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Associate - Banking

Employer
Simmons & Simmons
Location
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
17 Sep 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Banking & Finance
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

Overview

Our UK Banking group delivers commercial, efficient advice on complex national and international banking & finance transactions.

We cover a diverse range of markets and clients, the common features being the negotiation, structuring (or restructuring) and documentation of commercial loan transactions for lenders and borrowers. We advise on deals ranging in size from small business loans for start-up companies to syndicated credit facilities in excess of £1 billion. Our lawyers work as part of cross-practice, cross-border teams on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions.

We stand for quality, responsiveness and market knowledge and we are proud of our panel positions with many of the leading national and international financial institutions.

Our areas of specific expertise include acquisition finance, general corporate lending, real estate finance, funds finance, trade and commodity finance, structured finance, private wealth finance (including margin lending and corporate jet finance), corporate trustee work and restructuring & special situations. In addition to our transactional focus, we work closely with our specialist financial markets regulatory lawyers to advise on the full range of legal issues involved in the selling of banking services in the international financial markets.

Clients choose us for our market knowledge, partner-led service, extensive multi-jurisdictional experience and our ability to deliver cutting edge transactions in tight timeframes.

Our group is diverse and dynamic; over a third of our partners and three quarters of our associates are female and our lawyers come from a broad range of ethnic groups. The mix of S+S trained lawyers and lateral hires at various levels contributes to our culture of continually challenging "old habits" of transactional work and adopting new technologies and working practices in order to meet clients' changing needs and to deliver smarter solutions.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

We are seeking an associate to work alongside the partners based in Bristol, London and the international Banking group. The UK Banking team works seamlessly across Bristol and London.

The successful candidate will have good range of both transactional and general banking experience, ideally gained from working within an international or leading regional firm.

Our associates will gain experience across the full spectrum of banking & finance work that we do, including acquisition finance, general corporate lending, real estate finance, funds finance, trade and commodity finance, structured finance, private wealth finance (including margin lending and corporate jet finance), corporate trustee work and restructuring & special situations. The successful candidate will work as part of our full service team of partners, associates, trainees and paralegals on complex and innovative transactions for our national and international client base.

Person specification

  • Excellent academics.
  • Applicants will ideally be 0-3yrs PQE, which will have been gained at another international or leading regional firm.
  • Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
  • Commercially driven.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.

Company

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

We have built our practice around local lawyers who understand their country's culture, business and language. Our integrated international teams provide the right balance of local knowledge and seamless global service. 

Simmons & Simmons' clients benefit from our focus on key industry sectors and legal service areas and the commercially astute expertise we deliver across the globe. 

We recognise that the firm is only equal to the strengths of its people: we foster an environment where individuals flourish; we respect each other’s talents and abilities and are serious about inclusion and diversity in the workplace; and we are committed to upholding our reputation as a decent place to work.

Find Us
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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7628 2020
Location
CityPoint
One Ropemaker Street
London
EC2Y 9SS
GB
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