6 months ago
The Restructuring & Corporate Recovery ("RCR") team in London currently comprises one partner, two associates, one trainee and a professional support lawyer, supplemented by specialists in other areas for whom RCR work is a regular part of their practice. The London RCR team is part of the Disputes & Investigations practice area although each member of the RCR team has a broadly equal mix of contentious and non-contentious work.
Our clients are wide-ranging, from private equity funds to pension scheme trustees, and also include insolvency practitioners, banks, asset based lenders, corporates and individuals.
We are looking for a 2 – 4 year qualified insolvency and restructuring lawyer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Contentious insolvency – in particular challenging directors and third parties in respect of antecedent transactions; some fraud experience could also be helpful; asset tracing and debt recovery
Non contentious insolvency – financial restructuring; advising corporates and their directors on wrongful trading and other issues arising during the course of financial distress; appointments of insolvency office-holders; winding up and bankruptcy petitions; helpful to have experience of dealing with cross-border insolvency in particular familiarity with the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross Border Insolvency.
Enthusiasm and a desire to develop technical skills is necessary. Although English qualification is not necessary, it would be helpful for any such candidate to have some experience of English insolvency law, perhaps through advising on a matter involving English insolvency.
Experience acting for a wide range of clients, in particular acting for banks and other secured lenders and experience of reviewing their security and familiarity with the issues which are important to secured lenders where the borrower is in financial distress.
Experience of acting for private equity, hedge and other investment funds and the familiarity with the issues which are important to them where their investment is in financial distress.
Although not core to the RCR team's practice, experience in another area of disputes which is relevant to the wider Disputes & Investigations practice, in particular white collar crime and fraud would be valuable.
Salary: Competitive, depending on experience
Working Pattern: The standard Firm working hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday although we ask for flexibility from our employees as necessary to accommodate business needs. Taylor Wessing supports agile working, and the Talent Resourcing team would happily have conversations with potential candidates about how we could support agile or flexible working needs.