Practice Area: Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions

Position type: Permanent


The Role

We are seeking ambitious Associates between 1 and 3 years’ PQE to join our growing Corporate / M&A practice.

The successful candidate will be fully integrated into a partner-led team and supported by that partner, but will also have opportunities to work with other Corporate partners. They can expect to work on a range of M&A and investment transactions, with a mix of buy-side, sell-side, investor and investee roles. They are likely to work on Private Equity transactions, with a strong international flavour to the practice. There may be a chance to work in our London office as part of this role.


The MHC Corporate department is recognised as a leading adviser in Ireland on all types of domestic and international corporate transactions for public companies, private companies and national and multinational bodies across a broad range of industry sectors. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on some of the largest, most high-profile, innovative and complex transactions in the Irish market and internationally. MHC advises internationally renowned clients on public and private M&A, investment transactions, shareholders’ agreements, private equity, venture capital, and we provide ongoing advice to clients on other Corporate legal matters. We consider ourselves the best at what we do and we are eager to foster a new generation of practitioners toward excellence in this rewarding career.

We appreciate the pressures felt by our lawyers and all new recruits will be offered a dedicated (non-reporting) partner mentor to assist them in integrating and thriving at MHC.


We are in an exciting growth phase which offers exceptional career progression opportunities for junior lawyers, including a first-class legal training programme led by our dedicated Corporate knowledge team.


Candidate Requirements

  • 1 to 3 years + PQE with Corporate experience from an international or Irish law firm

  • Love of and interest in Corporate M&A work

  • Strong work ethic

  • Progressed drafting and written communication skills

  • Willingness to take responsibility and show initiative

Responsibilities of role

  • Drafting and negotiating deal documents required in respect of the types of Corporate transactions listed above (among others)

  • Running all elements of transactions with an appropriate level of partner guidance to the extent required

  • Advising our clients on ongoing advisory matters

  • Managing due diligence exercises and carrying out or overseeing relevant elements of due diligence

  • Managing more junior Associates / Trainees on deal teams and in the wider Corporate Department

  • Partaking in business development, education, and marketing initiatives

The Firm

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP is a leading Irish law firm based in Dublin with offices in San Francisco, New York and London. We are a business law firm with an extensive client base. We work on many of the top transactions and matters in the Irish market..


Why MHC?

  • Excellent remuneration and benefits package; pension, healthcare & bonus.

  • Enviable client base and strong career progression opportunities.

  • Flexible/hybrid working arrangements.

  • Friendly, open and informal working atmosphere.

  • Focus on employee involvement, wellbeing and success.

  • Social events, clubs and initiatives (Green Team, Working on Wellness, subsidised fitness classes, MHC RISE, Diversity, Sports & Social and Art Committee)

  • MHC knowledge and education programme to facilitate major development as a lawyer.

Learn more about Mason, Hayes & Curran

  • Learn more about a Career at Mason, Hayes & Curran HERE

  • See more about Mason, Hayes & Curran and our teams on our YouTube HERE

  • Visit our LinkedIn HERE 


So, if you like challenge, value autonomy, work well within a team, enjoy partnering with senior business stakeholders, and love working with top notch clients, then apply to join us @MASON HAYES & CURRAN. We invite you to grow your career with us!

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