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Return to Legal - Legal Services - Business Structures & Transactions

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Paralegal - Corporate Legal Services - Manchester

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Manager - Legal Services, Corporate Legal - Manchester

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Manager - Legal Services, Corporate - London

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Senior Manager - Corporate Lawyer - Legal Services, Reading

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Return to Legal - Legal Services - Business Structures & Transactions

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



We know the corporate world can sometimes feel like you are expected to be just like everybody else – however you are an individual and we like that.


Our Tax, Pensions & Legal Services practice has designed a return to work programme to target qualified legal professionals who are looking for flexibility, allowing them to balance their commitments at home with a return to work. This includes people who may have taken time out from work and are now looking for opportunities to return to a rewarding career in a supportive working environment.



What is on offer?


Return to Legal will support individuals in roles that are structured around agile working arrangements, with a focus on bridging the skills gap and building confidence to return to the workplace environment. We have roles across several KPMG UK office locations, or, for the right person we can consider remote home based working.


The key to providing agile working for our team is making sure it works for both our clients and you. To that end we’ve developed a range of working patterns to help balance your commitments. As well as the traditional part time offering, we have people that spread their work across the year with annualised contracts and people who mix office and remote working patterns.


We will offer successful candidates support with getting up to speed with the latest industry developments, refreshing their technical skills and becoming integrated into our professional services environment. They will receive ongoing support in the form of a learning allowance and a working mentor who will be assigned to them from the day they accept their offer. The mentor will arrange regular check-in time to evaluate progress against goals and determine any additional training needs. A buddy will also be available to provide day to day guidance. After 12 months, returners will be invited to apply for a permanent role within KPMG.


KPMG offers a range of benefits to support you and your family including; KPMG Stakeholder Pension Scheme, Life Assurance, Personal Accident cover, Group income protection, emergency dependent care, a BeWell confidential health support service, access to a private GP service 24 hours a day, and private medical cover*


*Private medical cover dependent on grade and length of service



Who we are looking for?


- UK qualified, corporate lawyers able to show experience in areas of law such as structuring and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, funds, debt listings and intra-group financing arrangements, corporate governance, commercial arrangements, share investments and/or the implementation of employee incentive arrangements.
- Candidates must have experience working in law in the last 10 years.
- Candidates who have a passion for returning to law working alongside our teams to deliver quality results for our clients.


We are looking for candidates across all grades. You will be assessed on an individual basis, looking at prior legal experience and qualification.


Our aim is to attract exceptional people from diverse backgrounds who can deliver real results for our clients and drive the firm forward. If this is you and you are looking for a more flexible approach to work that can fit around your lifestyle or commitments at home, then please apply. You will be required to upload a CV when you apply for this role.



We also aim to make the interview process as streamlined as possible so as not to take up too much of your time. If you are invited to interview this will be in your nearest local office and over the course of a day you will have conversations with some of the senior members in our team. Following this, we will endeavour to provide you with feedback from these conversations and an offer, if you are successful, within a maximum one week.






Paralegal - Corporate Legal Services - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: E

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

KPMG has a specialist Corporate and Commercial Legal Services team which sits within the Tax team. The Corporate and Commercial Legal Services team advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial law on a multi-disciplinary basis in conjunction with KPMG's tax and advisory teams.

Working alongside the Tax team, the team regularly advises on complex domestic and cross-border intra-group reorganisation transactions. Also, working alongside the Corporate Finance and Transaction Services teams, the team regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, predominantly at a domestic level.

We are now looking for a paralegal to support the Corporate and Commercial Legal Services team in our Manchester office. You will have previous paralegal experience in the area of corporate law.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The role is very varied with no two days the same. You will be required to manage your time well and be able to balance several pieces of work simultaneously, prioritising appropriately to ensure tight deadlines are met. The following is a non-exhaustive list of responsibilities and activities:

