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UK & Ireland
The legal services industry in the UK is one of the largest in the world - second only to the United States. The City of London is vibrant and dynamic, with a high level of competitiveness. If you're a lawyer looking to develop and challenge yourself on the world's biggest M&A deals or international disputes, London will offer you this and more.
Below are the cities in this region which Sonder recognise as having a growing legal industry with demand for professionals.
LondonView Salary Guide
The London legal market is poised for continued growth as legal needs continue to evolve. Working as a lawyer in this vibrant city will open doors to many exciting opportunities throughout your career.
DublinView Salary Guide
Dublin’s legal market has taken off in the past five years. It is a very sophisticated and evolved market. Ranked by PwC as the second most attractive European financial centre after London.
Below are the Sonder team members who work and serve this region. To find out more, connect on LinkedIn or fill out the form below and a Consultant will be in touch.
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Leveraged Finance Associate
We have been briefed on a senior role by a seasoned Leveraged Finance partner with over a decade of top-tier experience who has recently joined the finance practice at an international law firm in London. The team is highly ranked by multiple legal directories and works on some of the most sophisticated transactions on the market. They regularly represent sponsors and lenders across a broad range of industries.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Private Equity Lawyer
This role is for a Senior Associate that is looking to join a strong, busy team where they will be trusted to manage their own clients and take on high levels of responsibility. You will join the firm with the mind to be put on track to Partner - 2 Seniors in this team have been promoted to Partner this year alone.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Corporate M&A and PE Lawyer
A leading US law firm in London require a mid-level corporate M&A and private equity lawyer to join their prestigious Corporate team in London. You will work on a broad range of corporate transactions ranging from public and private M&A to private equity transactions. You will join a high performing and collegiate team working with some of the most prestigious clients in the market.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Associate - Corporate Tax
Our client is one of the few US firms in London where a Corporate Tax Associate can work on the full spectrum of corporate tax work. The work is varied and as a lawyer in this close-knit, collaborative team you will work across the Partners. The firm have leading teams across M&A, Private Equity, Debt finance, infrastructure and funds and the Tax team service all groups.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Intellectual Property Associate
This role is ideal for an energetic and enthusiastic lawyer who is looking to grow and add value within a great team and firm. This is a role that'll give you the opportunity to really find a home somewhere, hopefully for the long term. You'll be advising clients on a variety of matters: licensing and collaboration agreements, commercial arrangements, and IP aspects of PE and M&A deals.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Patent Litigation Associate
You'll be advising clients on a variety of patent matters. You can expect to gain some really diverse experience and build great internal and external relationships. Yes, the firm will invest into you from day one, but you must meet this with demonstrable initiative as well as the ability to take on high levels of responsibility and a challenging work load within a tightly knit, collaborative and friendly environment.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
International Arbitration Lawyer
You'll be advising clients on a variety of arbitration matters. You can expect to gain some really diverse experience and build great internal and external relationships. Yes, the firm will invest into you from day one, but you must meet this with demonstrable initiative as well as the ability to take on high levels of responsibility and a challenging work load within a tightly knit, collaborative and friendly environment.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Private Equity Lawyer 3-7PQE - Prestigious International Firm
A prestigious international firm is seeking to add a mid-level Private Equity lawyer to its growing team. The firm is known for being highly collaborative and promoting a respectful culture. It has and continues to benefit from significant investment over recent years, making this an exciting time to join. The team is very highly ranked in tier one for mid-market PE, as well as frequently acting on high-value deals.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Competition / Antitrust Lawyer
Elite law firm is looking to bring on a junior Competition/ Anti-Trust Lawyer to join its high-performing team in London. You will be part of a small close-knit team and will work closely with the wider European Competition and Antitrust team. This role will see you work across a variety of competition, regulation and trade work globally including merger control, cartel investigations, antitrust advice and regulatory matters.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
A Tier 1 ranked, elite US firm is seeking a junior Construction Associate to join their market leading team in London. You'll advise clients on a range of construction matters, many of which have an international angle. NB. the firm is open to September qualifiers. This role is ideal for an energetic and enthusiastic lawyer looking to grow and add value within a cutting-edge team, with an industry-leading firm.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Our client, a global and prestigious City law firm, are opening recruitment into their aviation finance team. There are multiple roles across different levels. The ideal candidate will have strong aviation finance experience gained from a respected City or large regional firm. Those from a broader asset finance background, with aviation finance included, are encouraged to apply.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Restructuring Senior Associate
A very well-respected global firm is looking to add a senior lawyer with restructuring and distressed investing experience. The role encompasses working with the full gamut of stakeholders in numerous global markets. The team has a great culture with an emphasis on high-quality work, not at the cost of work-life balance. The team has a very preferable stack and would provide an excellent opportunity for progression.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Sonder is currently instructed on International Arbitration roles with some of the truly elite teams in the City of London. We have a number of roles with teams who rank at the very top of the legal directories for International Arbitration. The required level of PQEs are 3-6 and NQ-2.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Antitrust/Competition Lawyer (Mid-Level) - Elite US Firm
A highly prestigious elite US firm is seeking to add a mid-level Competition and Antitrust lawyer to its growing team. The firm is known for being highly collaborative and promoting a respectful culture. It has and continues to benefit from significant investment over recent years, making this an exciting time to join. Working at this firm you will be remunerated at the top of the market.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
NQ Competition Role | Elite City Firm
One of the most respected and prestigious firms in the City are considering September 2023 qualifiers for their extremely well regarded Competition team in London. Candidates will need to have trained at a leading City or large regional firm, to have completed a seat in Competition and an exemplary academic record.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Investment Funds - mid-level associate
One of the most prestigious US law firms in London are looking to hire a mid-level investment funds lawyer into their asset management team. You will join one of the most respected funds teams in the City and a firm renowned for their attractive culture. You will work on a range of fund formation and fundraisings across private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds as well as venture capital funds. You will also work on secondary transactions.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch
Our client wants to consider candidates with secondaries experience as well as mainstream private funds lawyers looking to specialise in to this exciting market. The firm will even consider lawyers without a pure funds background, those from a corporate PE, funds tax or even a M&A background are encouraged to apply.Apply on LinkedInGet in touch