Mid-Level Associate - Transactional Real Estate Lawyer

Clifford Chance - Newcastle, Province of KwaZulu-Natal

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Mid-Level Associate - Transactional Real Estate Lawyer

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law

firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global

standards with local expertise. The firm

has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets

of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial

activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real

estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.


acquired our Newcastle office in early 2018, where our team of more than 60

paralegals, senior paralegals and operations managers bring decades of

experience, expertise and specialist knowledge to areas such as legal tech and

process-driven service delivery.

This is an

opening for a Jnr-Mid Level Real Estate Lawyer in our Newcastle office to work

alongside our London office Practice Areas providing Real Estate specialist

advice and support on market leading transactions.

The Practice

At Clifford Chance we specialise in providing

commercial legal advice on all transaction types where real estate is the core

asset. Acting for the real estate industry's leading players, we advise on the

full range of real estate-related transactions. Our leading real estate practice,

with over 300 Partners and Lawyers worldwide, offers UK, European, Asian

and US real estate capability and advises the real estate industry’s leading

players on the entire property ‘life-cycle’.

We are building a small transactional real estate team which will be based in our Newcastle office. This team will principally work alongside the London Real Estate Transaction Group on its transactions and will also work with the London Finance and London Corporate Practice Areas providing specialist real estate advice and support. Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • assisting

    in the management of large transactions, including Real Estate, Real

    Estate Finance and Corporate M&A transactions and in particular, managing

    due diligence work streams;

  • working
    on the real estate aspects of energy and infrastructure projects such as
    land acquisition, pipeline easements, due diligence (including producing
    or reviewing certificates of title/reports on title);
  • ongoing management work such as lettings, licences for clients and
    lender consent matters;
  • provide support to social housing transactions, primarily reviewing
    certificates of title and other due diligence exercises;
  • working alongside the Real Estate Transaction Group on various
    works streams in relations to acquisitions, developments, investments and

The team will also lead on developing standard

operating procedures and processes to allow greater facilitation of artificial

intelligence in the scope of real estate transactions.

  • Able to take day to day responsibility for managing and completing
    your own workload
  • The work will include organization of allocated work streams, responsibility
    for delivery of those work streams working closely with Partners and other
    Lawyers in the London office.
  • It will involve client contact, conducting negotiations
    and drafting.

Skills and


  • Solid experience advising on real estate matters

    including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters, real estate

    development, and due diligence.

  • Good experience of providing RE specialist

    input/advice on Corporate, Finance and Restructuring matters.

  • Strong legal skills with the ability to provide

    commercial solutions.

  • Strong transactional skills with an organised and

    structured approach.

  • Good negotiating and presentation skills.

  • Good drafting skills.

  • Sound commercial judgment.


  • A good sound knowledge of real estate law and the

    commercial real estate market.


  • Excellent academic record.

  • England & Wales qualified solicitor.


order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate

and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this

"Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business

strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the highest level of

technical skills but are also Client Focused.

We are

looking for lawyers who:

- are

good at fostering relationships with clients;

- can

work in teams, share knowledge and contribute to the overall successes;

- are

empathetic, responsive and reliable;

- are

commercial and practical in the solutions they deliver to clients;

- demonstrate a keen interest to learn about our

clients' business.

To find out more:

Interested? To find out more about what it is like to work

at Clifford Chance in Newcastle please visit our careers site

Equal Opportunities

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job

applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil

partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic

background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.

Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be

imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on

any of the above grounds.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and

conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every

other aspect of employment.

The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection

criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise

treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The firm is committed to the implementation of

this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and

continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the

policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any

barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any

failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary


Opening Date: 5th March 2020

Closing Date: 4th April 2020

Salary: Competitive

Location: Newcastle

Recruiter - Bhalinder Chambon



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Clifford Chance

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