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A law firm that achieves consistent high quality in client care, technical ability and investment in its people, Watson Farley & Williams specialises in managing complex transactions, projects and disputes for leading corporations, funds, financial institutions, governments and individuals. The firm is highly respected for its sector expertise, particularly in energy & infrastructure, maritime, natural resources, real estate and transport.

Working in an inclusive environment where opportunities are open to all based solely on personal merit, our talented people contribute to the continual growth of the firm through collective effort, and thrive in a familial and supportive atmosphere.

We are always looking for outstanding people who are seeking to take the next exciting step in their career – whether experienced lawyers, graduates, or those looking to join our exceptional business services team.

 

Vacancies - France Open

Job Description: Marketing Assistant
Department: Global Business Development
Reporting to: Business Development Manager

 

The role

The role will require a self-motivated person who is capable of supporting the Business Development Manager based in France on a daily basis and occasionally the wider Business Development team across Italy, Spain and Greece in the management of existing client relationships and the development of new business opportunities. Your main role will be to assist the Business Development Manager in implementing business and marketing plans and in organising campaigns to grow new and existing business.

 

Key Activities

Business Development Support

  • Assisting in drafting and updating marketing materials including brochures, briefings, email campaigns, lawyers’ biographies and other collateral (translations when necessary).
  • Assisting with the internal and external communication aspects to raise the profile of the firm and individuals through the intranet, website and social media updates (in conjunction with the London Communications team).
  • Assisting in coordinating directory submissions, league tables and awards.
  • Supporting with the organisation of client events including email campaigns and onsite logistics.
  • Assisting in the creation of pitches and credentials statements.
  • Supporting with market research and press reviews.
  • Monitor key market conference attendance to develop/maintain market positions matched to the business strategy and generate leads for the Partners/practice.
  • Capturing, updating and maintaining the pitch and deals databases, ensuring information is up to date at all times.
  • Championing the use of our CRM system ensuring all relevant information is in the system (business/marketing activities)
  • Involvement and support in firmwide projects as appropriate.

Required

  • Business School or University Master degree in Business, Marketing or Law.
  • Fluent in French and in English.
  • Computer-literate to fully master software used to produce marketing materials, emailing campaigns, databases and CRM systems.
  • Comfortable working in an international environment.
  • The ability to work effectively with and influence partners and others.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills.
  • Very strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to understand product and service development issues.
  • Well-organised with the ability to take responsibility for and lead specific projects.
  • Tenacity to see projects and tasks through to completion.
  • Good team-working/building skills.

Please send your application (resume and cover letter)  to Mrs Jeanien Gharbi via email: JGharbi@wfw.com

Vacancies - Germany Open

The firm is recruiting across its offices in Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt. WFW in Germany works with the best and brightest legal professionals, aiding career development through complex and challenging projects conducted in a collaborative working environment.

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Vacancies - Greece Open

Speculative applications

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - Hong Kong Open

Graduate Recruitment

In Hong Kong, Watson Farley & Williams takes on two trainees, four winter interns and six summer interns each year. Interns undertake an immersive programme, starting with the firm in either in December, July or August, and gaining experience in each department over the duration of two weeks. Graduates start in September and are taken through a comprehensive training programme including three eight-month seats – in Corporate, Finance and Dispute Resolution. During one of these seats, there may be the opportunity for a two-to-three month international secondment to the firm’s offices in either Singapore or Bangkok.

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We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.

Vacancies - Italy Open

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Vacancies - Singapore Open

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Vacancies - Spain Open

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Vacancies - Thailand Open

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Vacancies - United Arab Emirates Open

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Vacancies - United Kingdom Open

UK recruitment

The firm’s point of difference is the quality of our people. We are seeking talent right across the business, in both legal and business services roles. Ideal candidates will enjoy a challenge, like working as part of a dynamic team, and want to use their skills in an entrepreneurial environment. Our current vacancies are shown on AllHires, a market-leading online application portal.

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Graduate recruitment

The firm’s graduate recruitment programme aims to identify the best and brightest legal graduates to bring into our trainee programme, and support and aid their development through to qualification.

Trainees will learn by working alongside leading lawyers in their respective sectors on challenging and important work, providing opportunities to improve their legal skills, develop their commercial awareness and gain a depth and breadth of experience often unavailable in other firms.

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Vacancies - United States of America Open

 

We are always searching for new talent to join our teams and welcome speculative applications. If we don’t have a position for you at the moment, we may have one in the near future. Click here to send us your CV.