Trade and Commodities Finance Senior Associate

A prestigious international law firm is seeking a senior associate specialising in trade and commodities finance to join its leading Banking & Finance practice based in London. Our client has a strong reputation in the UK and internationally.

The role will involve advising banks, borrowers, and commodities trading houses on international structured trade and commodity finance transactions, including the production, transportation, and sale of commodities, as well as receivables financing and invoice discounting transactions.

The new hire will join a closely-knit and stable team that very rarely needs to hire externally, offering clear progression opportunities. The Senior Associates in the team are expected to actively support the Partners in business development initiatives and play a key role in supervising and mentoring the junior lawyers within the team.


  • 6-10 years of PQE gained at a leading City firm or major international outfit
  • Experience in international structured trade and commodity finance transactions
  • Strong academic background and stable career record
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment and under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail and a passion for delivering top-quality work
  • Business development and mentoring skills


  • High-Profile Work: You will get exposure to complex and high-profile matters
  • Global Reach: Our client operates internationally, allowing you to work on matters with a global impact
  • Collaborative Culture: Our client fosters a friendly and supportive environment, encouraging teamwork and continuous learning
  • Professional Development: Our client is committed to investing in your professional growth, providing various training opportunities and career advancement possibilities
  • Competitive Compensation: Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package
  • Flexibility: While the preference is for someone willing to come into the office at least a couple of days per week, our client welcomes applications for those looking to work remotely from within the UK
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