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DLA Piper
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs

Associate/Senior Associate (3- 8 years PQE), Debt/Leveraged Finance

Competitive Salary and benefits package

Role Location: London EC2


DLA Piper's Finance & Projects team is one of the largest dedicated global practices.

We offer market-leading insight into areas of finance, representing leading investment and commercial banks, public and private companies, and regulatory authorities that actively help shape the market. Our practice advises on all aspects of financing - including asset finance, debt finance and derivatives - across a broad range of sectors. Our extensive network allows our clients to tap into the deep resources of our global organisation, taking advantage of our lawyers’ understanding of the particular legal risks and business opportunities that prevail in all major world markets.

Our London Debt Finance team is one of the largest and most active teams in the UK and continental Europe. We regularly advise senior lenders, mezzanine lenders, equity investors, investment funds and companies on all aspects of syndicated and bilateral debt financing, including all aspects of the financing of public and private company acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs and other institutional buyouts across the globe. Our lawyers provide advice and assistance to clients dealing with distressed credit issues and work closely with our restructuring group to find appropriate solutions. We offer legal services to funders and investors in the debt finance markets including products where the offering consists of a combination of any senior, mezzanine, unitranche, subordinated, high yield and/or equity funding.

The team now seeks to recruit additional technically excellent lawyers, with around three - eight years' experience gained in a firm(s) rated for its Finance practice.


Your main duties and responsibilities will include, but not be restricted to:


Achieving personal fee earning targets working on a broad range of Finance transactions but with a particular focus on Debt and Leveraged Finance


International deal exposure, acting as part of the team advising on transactions across different counties for large institutional clients


Involvement in drafting a wide range of Finance agreements, including credit agreements, intercreditor agreements and security documents


Business development activities and contributing to client growth


The successful candidate will:


have 3 - 8 years’ PQE in a comparable firm, specialising in debt and leveraged finance and have experience working with sponsors, investment banks and large corporates in a multinational environment


have strong technical skills, with an international awareness and focus to their work


be able to demonstrate an excellent academic record and the ability to manage more junior lawyers


be able to create and deliver sustainable, high quality client service whilst also considering client’s wider business objectives


be keen to get involved in business development and help drive the practice forward.

Training and development are given the highest priority. An international firm, with deep roots in the local market, DLA Piper offers a level and variety of work you’ll find difficult to match anywhere in the UK.

Closing date: 16 January 2018


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.

We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.

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