Associate Solicitor - General Banking

England, London, City of London
30 Aug 2017
27 Sep 2017
Effy Robinson
Practice area
Banking and finance
Full time
Contract type

General Banking Junior Associate Solicitor job in London

Your new company
One of central London's most reputable law firms is seeking a General Banking Junior Associate to join their Corporate division. This leading international law firm has expertise in undertaking complex corporate and property transactions, as well as commercial, tax and trust matters and disputes. The firm's lawyers provide legal services to a range of clients from all sectors of commerce and industry including multinational corporations, investment firms, domestic and foreign banks and lenders, major financial institutions, listed companies, SMEs, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals.

Your new role
You will be joining the firm's Corporate team but the role itself will support banking and finance work across the firm, particularly the Real Estate department. You will advise both borrower and lender clients on high value and complex acquisitions and refinancing, and act for new entrants to the financial services market ensuring regulatory compliance. You will be responsible for drafting and negotiating facility or loan documentation, security documents, complex deal closings and conditions precedents. Day to day you will supervise junior members of the team including paralegals and trainees where necessary, take responsibility for your involvement in advisory and transaction work, and report to partners and senior associates as required.

What you'll need to succeed
You will require a minimum 2.1 degree from a reputable university, demonstrate a solid track record of advising on banking and finance, with at least 1 training seat in finance and 1 year's post qualification experience within a private practice finance team. You will need to be able to demonstrate commitment to banking and finance as a legal specialism. Exemplary case management, organisation, direct client contact and care, and attention to detail are all essential skill sets. You will need to be able to delegate to and supervise secretarial and support staff as well as more junior members of the team and assist with department training. Experience of establishing and maintaining long term client relationships will also be advantageous.

What you'll get in return
The firm offers a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon its core values; they are approachable, responsive, pragmatic, sensible and straightforward. They pride themselves on high quality client instructions, are committed to investing in the learning and development of their lawyers and support staff at all levels, and encourage their lawyers to build relationships and take part in business development opportunities.

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