Structured Finance Lawyer

10 May 2019
10 Jun 2019
Sector/Practice Area
Full time


Title: Structured Finance Lawyer

PQE level: 3 years+

Term: Permanent

Hours: Full-time

Department: Banking & Finance


The Firm

Our client is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that its success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Our client is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. It is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. The firm's polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. 

The Department

The Firm's Global structured finance team is a market leader in many jurisdictions, and in London it is ranked in Band 2 by Legal 500. The team is led by industry leaders, with magic circle backgrounds, whose portfolio of clients includes financial institutions, private equity firms, trustees and global opportunities funds. The team regularly advises on all securitisation asset classes, portfolio sales, warehouse financing and their securitisation refinancing and other forms of structured finance.

You will also be encouraged to do other types of transactional work including debt capital markets, Islamic finance/sukuk and derivatives.

Located in offices across the globe, the team maximises its global presence and local expertise to offer clients seamless and integrated solutions. 

Purpose of role

Our client now has an opportunity for an ambitious Associate to join its rapidly growing Structured Finance team. The successful candidate will advise on premium structured finance, securitisation and CLO work within a supportive and friendly team environment. Maximising on the global presence and local expertise, you will connect with colleagues throughout the firm globally and manage international transactions to meet clients' needs.

This role presents fantastic long term career prospects for the right candidates. You will build client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, mentor more junior colleagues, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of the ambitious practice and the Firm.


  • You will take a lead role on a variety of transactions across a range of sectors
  • Build and maintain client relationships
  • Contribute to business development
  • Coach and mentor more junior members of the team
  • Contribute to thought leadership and raise the profile of the firm externally

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent
  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge of securitisation and structured finance transactions
  • Experience of acting as transaction counsel on securitisation and structured finance transactions is advantageous
  • You will ideally have experience of working with international clients in the finance sector
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence
  • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability


Personal attributes

  • Dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Excellent business development ability
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills, coupled with good business awareness
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and drive and take control of own career development
  • You will be a team player and sociable

Language Capabilities

Our client is a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of its recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to its strategy. 

Equal opportunities

Our client is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.

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