This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with deep expertise in capital markets and EU listed company regulation to be a member of our highly successful Global Transactions practice and our valued global Knowledge function, working in an international and diverse team, in an inclusive environment, directly contributing to the firm’s client and people strategies.
Role summary/purpose of job
The Knowledge Lawyer will focus on capital markets (debt and/or equity) and EU listed company regulation, working with practitioners across the global practice (and principally within the EU). Freshfields is a market leader for capital markets and corporate work in Europe, ranked Band 1 for equity capital markets and corporate/M&A and Band 2 for debt capital markets in Chambers Europe Examples of areas within the role’s remit include the Prospectus Regulation, the Market Abuse Regulation, Shareholders’ Rights, Corporate Sustainability Reporting and Due Diligence, and Transparency Directives, EU Green Bond Standard, etc.
The Knowledge Lawyer will deliver EU capital markets and listed company knowhow to lawyers in relevant teams across our Continental European practice (and, where relevant, updating lawyers in other regions) to maximise efficiency and minimise risk in line with business priorities. They will monitor and provide expert insights into EU regulatory developments that are relevant to the European capital markets and to companies with a debt and/or equity listing in the EU, understanding what these developments mean for our clients and practice (including in the context of M&A) and translating that into client and internal facing initiatives.
The Knowledge Lawyer will bring deep expertise of this area and a willingness and ability to continue to develop in this space, with a view to:
Collaboration is key to the success of our Knowledge function,, and the Knowledge Lawyer will also collaborate closely with other Knowledge Lawyers within the Global Transactions practice who focus on debt and equity capital markets and issues for listed company clients – and will liaise as appropriate with colleagues focused on M&A, finance, tax and employment law on issues impacting the transactional practice for listed companies arising from EU law. The Knowledge Lawyer will also work closely with lawyers in local EU offices, eg to ensure client alerts are adjusted for local practices, which will help build up an understanding of the impact of the EU law across the relevant jurisdictions.
The Knowledge Lawyer will be welcomed into the wider Knowledge community, made up of Knowledge Lawyers and other Knowledge & Information Services roles, led by the firm’s Co-Chief Knowledge Officers who focus on creating the framework for career satisfaction, high performance and excellence by fostering a supportive, inclusive, innovative, collaborative and purpose-driven culture across the function. Our Knowledge & Information Services team support the Knowledge Lawyers (eg maintaining internal knowledge collections, preparing newsletters and managing external resources).
All Knowledge Lawyers also work closely with colleagues with other specialisms, eg marketing and business development, innovation and learning and development.
Enabling the firm’s lawyers to provide market-leading client service
Helping grow the business of the firm and strengthen client relationships
Developing the legal skills of the firm’s lawyers
International outlook and wider role
Experience and qualifications
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