). We are also ranked in the top tier and are consistently recommended as a leading tax firm by the major tax directories. The group is consistently noted as providing unparalleled strength in depth. Rather than one or two star names, the group comprises individuals of consistently very high calibre. It is this which distinguishes our practice and accounts for the quality of the work we attract and the standard of advice we deliver. Our partners feature heavily in the top echelons of various tax directories and rankings. 

Qualifications

Role Purpose 

The UK Tax Group at Freshfields continues to excel, providing top quality advice on a broad range of the highest profile and most complex mandates. The shift in the economy and turbulence in the markets drives a need for innovative arrangements ahead of routine transactions, and this plays to the considerable strengths of the group. We are also ranked in the top tier and are consistently recommended as a leading tax firm by the major tax directories. The group is consistently noted as providing unparalleled strength in depth. Rather than one or two star names, the group comprises individuals of consistently very high calibre. It is this which distinguishes our practice and accounts for the quality of the work we attract and the standard of advice we deliver. Our partners feature heavily in the top echelons of various tax directories and rankings.  The London tax team offers specialist advice on all areas of corporate tax. It provides support for the firms corporate clients and also has a strong stand-alone tax practice, advising on some of the most complex structured transactions.

Key responsibilities and deliverables

Associates enjoy a wide range of work including:

  • Corporate & Private Equity - Our corporate tax practice covers the full spectrum of public and private M&A, IPOs, demergers, restructurings, returns of capital, joint ventures and private equity transactions;
  • Finance - Our tax finance work covers a broad spectrum of innovative equity and debt‑based work;
  • Funds - Our investment funds tax practice covers the full spectrum of fund asset classes;
  • Restructuring - Robust tax planning both on corporate and finance tax issues is required, and frequently innovative solutions must be devised to resolve new complex issues;
  • Energy - Lawyers within our oil and gas tax group provide general tax consultancy advice and play an integral role in the groups transactional work for a number of our oil and gas clients;
  • Real Estate - Our real estate tax practice continues to cover the full spectrum of commercial real estate activity, acting for developers, institutional investors, lenders and fund managers; 
  • VAT - We have particular experience in advising on the VAT issues relating to securitisations, assets financings, property transactions and e‑commerce projects, as well as the treatment of partially exempt business;
  • Tax Disputes - Our tax disputes group brings together specialist practitioners from our award winning corporate tax and dispute resolution teams.

Due to our large international network and the multi-jurisdictional nature of many of our clients, much of our work has a cross border element, involving a number of our international offices. This gives London associates a chance to work with lawyers in different jurisdictions and to gain familiarity with international tax aspects.

Key Requirements

  • High quality lawyer with a strong technical and commercial background
  • Intellectually strong with top class academics

Competencies

  • Strong technical and commercial abilities
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and supervise more junior lawyers / trainees
  • Highly effective communicator (both orally and in writing)
  • Able to take on a high degree of responsibility and manage a challenging workload
  • Committed to providing an excellent service to our clients
  • Proactive involvement in business development and knowledge management

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