Top law firm in London is seeking an Asset Finance Associate to join their Practice. It specialises in advising the world’s leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions and assignments. The asset finance practice advises on some of the most complex and innovative transactions in aviation and shipping, as well as more market-standard asset finance work. They advise both on the financing of specific assets and on the acquisition, disposal and financing of asset portfolios, and, in conjunction with our colleagues specialising on the relevant other practice areas, M&A and other corporate transactions in the transport sector, restructurings and insolvencies of transport sector companies and project financings involving maritime or aviation assets.
Familiarity with features of the shipping finance market and, ideally, also the aircraft finance and broader asset finance market – in each case appropriate to level of qualification
Taking initial instructions internally or externally, delegating where appropriate
Financing transaction management, due diligence and information management
Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards
Taking an active role in advising the client under appropriate supervision.
Providing commercial and legal advice to the client
Appropriate to level of qualification, supervising junior lawyers, paralegals and trainees
Effective organisation of documentation and project plans
Networking with clients to capitalise on new business opportunities.
Contributing to quality know-how.
Ideally 2 years + post qualification experience, but will consider strong candidates with no less than 1 year post qualification experience
You will have a broad range of experience and a keen interest in Asset Finance practice and relevant legal knowledge
Strong technical skills
Good networking skills
Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure
Innovative and practical – not afraid of working on new products or practice areas
This is an excellent opportunity to join an outstanding market leading practice at the cutting edge of global law practice.