Banking Lawyers (London and Manchester) - no agencies

Term: Permanent
Department: Financial Markets and Products
Location: London and 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 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.

The Firm was named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2017 and again in 2018 at the prestigious Legal Business Awards.

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, funds finance, private banking & 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.

We have particular experience in the hotel and leisure sector and significant experience in the healthcare sector.

Due to continued growth, we are looking in both London and Manchester for talented experienced lawyers in English law to work in our highly-regarded banking practice.

Responsibilities
  • Real estate finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • General corporate lending and borrowing
  • Provide additional resource where required to our insolvency team
  • Proactively manage own matters
  • Support the partners and senior lawyers on larger transactions
  • High levels of direct client contact – candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients
  • Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations
Key Skills & Experience
  • Relevant experience as above and a keen interest in banking law
  • Strong experience of transaction management (lender side) and a willingness and interest to work on general banking matters from time to time
  • 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
  • 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.