DBS Group Associate – Corporate M & A

By | April 1, 2021

DBS Group Associate – Corporate M & A

DBS Group

Associate – Corporate M & A

  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • xxxxx
  • EE/AA, Non EE/AA
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We are looking for junior associates with an interest in M&A transactions You should have strong academic credentials and a genuine interest in financing transactions and cross-border M&A. You should also be ambitious and passionate about work, ready for the challenges of working in a global law firm, service-minded with strong interpersonal skills and able to work in team.

As an associate, you will have the opportunity to work with all the partners and with teams based in other offices and thereby gain diverse experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions and in all the legal areas of our office (ECM, DCM, banking, corporate etc.).

On offer high-quality, internationally-oriented work on the most challenging M&A, bank finance and capital markets transactions, a competitive salary package and an opportunity to work as part of a truly global organization

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drafting of basic filings addressed to courts and authorities (Commercial Register, Cadastral Register, Trade Licensing Office)
  • Conducting brief or somewhat more complex research, or drafting of memoranda (search for judicature, commentaries to specific legal issues)
  • Drafting of basic agreements (according to model documents), powers of attorney, draft resolutions of General Meetings, waivers of appeal, various statements
  • Involvement in due diligence – analysis of agreements in data room and their subsequent description
  • Communication with clients (via telephone, E-mail)
  • Assisting clients with corporate establishment, registration, transformation, governance and liquidation
  • Conducting research and analysis on impact of M&A
  • Drafting legal memoranda on broad range of topics arising under commercial law and corporate and labor law precedents
  • Analyzing corporate health of businesses prior to acquisition by clients
  • Providing direct assistance to senior lawyers on matters arising in the course of day-to-day provision of legal services to leading international and domestic corporate clients
  • Joining educational seminar and practice groups
  • Drafting of all types of corporate documents required for organization of all types of companies or for adoption of changes to companies (e.g. change of business name, registered office, statutory body, etc.) and subsequent registration thereof in Commercial Register (i.e. powers of attorney, statements, decisions, simple draft agreements), drafting of motions for entry of changes in entries of companies in Commercial Register, completion of schedules to such motions
  • Communicating with foreign authorities, preparing forms, and serving notice
  • Organizing General Meetings, on their own or together with Notary Public
  • Assisting in due diligence
  • Assisting foreign clients in paperwork
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Desired Experience & Qualification

  • BA or BCOM , LLB degree
  • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Ability to see the big picture
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Driven by professional growth
  • Strong professional presence
  • Client service focus
  • Team player
  • Strong judgment
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
  • Long-term interest in business law
  • Fluency in English
  • International experience a plus
  • Good understanding of the key risks and issues involved in cross-border transactions;
  • Experience on advising on numerous commercial contracts, in particular credit agreements, bond documents (e.g. offering memoranda, purchase agreements, indentures, trust deeds etc.), corporate approvals, share purchase agreements, offering circulars etc


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