Structured Finance Lawyer (no agencies)

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

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 400 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 Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley.

The Team

We are looking for a talented experienced lawyer in English law to work in our highly-regarded Structured Finance and Securitisation practice.

The team (which includes 5 partners) advises on a wide variety of market-leading transactions, from public and private asset-backed securitisations (ABS) and asset-backed commercial paper conduit programmes (ABCP) to peer-to-peer lending, and other FinTech platforms.

The team is part of the Financial Markets & Products Group and works closely with the broader Derivatives team (a further 5 partners) with whom resources are shared. Whilst this role is primarily to support the Structured Finance and Securitisation practice, experience of, and interest in, derivatives and other financial transactions is helpful.

This ambitious team is growing quickly and are looking for a lawyer to help with the on-going development of the practice. This is a challenging role that would suit an ambitious individual.

  • drafting legal documents (i.e. prospectuses, note purchase agreements, receievables purchase agreements, servicing agreements, cash management agreements, security documents, corporate authorisations and other CP documents etc., under the supervision of a more senior member of the team);
  • transaction management (i.e. the coordination of signing and closing arrangements);
  • legal research and article writing;
  • assisting with client management and business development.
Key Skills & Experience
  • strong academics including LPC or equivalent
  • previous experience in a similar role at a City law firm
  • excellent analytical and drafting skills
  • good attention to detail and ability to work methodically
  • strong organisational/ time management skills
  • strong team playing skills
  • ability to adapt and learn quickly
  • good written and oral 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.