Associate, Restructuring & Special situations

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
17 Dec 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Practice Area
Insolvency & Restructuring
Role Classification
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About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Team overview:

Ashurst has a leading European and Australian restructuring practice. The Restructuring and Special Situations Group acts for senior lenders, distressed investors, debtors and insolvency practitioners in all aspects of corporate insolvency and restructuring. The RSSG team is largely non-contentious, working closely with the disputes team when more litigious matters arise.

Job overview:

We are currently looking for a qualified mid to senior level Associate to join our restructuring and special situations group (RSSG) in the London office. The successful candidates would work on the following sorts of matters:

  • reviewing security, bond and loan documents with a view to advising parties on their rights following default
  • advising on schemes of arrangement and related issues
  • appointment of administrators, both by directors and by a QFCH
  • pre-packaged administration sales of shares or businesses
  • company voluntary arrangements
  • advice to directors on their duties
  • coordinating advice from foreign law firms in relation to cross-border restructurings or insolvencies
  • loan to own strategies by distressed investors

Essential skills and experience:

  • Qualified mid to senior level lawyer with post-qualification experience at a major law firm
  • Experience at a law firm recognised for its restructuring practice in some or all of the above areas of work.
  • Experience of drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal documents and agreements in a private practice environment
  • An adaptable individual who is a fast learner, with experience dealing with multiple jurisdictions.
  • A team-player who can work effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs
  • Experience of negotiating with counterparts.
  • A commercial approach

Salary: Competitive


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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