Banking/Asset Finance Lawyer

Our client is a leading international firm with a strong reputation in the markets in which it operates, in both dispute resolution and advisory services.

Their transactional advisory team in London handles a range of transactional finance and leasing work across a variety of industry sectors, including real estate and leisure, aviation and asset finance and general secured lending.

Due to consistent growth in client instructions, they are looking for an additional Associate with transactional experience in one or more of: real estate finance; aviation and asset finance and leasing; and general secured lending work.

The successful candidate will be comfortable running transactions independently, with input and support from other team members as required, and will demonstrate a willingness to work on the range of transactions that the team handles. It’s important that you’re willing and able to contribute to the growth and development of the team, including providing guidance to more junior team members, and by participating in business development initiatives. In return, you will benefit from a broad spectrum of quality work and a high level of interaction with colleagues and clients in the UK and internationally, and the opportunity to play an integral part of growing and developing a key strategic practice area at the firm.

In order to be considered for this role you will have:

  • Strong academics, intellectual rigour and strong technical and research skills;
  • Trained at a well-regarded City or regional firm;
  • Most likely between 3 and 7 years’ experience of finance and/or leasing transactional work, including secured and unsecured financing, intercreditor arrangements and LMA documentation;
  • Transactional experience in one or more of real estate finance; aviation and asset finance and leasing; and general secured lending work;
  • Experience of running own transactions and client relationships, and receiving instructions directly from clients;
  • Experience of assisting on a range of transactional work in a team environment, providing support to more senior team members and guidance to junior team members;
  • The ability to adopt a proactive approach and take initiative;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Proven ability to manage a busy, complex case load.
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