Financial Restructuring Associate

Closing date: 30/09/2021
PQE: 2-3
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Financial Restructuring
Location: London
The firm

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We have more than 900 lawyers and professionals across 20 offices spanning the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Our firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Our London office is the nexus of the firm’s international practice. The firm’s strategy in London has been to grow practices that complement core strengths of the firm. This has resulted in the growth of a fully integrated office practicing at the top of its markets. The core strengths on which the office is founded are financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), complex finance, energy, debt and equity capital markets, securities, financial services regulatory, disputes, investment funds (hedge, private equity, real estate and infrastructure), EU competition and international trade and tax. The integrated nature of our practices mean that the lawyers based in London work closely on a regular basis with their counterparts in the firm’s other international practices as well as those in the firm’s US offices.

The role

We are seeking a 2-3 PQE England & Wales qualified financial restructuring associate for our London team. Strong restructuring and insolvency knowledge required, including prior experience of schemes of arrangements and relevant exposure to commercially minded financial institution clients such as hedge funds, bondholders, institutional lenders, secondary market investors and creditor committees. Superior communication skills and excellent academic credentials are essential.

Additional information

Our global financial restructuring team is widely-recognised as one of the world’s leading restructuring groups with unparalleled bench depth and experience. Our team sits in the world’s major financial centres and spans three continents, and has been involved in some of the largest, most complex, ground-breaking restructurings in recent history, including Avaya, SunEdison, Three Former Icelandic Banks (Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir), Washington Mutual, Eastman Kodak, Expro, OSX3, Wind Hellas and Winsway. We have a long track record of advising official and informal creditors’ committees, companies and institutional investors in formal and out-of-court restructurings, in financing and strategic transactions, and on distressed and special situations.

Equal opportunities

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's employment practices actively promote equal opportunities throughout the Firm and its employees are selected and recruited  by merit in relation to the job to be performed, without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief.