Banking and Real Estate Finance Lawyer (no agencies)

Term: Permanent
Department: Financial Markets and Products
Location: Manchester
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017.

The Team

In our Financial Markets and Products group our banking lawyers provide expert advice on a wide variety of international and domestic banking and finance transactions, including acquisition finance, asset finance, private banking and wealth management, real estate finance and receivables and asset based lending.

We have many years of experience in advising global investment banks, international and domestic banks, asset managers, investment funds (retail, institutional and alternative), private equity sponsors, other financial institutions, industry bodies, sovereign entities, corporate end-users and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Due to the continued growth of our Manchester office, we are looking for a talented experienced lawyer in English law to work in our highly-regarded banking practice.

Responsibilities

Manage lending transactions, to include:

  • Real estate finance

  • Acquisition finance

  • General corporate lending and borrowing.

  • Provide additional resource where required to our insolvency team

  • Build client relationships with and manage transactions

  • Support the partners and senior lawyers, both in Manchester and London on transactions

  • Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by developing their own contacts within organisations

Key Skills & Experience
  • Relevant banking law experience and a keen interest in banking law.

  • Strong academic record

  • Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client

  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems

  • A confident and professional manner and strong communication skills

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.