Leveraged Finance Associate – 1-3PQE

  • Location
    City of London, London
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Posted
  • Start Date
    ASAP
  • Industry
    Law firm
  • Expiry Date
    2024-07-26

Leveraged Finance Associate – Leading International Law Firm

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and skilled Leveraged Finance Associate with 1 to 3 years of PQE to join our client, an esteemed international law firm, in their London office. This permanent position offers a unique opportunity to work on complex leveraged finance transactions across a diverse range of industries and jurisdictions.

Overview of Our Client:

Our client is a globally recognised law firm, celebrated for their exceptional legal services and consistently ranked highly in legal directories. With their London office one of their primary international hubs, this firm provide top-tier advice on both domestic and cross-border matters. The firm is known for handling some of the most significant and complex transactions, disputes, and advisory matters, serving multinational corporations and financial institutions. The London team’s advice is underpinned by deep practice and sector expertise, enhanced by first-rate market knowledge.

Role Details:

As a Leveraged Finance Associate, you will be involved in a wide range of acquisition financings, including senior debt, mezzanine debt, subordinated debt, high yield, unitranche, and other debt and equity products. Your responsibilities will include advising on the structuring and execution of leveraged finance transactions, working closely with investment banks, private equity funds, sponsors, and corporations. The role also involves advising on interest rate management in acquisition financings through instruments such as interest rate swaps and caps.

Our client’s leveraged finance team is distinguished by its breadth of expertise and its ability to handle complex transactions across the full range of financial products and international jurisdictions. The team works collaboratively, combining knowledge from their Acquisition Finance, High Yield, Private Equity, Tax, Antitrust & Competition, and Restructuring teams to provide comprehensive and seamless service throughout a transaction.

Key Responsibilities and Requirements:

The successful candidate:

  • Will be a UK qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials and a current practising certificate.
  • Will have at least 1 to 3 years of PQE with experience in leveraged finance, ideally gained in a leading City or international firm.
  • Will possess strong technical skills, commercial awareness, and the ability to manage complex transactions are essential. Excellent communication and drafting skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, are highly valued.

Why Apply?

Joining our client’s team means being part of a truly global law firm with a rich history and a commitment to excellence. As a leading international law firm, our client offers a collaborative and supportive work environment. The position comes with a competitive salary above market rate, a comprehensive benefits package, and promising career development opportunities within a highly regarded Leveraged Finance team.


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