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Knowledge Development Lawyer (m/f/d) Corporate / M&A DLA Piper UK LLP

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Would you like to become part of DLA Piper's international Corporate Group? And join us in sharing our collective knowledge and skills and training our teams to deliver high quality service on major international corporate mandates?

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our International Corporate Knowledge team as a Knowledge Development Lawyer (m/f/d) in full-time at our office in Frankfurt am Main.

Reporting to our Head of Knowledge for the Corporate Group (based in the UK), you will work closely with our established Corporate Knowledge team and our partners and fee earners both in Germany and across our international practice.

Your Tasks

  • Identifying, developing and maintaining the knowledge resources required for the corporate practice both in Germany  and across the international practice to deliver high quality services to its clients efficiently (including standard documents, automated documents and technical legal/practical know-how guidance). Co‑ordinating and driving lawyer contribution to standard document development and related knowledge development activity.
  • Supporting the existing comprehensive training programmes (both in Germany and across the international practice), which will include preparing and updating training materials, delivery of some training sessions, and supporting our partners and lawyers to develop and deliver training.
  • Capturing and promoting sharing of expertise, market trends and the practical experience of our lawyers, and developing appropriate best practice.
  • Ensuring that lawyers are kept aware of legal and market practice developments, providing analysis of the impact of significant developments and how they will affect the Corporate Group's business and its clients.
  • Working with the professionals in our Legal Service Delivery team (including Process Improvement, Legal Project Management, Legal Technology, IT and Resource Management) to help develop and promote best practice in our transactional processes and in the adoption and use of appropriate tools and technology.
  • Interfacing with the Group's Marketing and Business Development team to provide legal input into client-facing initiatives and tools.

Your Profile

  • Experienced corporate lawyer, with recent experience in M&A and ideally, either corporate reorganisations or private equity.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Excellent drafting, research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organised and able to co-ordinate and deliver projects.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and willingness to connect, influence and collaborate in a multi-cultural environment across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Experience of developing knowledge resources and delivering training would be helpful, but not essential.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Currently working in practice or already have some Knowledge development experience would be an advantage.

Our Offer

  • An exciting, international and varied working environment in which values such as diversity and inclusion are not just empty words but are lived and practiced.
  • Space to actively design tasks within the team.
  • Further training opportunities as part of our DLA Piper Academy
  • Mobile working and offers for childcare and caring for relatives for a good work-life balance.
  • Our offices, modern workplaces in a central location, offer a free selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, various snacks and a range of hot and cold drinks every day.
  • Team events, summer and Christmas parties.

About us

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

Our Values

In everything we do connects with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – We care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully.
  • Be Collaborative – We give, we share and we join in.
  • Be Bold – We stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big.
  • Be Exceptional – We exceed standards and expectations

Diversity and Inclusion

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

Hybrid Working

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

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