Senior Associate Corporate / M&A

Senior 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 candidate 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 Senior Associates to join our team.

Key responsibilities

You will be part of our Corporate/M&A team. You will also be encouraged to  join one of the following sector teams:

  • Industrials
  • Consumer
  • Life sciences
  • TMT
  • Private Capital
  • Energy and Projects
  • Reorganisations

The role will very much focus on general corporate/M&A work and the work type of the sector team you wish to join, with the benefit of the structured career progression that this brings, and 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 be expected to play a leading role on M&A transactions, drafting principal documents, advising on corporate governance and being a key contact for clients, intermediaries and legal teams on the other side of the transaction. You will also become jointly responsible for managing the corporate/M&A team in the Netherlands and its overall success.

You will be required to contribute proactively and enthusiastically to our strategic objectives including by initiating and driving 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 have an external network of contacts relevant to your area of focus.


Skills and experience:

  • You will be able to demonstrate a high level of technical skill and competence, market knowledge, sector expertise and commerciality appropriate for your level of experience.
  • 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 be expected to have experience of and to continue to play your part in the development of the team by coaching and mentoring junior colleagues.
  • You are ideally to have 5-7 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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