Knowledge Lawyer, Private Equity

Knowledge Lawyer, Private Equity

Baker McKenzie

London, United Kingdom

Role purpose

To manage and execute legal content projects, training and knowledge initiatives for the Private Equity practice group within the context of the firm's knowledge strategy.

Main responsibilities

To make first-class knowledge easily available to lawyers, increasing the quality, consistency and/or cost-effectiveness of the advice that Baker McKenzie gives its clients. Including:

  • Precedents. Draft, develop and automate Private Equity precedents;
  • Work product. Collect and input the group's work product into the firm's global repository of knowledge and populate global, multi-jurisdictional databases and resources;
  • Private Equity skills training. Prepare, support and deliver training programs and develop training materials that are aligned with the firm's training strategy;
  • Advice and Current Awareness. Support the Private Equity practice with legal expertise on an as-needed basis including regularly drafting alerts on legal and market/deal developments and acting as editor/writer/researcher of the firm's publications;
  • Business development/thought leadership/profile. Assist in the development of thought leadership initiatives, drafting articles and legal content for proposals or other business development resources;
  • KM strategy. Assist in development and implementation of the group's knowledge plan in line with the firm's knowledge strategy; support, implement and communicate the firm's knowledge strategy to the group and actively participate in the firm's knowledge projects and initiatives;
  • Relationship building. Build relationships with key stakeholders in London and build greater KM community connections in the EMEA region and globally;
  • Operational enhancements. Improve efficiency and quality of the delivery of our Private Equity legal services. Actively contribute to operational enhancement initiatives, particularly with respect to offshore service centres/alternative timekeepers, integrated use of project managers and other technology tools.

Travel requirements

  • Some travel may be required.

About the candidate

Technical skills, qualifications and experience

  • Law degree;
  • Current license to practice law (or eligibility for one); preferably admitted in a Commonwealth jurisdiction;
  • Strong post-qualification experience as a practicing lawyer with direct involvement in Private Equity transactions, particularly cross-border deals;
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) and the confidence to communicate in a multi-cultural, multi-level environment;
  • Experience working directly with senior counterparts on strategy and execution;
  • Excellent time management and organizing skills; ability to prioritise and manage time to meet deadlines;
  • Experience in or willingness to learn document automation and other legal tech.

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