Matthews and Carter Associates specialises in placing common law qualified lawyers into leading UK and US firms in London. We also place Australian qualified lawyers with top-tier firms in the United States.
We have extensive experience placing lawyers from the UK and a variety of jurisdictions into leading National, Silver Circle, Magic Circle and US firms maintaining close working relationships with some of the largest and most dynamic firms in the City and beyond.
We guide candidates through the whole process of moving firms from the initial conversation to advising and critiquing your CV. We guide you through individual interview stages and endeavour to secure you the best package possible. We also guide you through the process of resigning and preparing to start life at your new firm or even new country.
If you are looking to update your CV, or don’t know where to start, you can request our CV template by getting in touch on the contact page.
If you would like to apply for any of the below, please send a copy of your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Private Equity 1-4PQE (3-6yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **SILVER CIRCLE**
An opportunity for a junior/mid-level private equity focused corporate associate to join the market leading private equity practice of this Silver Circle firm in London. The firm pays top London rates and is known for providing excellent progression opportunities and having a positive firm culture.
The PE team are best known for their groundbreaking work representing some of the largest and highest profile asset management houses in London on mid-market and high-end transactions. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with partners and benefit from high levels of responsibility from the outset.
The ideal candidate will have at least one year of post-qualified experience in the UK, (or 3 years experience in Australia/New Zealand) working within a well-regarded PE team.
Corporate Private Equity 3-5PQE **US FIRM**
A great opportunity for a mid-level associate to join the well-regarded private equity team of this top-tier US firm in London paying top US rates.
The team have grown at an impressive rate over the last few years and have rapidly gained a well deserved reputation in the private equity space where they are best known for their high-value buyout work. You will have the opportunity to work closely with partners and benefit from high levels of responsibility on matters.
The ideal candidate will be at least three years qualified in the UK and will have gained solid PE experience within a well-regarded City, International or US firm.
Structured Finance NQ-3PQE (2-5yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **MAGIC CIRCLE**
A great opportunity has arisen for a junior structured finance associate to join the well regarded team of this top-tier Magic Circle firm in London.
The team work on a broad range of structured finance matters however they are particularly known for their CLO and
securitisation expertise. You will have a varied diet of work and benefit from working with multiple partners, all of whom are leaders in their fields. Due to the nature of the team, much of your work will involve cross-border matters working closely with the firm’s international offices (especially the New York office).
The ideal candidate will have post-qualified experience (at least 2 years of experience in Australia or New Zealand) with a top-tier structured finance team however if you come from a general finance practice and are interested in specialising in structured finance, you are also encouraged to apply.
Corporate 2-4PQE (4-6yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **SILVER CIRCLE FIRM**
A great opportunity has arisen in the corporate team of this leading Silver Circle firm in London for a mid-level associate.
The team cover a broad range of corporate transactions (M&A, Private Equity, ECM) and have recently been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile deals in the market. You will have the opportunity to work on a number of complex cross-border transactions working very closely with partners.
The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post-qualified experience in a common law jurisdiction (at least four years of experience in Australia/New Zealand) working for a top-tier City, US or International firm.
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Corporate M&A/PE 3PAE+ **TOP-TIER US FIRM**
A great opportunity for an Australian qualified corporate associate has arisen with this top-tier US firm in New York City or San Francisco paying 'Cravath Scale' US rates of $250,000+ (A$360,000).
The team predominantly cover private M&A and private equity transactions and work with some of the biggest names in the corporate and venture capital markets. Associates will benefit from high levels of responsibility, close contact with partners who are leaders in their fields and the opportunity to be actively involved in business development.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of corporate experience working with a leading firm in Australia and be open to relocating to the United States as soon as possible.
Investment Funds 2-4PQE (4-6yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **SILVER CIRCLE FIRM**
A great opportunity for a junior/mid-level associate to join the well-regarded investment funds team of this Silver Circle firm based in the City
Working with some of the most high-profile clients in the market, the team have continued to rank highly for their work representing fund managers and investors. You will work on a broad range of funds including private equity, venture and growth, infrastructure, credit and real estate.
The ideal candidate will have at least two years of post-qualified experience working within a top-tier funds team in the UK/Ireland or have at least three years experience in Australia/New Zealand.
Banking/Finance NQ-4PQE (2-6yrs exp Australia/New Zealand) **TOP-TIER US FIRM**
A great opportunity has arisen for a junior/mid-level finance associate to join the well-regarded team of this top-tier US firm in London paying top US rates.
The team work across a range of finance matters however the team are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who either have experience in leveraged/acquisition finance or are looking to gain exposure to this type of work. The chosen candidate will benefit from high levels of responsibility from the outset and will work on some of the highest-profile transactions in the market.
The ideal candidate will have qualified into, or have completed at least one seat in, a top-tier finance team of a leading UK, US or International firm.
Restructuring/Insolvency 1-5PQE (3-7 yrs exp. Australia/New Zealand) **TOP-TIER US FIRM**
A great opportunity for a junior/mid-level associate to join this market leading restructuring/insolvency team in the City paying top New York rates.
Best known for their high profile and high value restructuring and insolvencies, this team works with creditors and debtors on primarily non-contentious matters. Due to the nature of the firm, associates benefit from high levels of responsibility at all levels and work closely with partners and clients.
The ideal candidate will be at least one year qualified (3 years experience in Australia/New Zealand) and be working in a well-regarded restructuring/insolvency team of a top-tier UK, international or US firm.
Associate (Silver Circle): Anthony helped me to secure a rewarding and exciting role, and I cannot speak highly enough of him. Anthony was knowledgeable, personable and clearly understood my priorities - he was a real pleasure to deal with.
Associate (Top-tier firm): It was a pleasure working with Anthony on finding the right new opportunity for me to at this stage of my career. He gave me a great insight into what each stage of the interviews would look like, including the people I would be meeting, and prepared me well for them. Anthony kept me promptly updated throughout the process and ultimately was successful in placing me with a great firm, and for that I am extremely grateful.
Associate (International firm): Anthony gave me sound guidance and support throughout the interview process.
Associate (Magic Circle): Worked with Anthony on a move from Aus to London. Was great support, and would recommend to anyone looking for roles in London.
Associate (Silver Circle): Anthony gave very helpful guidance throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend anyone looking to relocate to get in touch with Anthony.
Associate (US Firm): Anthony was incredibly helpful and diligent in helping me to consider next steps in my career and to explore potential pathways. Always available and giving of time to answer any questions or queries I had, it was a pleasure to work with him and I’m very grateful for his assistance.
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