Experience level: Junior to Mid Level
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Investment Management (Private Funds)
Location: London
The department

Skadden’s London Investment Management group focus on advising private capital business (including private fund sponsors, investors and investment houses) on their formation and operations. The work of the group includes structuring, formation and fund-raising of private funds across a range of sectors, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private credit.  The group also advise on incentive compensation, internal governance arrangements and regulatory compliance (including in relation to the AIFMD, marketing regulations and ESG regulation). 

The group is led by Greg Norman who has a growing client base and an increasing range of work and is accordingly seeking to build out the associate team.

The Role

We are seeking to build on our funds and investment management practice in the London office by hiring a lawyer to advise our clients on the full range of funds work in line with the rest of the department.  

Person Specification

We are looking for an individual with 6 months - 3 years' relevant post qualification experience in the London market , although those with less or more relevant experience will be considered on their merits. 

The role requires a candidate with diverse skills who is willing and able to work on the full spectrum of asset management work, including fund formation, investor representation, M&A and regulatory advice. The successful individual will have excellent written and verbal communication and as well as enthusiasm, drive and the ability to demonstrate initiative.   A high level of academic achievement is required.


We pay generous rates and provide our lawyers with a highly competitive benefits package.  As of 2023, the package includes:

  • Discretionary year-end bonus
  • Technology allowance
  • 22 days holiday and 3 personal days
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity and parental leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Gym allowance

Mentoring and Hybrid Working

Associates who join Skadden laterally participate in our mentor program, Skadden Integration+, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions. 

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model (which remains subject to review), consists of working Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the office (for full-time attorneys), and living proximate to the office, underscores Skadden's long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity.

Training and Development

The Skadden training programme has evolved over the years as the firm has grown and assists our lawyers in their development by providing them with the necessary skills to take on as much responsibility as they are ready for.  The programme includes:

  • Regular meetings of the corporate restructuring group to discuss developments and share know-how.
  • Weekly training seminars and workshops for all levels covering legal topics relevant to the firm's practice areas and skills.  These are presented by partners, associates, external specialists, QCs and other professionals.
  • Live video-links to seminars presented across Skadden's network of offices.

A number of pro bono opportunities are also available to our lawyers through our pro bono programme.  We are affiliated to a number of pro bono organisations, including LawWorks, that provide pro bono projects to the firm.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our success as a global law firm, giving us a wealth of different perspectives from which to address our clients’ most pressing issues across a wide spectrum of industries, geographies and cultures. We strive to develop initiatives at Skadden to specifically address diversity, equity and inclusion goals — including for recruiting, professional development, attorney retention and advancement, and cross-cultural awareness — while also continually inculcating inclusion principles into the fabric of the firm. This includes ensuring that all job applicants are treated fairly regardless of, for example, age, disability, sex, race and sexual orientation as per our Equal Employment Opportunity statement. If you require adjustments to be made during the selection process, please speak to Nicola Kerley ( from the recruitment team.