Banking Associate: Energy, Commodities and Projects

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

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 and wealth management, real estate finance and receivables and asset based lending. We have been active in the energy and natural resources sector for over 50 years. 

Our banking clients range from 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 and our energy clients include national oil companies, the super-majors, and financial institutions, to small and mid-sized operators.

We are looking for a talented experienced lawyer in English law to work in our highly-regarded banking practice covering a broad range of energy, commodity and project finance work.

Responsibilities
  • Proactively manage 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 a banking lawyer
  • Keen interest in or desire to develop and focus on energy and/or commodity finance (particularly oil & gas, mining and/or renewables)
  • Strong academic record
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client
  • Experience and a keen interest in marketing and business development
  • 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.