Senior Associate / Associate, Corporate and M&A

Helsinki Finland Apply before: 2022-05-29

Our Corporate and M&A group in Helsinki is growing and looking for new talent!

Are you interested in developing your skills in the M&A sphere or growing as an M&A professional? Would you like to join a team of highly skilled and internationally minded lawyers? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Our Corporate and M&A group works on a diverse range of assignments both in the private and public M&A sphere, often with an international angle. As we have a strong presence both in the Nordics and internationally, our lawyers get to work together with colleagues from other countries on interesting cross-border assignments. The Finnish M&A team currently consists of 21 skilled professionals and is led by Partner Maria Carlsson.

Open positions

Senior Associate, M&A

You are the person we are looking for if you are an experienced lawyer with a minimum of 4+ years' post-graduation experience in M&A and general corporate/commercial law from within a business law firm or comparable environment. In your work, you will manage projects and negotiate various transactions for our clients. You are an ideal addition to our team if you have previous experience of transactional project management and M&A contracts work, are fluent in at least two languages and are driven by excellence.

Associates, M&A

In addition, if you have 1+ years of post-graduation experience in M&A and/or general corporate law preferably from within a business law firm or a comparable environment, you may be the M&A associate that we are looking for. In this role, you will assist both our Finnish and international clients on M&A matters, such as conducting due diligence and preparing transactional documentation.

How will you thrive in these roles?

For both positions, previous experience of similar tasks is seen as an advantage. Regardless of your experience in years, what we value the most is your drive to practice law and your willingness to take responsibility and develop into an expert in your field.

You will thrive with us if you have:

  • the ambition to develop into a leading specialist in your field;
  • an interest in working with challenging tasks in a team-based international environment;
  • the gift of "seeing the big picture" and the drive to take responsibility for furthering projects;
  • a desire to provide clear, business-minded and practical advice to our clients; and
  • fluency in Finnish and English, with proficiency in Swedish or other languages being a plus.

What you get with us

You will get to work with great colleagues in an agile and flexible working environment. You are offered a competitive salary and the opportunity to work with innovative clients from various sectors. You will work in an international and diverse surrounding, where different people and skills are valued. With us, you will also have the rare opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a truly international law firm, such as international retreats, our Nordic and Global Professional Development Programmes and secondments to our other international offices.

How to apply?

If this sounds like you, please send us your CV and application by 29.5.2022 via the 'Apply' button! Please note that we may start interviewing already during the application period. For more information, please contact our HR team tel. +358 9 6226 670.

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