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Financing Associate Lawyer NQ- 2 PQE - London

Banking - Private Practice
Ref: 211 Date Posted: Friday 03 Jul 2020
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Unique opportunity for a junior financing lawyer (or general banking/ financial services lawyer) to join a leading international law firm based in the City of London.  The firm are particularly interested in banking/ finance lawyers from the Scottish and Irish markets interested in a move to London. 

Role Profile:

The role will involve working for a broad range of clients and handle a variety of types of work rather than specialising in one small area of law. However, each of the three groups does have a slightly different client base and focus: one handles Debt Capital Markets and Securitisation work, another's focus is Acquisition and Leveraged Finance while the third group has more of a Corporate Recovery and Insolvency slant. This structure leads to more regular client contact and greater involvement in clients’ broader business interests. You will therefore be in a position to build very strong client relationships from a very early stage of your career and to be involved in both the legal and commercial decision-making at some of the largest commercial organisations in the world.  The role will include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and amending the legal and commercial aspects of documentation.
  • Advising on the financing elements of a range of corporate and commercial issues. 
  • Advising on acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, project finance and structured finance. 
  • Advising on debt capital market transactions, corporate recovery and insolvency and securitisations.
  • Advising on bank lending of all kinds, including corporate and sovereign.
  • Providing efficient professional support for partners.  
  • Developing professional relationships with clients. 
  • Supporting the wider team in developing business and raising the profile of the firm. 
  • Managing/supervising the work of others including trainees. 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Appropriate level of post-qualification experience (we anticipate approximately 0 and 3 years).
  • Broad exposure across a range of high value transactions.
  • Previous experience of working on similar scale deals and with a significant level of responsibility is essential. 
  • Ability to draft, advise and negotiate in relation to complex transactions.
  • Demonstrable first rate legal/commercial knowledge. 
  • Strong academic background. 
  • Excellent client relationship skills.
  • Excellent efficiency and transaction management skills. 
  • Ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually challenging environment. 
  • Resilient under pressure with the ability to manage multiple deadlines.

For a confidential discussion about this position, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson, Director

London: +44 (0) 203 174 2482

Edinburgh: +44 (0) 131 450 7164

Dublin: +353 (0) 1 699 1360

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com