Corporate Senior Associate - Ireland


Dublin 2, IE

Department or practice area:  Corporate (Ireland)

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Corporate (Ireland)  team, with the addition of a Corporate Senior Associate - Ireland.

Meet the team


The Corporate group of Taylor Wessing Ireland specialises in venture capital, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and equity capital markets. The team advises investors, companies and management teams on a wide variety of venture capital and private equity transactions in various sectors, most notably the technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors. The practice also involves a significant amount of M&A and joint venture work, much of which is cross-border in nature.

Key responsibilities


  • Advising investors, companies and management team on a wide variety of venture capital investments, M&A transactions and private equity transactions.
  • Cross-border M&A and joint venture work.
  • Advising companies at all stages of their lifecycle. Acting for many high profile investors - from prominent early stage funds and the biggest international venture capital firms to corporate investors and sovereign wealth funds – as well as many of them most successful early and growth stage investee companies across the world.
  • Working internationally with Taylor Wessing’s teams in other major tech hubs, such as Silicon Valley, London, Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam.

Knowledge, skills and experience


  • General M&A and VC experience from a top tier Irish, UK or international corporate practice.
  • Exits including trade sales, mergers and IPOs.
  • Seed capital and subsequent growth financing rounds.
  • Start-up advice.
  • Incentivisation and employee benefits.
  • Tax structuring.
  • Excellent academics and strong technical ability.
  • Strong commercial focus and client management skills necessary to run with transactions with appropriate partner and junior associate support.
  • Friendly, supportive, sociable individual with 'can do' attitude who enjoys their work.
  • Ambition on a personal level and also for Taylor Wessing, an exciting new enterprise which they can join on the “ground floor”
  • The role will suit candidates with strong people skills who enjoy a high level of client contact and who have had previous experience of assisting with large transactions. The team is dynamic and driven, with ambitions to capitalise on the high volume of transactional work. All associates are provided with excellent formal career development, including through our well-developed path to partnership programme, and benefit from appropriate coaching and mentoring with a view to realisation of their individual goals.



Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  

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