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Lawyer (Contract Negotiation)

Avantia Law


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join a premier legal firm and shape the future of investment law with your expertise and innovation.


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£70000 - £95000

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Remote (UK)

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Expires at anytime

Avantia is a leading legal firm catering to high-caliber investment funds and asset managers, renowned for delivering premium services and boasting a diverse, global team. With flexibility at its core, Avantia supports both remote and office-based work from its London location, fostering a culture of trust and diversity. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that values innovation and quality service.

  • Organization summary - A global firm with a reputation for excellence in the investment law sector, offering flexible work arrangements and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Role Summary - Negotiate investment-related NDAs, engagement letters, and other commercial contracts. Manage document lifecycles, and act as the primary client contact, cultivating important relationships.
  • Role Requirements
    • Must be licensed to practice law in the UK or Europe.
    • Minimum of 3 years' post-qualification experience in corporate/transactional law.
    • Experience with asset managers, investment banks, or financial services is a plus.
    • Proficient in negotiating pre-M&A contracts and using legal technology.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team in a dynamic environment.
    • Committed to delivering high-quality service with excellent communication skills.
    • Self-starter with a commercial and pragmatic outlook, eager to innovate.
  • Application Process Details - The application process is merit-based, welcoming all qualified individuals. Candidates requiring reasonable accommodations for interviews or employment should communicate their needs to the Talent team.


Our clients are sophisticated, high-calibre investment funds and asset managers. They expect a premium service – and we deliver. We have a proven track record in this, often winning new clients through referrals.

We offer a culture of trust and flexibility to employees. We have an office in London for those wishing to spend some portion of their working time with colleagues, but employees are equally welcome to work entirely remotely. We have a truly diverse workforce, with members of staff coming from all corners of the world.


We are looking for a corporate/ transactional lawyer to negotiate investment related NDAs/confidentiality agreements, engagement letters and other commercial contracts that our clients trust us with. Our lawyers are responsible for each stage of the document lifecycle, from reviewing & negotiating documents guided by client playbooks , through to document execution. You will be the direct day-to-day contact with the client, with an important role to play in nurturing your client relationships.


  • Contract Negotiation: Reviewing and negotiating high volumes of pre-M&A contracts, directly liaising with counterparties and adhering to agreed turnaround times. Updating client playbooks on an ongoing basis.
  • Client Management: Managing and deepening your client relationships and acting as a trusted advisor to your clients.
  • Team Collaboration: Working with other Avantia lawyers and paralegals, reviewing the work of more junior team members and assisting with training when required.


  • Licensed to practice Law in the UK or Europe.
  • 3+ years’ corporate/ transactional law experience post qualification, either inhouse or private practice.
  • Familiarity of working with asset managers, investment banks or other financial services firms preferable but not essential.
  • Experienced with independently negotiating pre-M&A contracts (NDAs, NRLs, joinders, engagement letters etc.)
  • Tech savvy and able to adapt to Avantia’s technology suite (e.g. HighQ). Any specific interest in artificial intelligence and legal tech is very welcome!
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced, changing and dynamic environment with the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Efficient. While we are committed to respecting work-life balance, we also expect staff to move quickly on matters while at work and manage and appropriately prioritise multiple tasks and competing demands and deadlines.
  • Committed to delivering a quality service to our clients with a strong work ethic to match.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Our clients value and expect us to provide crisp, concise, and straightforward advice.
  • Strong grasp of relevant legal concepts combined with a commercial and pragmatic outlook.
  • A self-starter who takes ownership. We look for people who are constantly thinking of ways to innovate our technology and our business. As our growth continues, there will be new and exciting opportunities to get involved and contribute to our continued evolution and success.


At Avantia, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace, and we firmly believe in equal opportunities for all. We value and celebrate the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that each individual brings to our team. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and empowered to contribute their best work. Our hiring process is merit-based, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage you to communicate any reasonable accommodations you may need during the recruitment process and future employment. Please let your Talent team contact know ahead of any interview, we will be happy to suggest or confidentially discuss reasonable adjustments.


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