Business Development Executive


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Business Development

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 Business Development  team, with the addition of a Business Development Executive.


The opportunity for you


We have one of the largest Private Wealth teams in Europe, with more than 100 lawyers across 17 jurisdictions working seamlessly to help our clients grow, protect, and transfer their wealth, wherever they are. We provide a full range of legal solutions that address our high-net worth clients' business, investment, and personal challenges. Our clients are global citizens with connections to many different jurisdictions, which means a very large part of our advice is cross-border in nature.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a truly market-leading international team. The role will work across the team covering private wealth initiatives in areas such as M&A, reputation management, private client, disputes, real estate, and so on.


The role requires a proactive attitude and an engaging and energetic style. We need someone who can get to know the business quickly and develop and manage a broad range of relationships skillfully and effectively. We need someone who will take a hands-on approach to tasks and who will get things done.


Key responsibilities


  •      Support the implementation of the Private Wealth BD & Marketing plans by working with the BD Manager to translate practice and sector goals into specific BD objectives and tasks.
  •      Support the BD Manager for Private Wealth on strategic projects and the delivery of the BD and Marketing plan for Private Wealth. This will include helping identify and pursue opportunities from across the firm's existing client base where there is high potential for profitable growth. It will also include support on specific thought leadership campaigns, BD products, client communications and marketing initiatives, and working with the wider BDMC team.
  •      Support the delivery of the Private Wealth intermediary programme, helping plan activities and meetings, and monitoring and reporting on intermediary referral activity to enhance the profile of the Private Wealth group with key targets and increase referral reciprocity.
  •      Facilitate proactive cross-selling across Private Wealth and with other relevant practice/sector groups within the firm (for example, with our Venture Capital team).
  •      Work with partners, the BD Manager and the Bids team as required to pitch for new business opportunities, and draft or co-ordinate the writing of pitch documents and credential statements.

Knowledge, skills and experience

  •      Solid business development experience at a similar level from within the legal or professional services sector.
  •      An understanding of the Private Wealth sector, while not required, would be advantageous. A  strong desire to learn more about the international Private Wealth sector is essential.
  •      A can-do attitude with a bias for action. The ability to take the initiative and ownership for projects, and the drive to get things done is very important.
  •      Excellent attention to detail.
  •      Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, and a track record of building collaborative working relationships at all levels.
  •      A proactive, tenacious and creative approach.



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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