United Kingdom and Ireland
An international financial and commercial centre as well as the European base for many multinational corporations and financial institutions, London has evolved into, arguably, the legal and financial capital of the world. It attracts lawyers and finance professionals from all over the globe keen to work on some of the most exciting transactions on offer anywhere in the world.
The current M&A explosion and flow-on effect into other transactional areas, a resurgence in the IT and Telecommunications market together with more and more US finance and law firms increasing their presence in London, have all combined to contribute to a substantial demand for qualified professionals.
For lawyers the demand is highest across corporate M&A, banking and finance, construction, real estate and major projects, IT/IP and tax.
Across Finance the spectrum is no less broad with opportunities in abundance across corporate M&A, Private equity, venture capital, structured finance, capital markets, funds management and insurance.
Remuneration across finance and law in London is exceptionally competitive and is perhaps second only to New York in terms of global comparison. Salary levels have been evolving upwards consistently over the last few years and bonus payments breaking all records.
Ireland, particularly Dublin, is also experiencing exceptional growth and demand areas mirror that of London. Dublin is an excellent alternative to London, with competitive salaries and the same close proximity to Europe.