Mid-Level Associate - Transactional Real Estate Lawyer
Clifford Chance - Newcastle, Province of KwaZulu-Natal
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.
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:
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;
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
- 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
- Strong transactional skills with an organised and
- 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.
looking for lawyers who:
good at fostering relationships with clients;
work in teams, share knowledge and contribute to the overall successes;
empathetic, responsive and reliable;
commercial and practical in the solutions they deliver to clients;
- demonstrate a keen interest to learn about our
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at Clifford Chance in Newcastle please visit our careers site
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Opening Date: 5th March 2020
Closing Date: 4th April 2020
Recruiter - Bhalinder Chambon