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CFT - Tax Advice and Controversy - Senior Associate

Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Team: Tax Advice and Controversy
Reports to: Reporting to Tax Partners

Purpose of job
This role will be advising on all aspects of corporate tax.

What's in it for you
We have a large and broadly-based tax practice. This is an opportunity to work on a wide range of transactions and tax structuring, ensuring tax-efficient implementation and execution to meet client needs.
We invest strongly in the training available to our associates. Our tax lawyers are seen as commercial, innovative and the role will enable you to have significant client contact.

Key tasks
The tax team provides advice in relation to the structuring and execution of transactions, both in the UK market and internationally. The successful candidate will be advising on the tax aspects of some or all of:
• structured real estate transactions;
• M&A, joint venture and other corporate transactions;
• funds: hedge and debt, real estate and other asset classes;
• international tax structures and cross-border transactions;
• structured (asset and Islamic) finance and capital markets;
• insolvency and restructuring; and
• relevant VAT and indirect tax issues.
Qualifications required
4 PQE+
Ideally England and Wales qualification but appropriate legal qualification to enable the candidate to practice in the UK
Strong Academics

Experience and Knowledge
• A broad range of corporate- tax experience at a City or large regional practice.
• Experience in real estate tax and taxation of corporate transactions is an advantage.
• Tax Experience could in addition include:
• funds taxation;
• taxation of financial transactions; and tax accounting.

Attitude and Skills
• Commercially focussed with an intellectual curiosity.
• Confident in front of clients.
• Ability to work independently but know when to seek additional support.
• Confident to question tax "received thinking".
• Clear and concise communication skills.
• Flexibility, and adaptability.

Diversity, inclusion and working differently
Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of BCLP. We are wholly committed to creating an inclusive and inspirational culture where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to make the most of their skills qualities and points of difference and, most importantly, be themselves.
We believe that our goals of always exceeding client expectations and being the most attractive place to work will only be achieved if we recruit, retain, reward and develop our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.
BCLP is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce. We are supportive of a range of working arrangements, tailored to you as an individual, wherever possible.
Please ask the Resourcing Team about the flexible working arrangements that are available to you within this role.
Please note that our PQE levels as stated in our job descriptions are a guide only and all suitable candidates will be considered.

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Please note: we will not accept speculative CVs sent to hiring managers or partners via email. We can only accept CVs sent via the portal from agencies that have agreed terms of business with the Recruitment team. For further information, contact

As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP ("BCLP") is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BCLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.
BCLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website:

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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