Allen & Overy LLP

Paralegal - ICM - Derivatives and Structured Finance (12 month FTC)

London (Central), London (Greater)
13 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Contract Type

Job description

We a currently recruiting for a Paralegal to join our ICM Derivatives and Structured Finance team in London on a 12 month FTC basis.

Department purpose
The Structured Finance group within ICM is widely admired as a leader in its area. Legal 500 and Chambers both rank us as a top tier practice and the group regularly wins awards itself and for the deals in which it is involved.

The group has expanded over the past few years and has a positive outlook for future growth. We are regularly engaged in transactions in the UK, across the rest of Europe, the Middle East and the United States.
Role purpose
An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join the International Capital Markets department (DSF), with an initial contract period of 12 months.  The successful candidate will be hard working, enthusiastic, a team player, have a high level of initiative and a willingness to learn.

Key relationships

  • Partners, Snr Associates & Associates
  • Wider A&O community

Role and responsibilities

  • Assisting Senior Associates and Associates with deal management, specifically transaction closings.
  • Liaising with clients and other lawyers, including on post-closing matters.
  • Extracting specified information from transaction documents and bond prospectuses.
  • Database management and competent use of Microsoft Word.
  • General paralegal duties and support, ad hoc queries and legal research.

Key requirements

  • 2.1. law degree (or equivalent)
  • Prior experience working as a paralegal helpful, but not essential
  • LPC preferred

Who we are looking for

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at any one time and to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work hard within a fast pace environment and meet deadlines
  • Organised and methodical approach to work 
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and style with clients and other team members
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good research and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Hard working, enthusiastic, team player
  • High level of initiative and a willingness to learn
  • General IT skills

Allen & Overy LLP is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

Additional information - External

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we’ve earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we’ve developed a reputation for delivering exceptional legal solutions that not only solve our clients’ challenges but exceed their expectations. By embracing new ways of thinking, integrating technology into our everyday work and putting our people first, we’ve become known for leading by example.

Join our team and you’ll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and consistent support for one another. Our culture enables people to define their own career path based on their strengths, while our ambitious outlook ensures we continue to provide each person with opportunities to thrive. We’re also committed to supporting a culture that drives diversity and inclusion. Every day, we’re working hard to create an environment where you feel you can bring your authentic self to work. To be comfortable and confident to be who you are in the workplace. To feel like you belong. If you’re ready to play your part in defining the future of law: It’s Time.

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