Paralegal

Recruiter
Dentons
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Feb 2018
Closes
29 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type
Contract

The firm

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

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons 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. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.

The department

Banking and finance is at the heart of every economy, providing the means to help businesses expand and investors grow. Dentons’ Banking and Finance team operates at the industry’s forefront, working with innovative finance products across the world.

Our integrated global team of Banking and Finance lawyers and professionals offers an expansive breadth of insight, helping our clients to structure and document transactions that help to provide financing to virtually every industry. Since Dentons represents both finance providers and users, our clients benefit from counsel that understands the needs and wants of each party. Whether it is a domestic bank in Hong Kong, a government development bank in Moscow, or banks in several other locations, our team understands our clients.

Dentons’ extensive, deep sector-specific experience also ensures they are working with a team that’s fluent in our client's language and understands the local market. In fact, emerging jurisdictions often engage Dentons to assist in the development of banking and finance legislative frameworks.

Purpose of role

We are looking for a paralegal to join our highly rated Banking & Finance teams. The successful candidate will assist in providing  a wide range  of support to our transactional banking teams across a wide variety of transactions, including:

  • Leveraged finance, real estate finance, general corporate lending and global syndicated lending

  • DCM, structured finance and derivatives

  • Asset finance, project finance and commodities and trade finance

Our Banking & Finance teams work with (among others) banks and financial institutions, airlines and aircraft lessors, commodities trading houses and sponsors on energy and infrastructure projects and other borrowers.  They also collaborate with experts throughout the wider firm and across Dentons' international offices. 

Responsibilities

  • Assisting with various aspects of transaction management including collating, checking documents and providing updates to Partners, Senior Associates, Associates and other team members

  • Closing and conditions precedent lists

  • Supporting a range of due diligence activities

  • Assisting lawyers on completions, filings in respect of security and preparing post-completion transaction reports and completion bibles

  • Assisting with basic drafting of condition precedent documents (including board minutes, directors' certificates, notices required to be delivered under certain documents)

  • Dealing with other ad hoc queries and tasks

Required experience, skills and attributes

  • Paralegal experience ideally on banking or corporate transactions

  • A qualification in law (Degree, Graduate Diploma in Law/Legal Practice Course) or equivalent

  • Confidence to deal effectively with professionals across the firm and externally

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task, particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • A methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy

  • Self - motivation and the ability to work in a team

  • Willingness to work beyond the core business hours to meet clients' expectations.

Language Capabilities

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

Equal opportunities

Dentons 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.

Diversity & Inclusion

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and encouraging diversity. This is right for our staff and for our business.

Our promotion of diversity helps us achieve our aims: by creating and maintaining a firm-wide culture of inclusion, the unique talents and potential of all our workforce can be recognised, encouraged and supported.

Diversity and Inclusion are becoming increasingly important to our clients and many now seek appropriate assurance that we match their own corporate aspirations in this regard.

We are proud that in the Firm's most recent staff engagement survey 78% of respondents felt that we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences and that everyone is given equal opportunities for career development.

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