Tax Associate

Closing date: 28/02/2023
PQE: 2 years
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Tax
Location: London
The firm

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We have more than 900 lawyers and professionals across 19 offices spanning the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Our firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Our London office is the nexus of the firm’s international practice. The firm’s strategy in London has been to grow practices that complement core strengths of the firm. This has resulted in the growth of a fully integrated office practicing at the top of its markets. The core strengths on which the office is founded are financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), complex finance, energy, debt and equity capital markets, securities, financial services regulatory, disputes, investment funds (hedge, private equity, real estate and infrastructure), EU competition and international trade and tax. The integrated nature of our practices mean that the lawyers based in London work closely on a regular basis with their counterparts in the firm’s other international practices as well as those in the firm’s US offices.

The role

Our London Tax team are looking for an England & Wales qualified lawyer (c2 PQE) with prior exposure to corporate, funds and/or restructuring. The team is headed up by partners Serena Lee and Matthew Durward-Thomas plus, 1 counsel, 1 associate & 1 trainee. Our Tax lawyers are exposed to a wide variety of high quality and bespoke work within a supportive and inclusive team environment and positive training culture.

Additional information

Our U.K. tax team is one of the most established and recognised tax teams within a U.S. law firm in London. It has a strong reputation in the market, representing investment funds (including hedge funds and private equity firms) and other financial institutions in restructurings and reorganisations, fund formation and investment structuring, financings and M&A.

Most of our work has a significant international aspect, and we work closely with our offices in the United States and leading local counsel to provide a fully integrated service on cross-border projects. Our U.K. tax team provides innovative and practical tax solutions in a commercial context, delivering the highest-quality tax advice and service to our clients.

Equal opportunities

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's employment practices actively promote equal opportunities throughout the Firm and its employees are selected and recruited  by merit in relation to the job to be performed, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief.