Finance Associate (fund finance focus)

Closing date: 31/10/2021
PQE: 3-5
Term: Permanent
Department: Corporate (Finance)
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 an England & Wales qualified associate with three to five year’s post qualification experience for our London finance team (which operates within our international Corporate practice).  Prior experience with fund finance transactions is essential.  Prior exposure to commercially-minded financial institution clients such as investment banks, hedge funds, institutional lenders and other sophisticated investors is also highly desirable.

Additional information

Akin Gump advises companies, private equity and hedge funds, banks and institutional lenders, export credit agencies, development finance institutions, Islamic finance institutions, and lessors and lessees in their financing activities in international and domestic syndicated loan, debt and capital markets.

We are at the centre of many of the market’s most innovative transactions. Our multidisciplinary team has advised on precedent-setting financings, acquisition and asset financings, special situations investments, workouts and restructurings in the U.S., the U.K. and throughout EMEA.

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.