Practice Support Lawyer – Corporate - M&A

The PSL is responsible for a range of activities aimed at developing the Corporate-M&A practice group.

The primary responsibilities of this function are to work with the members of the practice group and supervising partner(s) to develop and maintain precedents and know-how, as well as to provide legal updates, centralize legal research, give training to stagiaires and junior associates on practical legal issues (e.g., electronic signatures, pre-closings, etc.), and interact with business development activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the members of the practice group and supervising partners to identify, gather, and organize precedents;
  • Monitor deal activity, assist attorneys in preparing closing binders, and supervise the recording of the information in the office databases;
  • Assist deal team in drafting, developing, and maintaining templates and produce benchmarks;
  • Manage, maintain, and update practice group knowledge base, collections of reference materials, and electronic resources (intranet, wiki, and practice sites);
  • Centralize legal research;
  • Monitor legal developments, prepare alert memos, and circulate relevant legislation, case law, doctrine, and commentary to the attorneys;
  • Provide training on practical legal issues to new joiners (stagiaires and junior associates); and
  • Work with M&A practice group and Business Development to create pitch documents, ensure timely dealnews submission, and review league tables submissions.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Qualified lawyer or experienced practitioner 
  • Master’s degree in Corporate Law
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Corporate and M&A

Languages

  • Fluent in French and in English (both spoken and written)

If you are looking for a position in an international environment where collegiality, integrity, excellence, passion, and going the extra mile are the core values, then please send your cover letter and CV to paradminrecruit@cgsh.com.