Associate Corporate / M&A

Associate Corporate / M&A


Eversheds Sutherland is a global full service law practice, known for its commercial awareness and industry knowledge, for providing a genuine commitment to client service excellence and to providing a tailored solution for every client.We act for both public and private sector clients across Europe, the UK, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US providing advice to clients across our company commercial, human resources, litigation and dispute management and real estate practices.With 74 offices across 35 countries worldwide, we have become one of the largest legal practices in the world and a great place to work and develop your career.

The corporate team

At Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V., group head Tom van Wijngaarden handles the full spectrum of corporate transactions alongside private equity and capital markets work, with a notable focus on the life sciences and healthcare sector. The partnerteam fields Miriam van Ee, who advises on renewable energy and sustainability issues and Elmer Veenman, who specialises in technology transactions and corporate carve-outs. The practice also leverages the firm’s global network to assist with cross-border mandates.

The role:

The successful candidates will be joining a dynamic team, providing world class services to a range of high quality clients operating across a number of jurisdictions. You’ll be someone who wants to be the best at what they do; who can handle pressure and enjoys making decisions that will have a real impact on the business. Our firm and our people are all about teamwork and we have an extremely collegiate atmosphere. You would be a crucial part of our team – you’ll find the work stimulating, the atmosphere dynamic and the results highly satisfying.

We are looking for experienced Associates to join our team.

Key responsibilities:

The role will encompass a full remit of corporate work including all aspects of client work and relationship management, client generation and business development. You will have the opportunity to leverage off Eversheds Sutherland’s unique selling points, including specialist sector expertise, international capability and a highly developed transaction management approach.

You will primarily undertake transactional work with the opportunity to gain experience of a wide variety of work across our Industrials, Consumer, Life Sciences, , TMT , Private Capital, Energy and Projects and Reorganisations teams. This provides our Associates with a rounded experience and the foundation to make an informed decision as to which area they wish to focus on and build their career around from Senior Associate on.

You will demonstrate the ability to play a pivotal role in transactions, project managing specialist teams, gaining drafting experience of principal and ancillary documents and engaging directly with clients, intermediaries and legal teams on the other side of the transaction.

You will be required to contribute proactively and enthusiastically to our strategic objectives including via structured business development activities. You will also be expected to develop close working relationships with appropriate office contacts throughout the business both nationally and internationally and be starting to build a network of external contacts.


Skills and experience:

  • You will be able to demonstrate a high level of technical skill and competence and have the ability to take into consideration the commercial impact of your advice when applying technical expertise to decisions.
  • You will have the ability to manage a varied workload and deal with the competing demands of clients which arise from involvement in a number of separate transactions at once.
  • You will be able to build great relationships with the colleagues you work with in other practice groups and will have experience of supervising junior colleagues.
  • Ideally to have 3-4 years of experience. However, we are happy to hear from anyone who believes they have the required skills to be a success.
  • You have a Master degree in Dutch law and are registered at the Netherlands Bar (Nederlandse orde van Advocaten) organisation.
  • Fluent in the Dutch language, both written and spoken.

Key competencies:

You will be able to demonstrate the delivery of excellent client care. Due to the nature of the work in this role, drive, enthusiasm and ability to work well as part of a team are vital.


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