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Lewis Silkin LLP

Associate ( Corporate & Tax Group)

Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way.

With 59 partners and more than 300 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions, Employment, Immigration & Reward (EIR) and Creators, Makers & Innovators (CMI).


The role would be in our CMI division, although the successful candidate would be expected to work across the two divisions as required.

The CMI division is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering a deep understanding of the industry sectors in which clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services. It consists of 35 partners and around 65 other specialist lawyers.

The division’s lawyers have decades of experience both within the creative industries and as legal advisers with in depth knowledge and experience of the many sectors that make up the creative world, including advertising and marketing, technology, financial services, retail, entertainment and media, fashion, hospitality and sports.

The department


The Tax team consists of three people:

  1. The Head of Tax who advises primarily on corporate and commercial transactions, and who sits within the Corporate team

  2. A partner who advises primarily on share plans and incentive arrangements, and who also sits within the Corporate team

  3. A consultant partner who advises on employment tax, incentives, and some of the regulatory issues associated with incentives in the Financial Services sector, and who sits within the EIR division



We expect the candidate to have excellent academics and strong interpersonal skills.

We are seeking a 3-6 year PQE associate with experience of corporate tax, commercial tax and private company share incentives to work in a small team and take advantage of the opportunity to grow into new areas.  The firm will provide full support in the development of the candidate’s skills and give them the opportunity to do good quality, interesting and varied work based on the firm’s wider Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate and Employment practices.

The successful individual will work closely with friendly and supportive partners in a busy Tax, Reward and Incentives team, and be heavily involved in the transactional work of the broader Corporate team.  The firm is also encouraging of growth in the firm’s tax advisory practice, and the role offers good prospects for personal and career development.

Additional information


Our preferred candidate would have at least 3 years’ experience in a commercial firm with experience advising on the tax aspects of a variety of commercial and corporate transactions, negotiating the tax aspects of corporate transactions, and designing / implementing equity incentives. Experience with clients in the Media & Entertainment sectors or advising on intellectual property tax matters would be an advantage but is not required.

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