FINANCE ASSOCIATES, NQ-3 YRS PQE, LONDON
Finance Associates, NQ-3 yrs PQE, required by Magic Circle law firm. The roles will form part of their broad multi-specialist Financing practice and have a wide remit. Associates will tend to work for partners in their own group, but may also work for partners in other groups to provide a breadth of experience not only in types of work, but also in the different working practices and approach of different partners. It would not be unusual for one of their junior associates to have worked on a bilateral loan, a syndicated loan, a highly structured financing using both debt and equity components and quite commonly legal entities in multiple jurisdictions or some more specialist financing work, such as a securitisation or project financing.
The transactions they work on are generally challenging and sophisticated. They do, however, aim to give associates as much responsibility and client contact as they are ready for. Junior associates may take the lead either on the transaction as a whole or a part of it. If you feel comfortable running a negotiation/meeting alone, the partners will be keen to encourage you.
The groups all act for a broad range of clients and handle a variety of types of work rather than specialising in one small area. However, each of the three groups does have a slightly different client base and focus: one handles a lot of 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.
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