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Banking Lawyer (5+ years PQE)

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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

Our Banking and Finance practice acts for banks, non-traditional lenders, public sector bodies and borrower clients in relation to a wide range of financing transactions.

The team are now looking for a talented lawyer to join them in London. With a strong rating in Chambers, and an enviable FTSE 250 client list, this is an excellent opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary banking practice with national and international reach.

So what will you be doing?

You'll be working closely with Charlie Reid, who leads the London banking team and has over 15 years of experience acting for borrowers and lenders (including clearing banks, investment banks, investment funds and insurance companies) on a range of English and cross-border transactions.  Working as part of our national team, you will have opportunity to work with great clients on a range of finance transactions, in particular corporate financings and acquisition finance deals.  Your workload will include international as well as domestic financings, re-financings and restructurings.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

You'll be a lawyer with +5 years' experience working in banking law, and have good general transactional experience as well as a developing expertise in corporate and acquisition finance. You'll pride yourself on your ability to achieve results. You'll have an analytical mind and enjoy the intellectual challenge that this work presents.  Your pragmatism and commercial outlook together with excellent drafting skills, and your collaborative approach to working with other members of the team and supervising junior solicitors will be vital in supporting our clients.

You will have an entrepreneurial spirit and be looking for a role that allows you to further develop your knowledge, expertise and reputation by working as part of a national team that acts for clearing banks, specialist lenders and private equity-owned businesses and owner-managed businesses.  You will be keen to take an active part in building our London presence, and excited by the opportunity to align yourself to the team's corporate finance practice area and/or one or more of our sector groups.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 19 US cities and seven UK cities including London. The firm's reach extends across the rest of the world through its collaboration with other law firms in the Lex Mundi network.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the UK, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance; Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology; and Private Wealth), the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

Our London office is a vibrant place to be based and become part of our firm.  We are a young, entrepreneurial and growing business, committed to maintaining an open and friendly culture that sets us apart from other firms.  We make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that can often become lasting friendships.

Through our D&I initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued.  We have a Diversity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have an ethnic diversity, an LGBT+ and a family network and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody).  We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work.  We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing, including our team of dedicated mental health first aiders.  We recognise that getting the right work life balance is a priority for all of us and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

As well as a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more. My name is Lisa Gater (lisa.gater@wbd-uk.com). No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/).

Company

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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