•running know your client (KYC) checks;
•handling new client engagement processes;
•drafting engagement letters;
•carrying out company searches and summarising key information in company search reports;
•drafting and managing due diligence information requests;
•assisting with due diligence projects, including assistance with assembly and maintenance of online data rooms;
•drafting and amending project management plans (comprising a documents list, timetable and parties list);
•drafting Companies Act 2006 related documentation and other corporate documentation (e.g. ancillary documents including board minutes, share transfer documents, shareholder resolutions etc.);
•drafting and filing of Companies Act 2006 forms, including hand delivering documents to Companies House where necessary;
•designing PowerPoint presentation slides and assisting with the delivery of training sessions (with other team members) for the team on corporate law topics;
•project managing smaller projects including liaising with overseas legal counsel, other advisers and clients;
•co-ordinating the input of overseas legal counsel on transactions;
•assisting with business development activities, including the preparation of marketing materials;
•preparing legal update articles and sector specific articles for external client circulation;
•assisting with the preparation of proposals and fee and work scopes;
•carrying out legal and other research;
•assisting with know-how projects including summarising know-how and other materials for inclusion in KPMG's knowledge management system;
•assisting with the administration of the KPMG internal training programme; and
•assisting with projects that other team members are working on.

Qualifications and Skills:

You will hold a Legal Practising Certificate

Experience and Background:

KPMG Legal Services are looking for professionals who are:

•Team players who are keen to develop personally and professionally and enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
•Keen interest in the law, intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work.
•Driven and proactive and someone who will deliver a great service to their clients.
•Highly organised with the ability to prioritise their workload and are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.

You will be currently working in a professional services organisation and able to demonstrate you are committed to a career in the legal profession. In your career to date you will be able to show a track record of:

•Excellent communications skills
•Client skills
•Highly organised
•Ability to handle a large work load
•Multi-tasking
•Keen to learn
•Financial management

Key Skills:

•Drafting
•Negotiation
•Project Management

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly Equal Opportunities employer.

Manager - Legal Services, Corporate Legal - Manchester

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time



The Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC.



Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.




What KPMG Legal Services is looking for from its lawyers:



• Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
• Lawyers with a passion for the law
• Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
• Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
• Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
• Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment


Why you might want to join KPMG Legal Services:



• You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
• You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
• You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
• You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly
• You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
• You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance



Role and Responsibilities:



Our Manchester Legal Services business was established over 5 years ago. We now enter a new phase of growth and require a high calibre Corporate lawyer to join the team.



• Early Legal Input into Tax Advice – providing our clients with tax advice that has already been reviewed by lawyers
• Implementation of Tax Advice – providing our clients with a simple and cost-effective way of successfully implementing our tax advice
• Review and Rectification of Implementations – reviewing existing structures and helping clients preserve value by rectifying inadequate implementations and operation
• Unwinding Structures – unwinding defunct or unwanted structures
• Mergers & Acquisitions – primarily deal advice on both sides of a transaction including Corporate law advice, guidance, implementation, regulatory and applicability.



Experience Required:



The applicant will be a corporate lawyer with a good range of experience in areas of law such as structuring and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, funds, debt listings and intra-group financing arrangements, corporate governance, commercial arrangements, share investments and/or the implementation of employee incentive arrangements.



The applicant must have a high level of technical knowledge with regards to UK corporate and contract law. Familiarity with partnership, trust, regulatory, banking and/or insolvency law would be helpful. In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on esoteric areas and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.



The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on transactions (while ensuring that other senior members of the team are kept informed and involved at appropriate times), and to supervise and develop more junior members of the team. Strong project management skills are a must.



The applicant should have good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in several jurisdictions. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.



The successful applicant will have significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further. The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team. The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.



Education and qualifications:



It is expected that the successful applicant will be a UK-qualified solicitor with a minimum of 4 years’ PQE experience, which should have been gained in the UK at a reputable firm (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered). Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential.




Manager - Legal Services, Corporate - London

Location: London

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


The Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients.
Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC.

Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.

