We are seeking an experienced Corporate Tax Lawyer to join the firm. This role is flexible in terms of location and home working. However, we have offices in Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, Southampton, London, Plymouth and Edinburgh, so the ability to travel to one of our locations to assist with your integration into the firm would be beneficial.

Working within a Chambers ranked practice with both Partner Jeremy Smith (who advises a range of clients, both in the public and private sector) and Managing Associate Ronan Lowney (who has considerable experience in advising on the structuring and negotiation of transactions in energy (both renewable and oil & gas), private equity, mergers and acquisitions, finance and real estate). You’ll also work closely with both our wider Corporate team and our Private Client Tax lawyers.

The team provide high-quality advice and commercial solutions for clients on the tax issues that affect them, their owners and the transactions they undertake. They have substantial tax knowledge with strong and recognised sector insight. Examples of the types of work the team advise on include:

  • Corporate mergers and acquisitions 
  • Private equity acquisitions, investments and disposals, along with portfolio company incentive schemes and funding rounds
  • Property purchases and sales (including property holding vehicles)
  • Advising on tax aspects of large scale energy projects such as offshore wind development, North Sea oil & gas projects and energy transition
  • Advising international clients on investment and activities in the UK (predominantly US, German and Scandinavian)
  • Property developments and regeneration
  • Corporate restructurings (including demergers)
  • Employee termination packages
  • Employee incentive arrangements, including cash bonus schemes and share incentive arrangements (tax-advantaged, long term incentive schemes, etc).
  • Working closely with a number of teams and lawyers across the business and international network, this role offers opportunities to use and further develop a wide range of skills and experience. Ideally, you will hold an existing CTA qualification and be adaptable and able to deal with complex work from multiple channels. Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills are also essential.

    The role will include ongoing development of your personal and professional, as well as technical, skills in order to support your growth and career aspirations. 

    Who are we? A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm’s reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

    In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

    What makes it great to work here? We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we’re more than just suits! We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships. 

    Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for ethnic diversity, LGBTQ+ and for families, and we’re in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

    As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it’s important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders. We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we’re very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns. We also recognise the challenges of relocation and post-pandemic return to the office.

    And that’s not all, alongside a competitive salary you’ll receive a flexible benefits package so you can choose and vary the benefits that matter most to you.