Role and Responsibilities:

• Early Legal Input into Tax Advice – providing our clients with tax advice that has already been reviewed by lawyers
• Implementation of Tax Advice – providing our clients with a simple and cost-effective way of successfully implementing our tax advice
• Review and Rectification of Implementations – reviewing existing structures and helping clients preserve value by rectifying inadequate implementations and operation
• Unwinding Structures – unwinding defunct or unwanted structures
• Mergers & Acquisitions – primarily deal advice on both sides of a transaction including
Corporate law advice, guidance, implementation, regulatory and applicability.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

The applicant must be a corporate lawyer with a minimum of 3 years PQE

The applicant must demonstrate a experience in areas of UK law including structuring and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, funds, debt listings and intra-group financing arrangements, corporate governance, commercial arrangements, share investments and/or the implementation of employee incentive arrangements.

The applicant must have a high level of technical knowledge with regards to UK corporate and contract law.


The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on transactions

The applicant must have good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in several jurisdictions.

The successful applicant must have significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery.


The applicant must have strong academic, technical, drafting skills.

Opening date 14/08/19
Closing date 12/09/19




Competitive salary plus negotiable bonus and benefits




Senior Manager - Corporate Lawyer - Legal Services, Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Tax

Service line: Legal Services

Experience level: B

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time



KPMG Legal Services


The Legal Services Team sits within KPMG Tax. Its establishment flows naturally from KPMG’s long history of successfully delivering multidisciplinary services to clients. Its vision is to be the legal adviser of choice for KPMG’s clients when it comes to their people, corporate structures, internal arrangements, regulatory requirements and disputes with HMRC.


Core corporate, commercial and employment law teams, and a market leading tax litigation team, are already in place. Over the next few years, these teams will grow and Legal Services will expand into other areas of law that fit within its vision and the needs of KPMG’s clients.


What KPMG Legal Services is looking for from its lawyers:


• Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines
• Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members
• Lawyers with a passion for the law
• Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work
• Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients
• Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally
• Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment


Why you might want to join KPMG Legal Services:


• You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team
• You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm
• You want the opportunity to develop client relationships and KPMG’s legal services capabilities
• You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly
• You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional
• You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance


Role and Responsibilities:


Our Reading Legal Services business was established one year ago. The last 12 months have been very successful. We now enter a new phase of growth and require a high calibre Corporate lawyer to join the current team of 6, including our high profile Partner.


• Early Legal Input into Tax Advice – providing our clients with tax advice that has already been reviewed by lawyers
• Implementation of Tax Advice – providing our clients with a simple and cost-effective way of successfully implementing our tax advice
• Review and Rectification of Implementations – reviewing existing structures and helping clients preserve value by rectifying inadequate implementations and operation
• Unwinding Structures – unwinding defunct or unwanted structures
• Mergers & Acquisitions – primarily deal advice on both sides of a transaction including Corporate law advice, guidance, implementation, regulatory and applicability.


Experience Required:



The applicant will be a corporate lawyer with a good range of experience in areas of law such as structuring and reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, funds, debt listings and intra-group financing arrangements, corporate governance, commercial arrangements, share investments and/or the implementation of employee incentive arrangements.


The applicant must have a high level of technical knowledge with regards to UK corporate and contract law. Familiarity with partnership, trust, regulatory, banking and/or insolvency law would be helpful. In addition, a successful applicant will have the ability to get up to speed quickly on esoteric areas and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work.


The applicant must be able to demonstrate his/her experience on transactions (while ensuring that other senior members of the team are kept informed and involved at appropriate times), and to supervise and develop more junior members of the team. Strong project management skills are a must.

The applicant should have good experience of coordinating the provision of advice and the production of complex and interrelated legal agreements and documentation by advisers in several jurisdictions. While consulting appropriately on difficult issues, he/she must be able to deliver robust and appropriate legal advice and exercise sound judgement.


The successful applicant will have significant experience of working with demanding clients across a wide spectrum of size and activities, and will be expert at service delivery. He/she must be able to demonstrate sound client relationship and business development skills, and a keenness to develop these skills further. The successful applicant will be expected to take responsibility for servicing and building part of the existing business of the team. The successful applicant will help promote the team’s work through participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publication.


Education and qualifications:

It is expected that the successful applicant will be a UK-qualified solicitor with a minimum of 7 years’ PQE experience, which should have been gained in the UK at a reputable firm (but applicants with other suitable experience will also be considered). Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential.







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