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Associate/Senior Associate, Banking and Finance

Kennedys Law LLP
London, Greater London, England
Full time
15 days ago

Kennedys is looking for an Associate to join its growing Transactions & Advisory team based in its London office, with hybrid working opportunities available.

This is a new position in London which offers involvement and experience in a range of transactional finance and leasing work across a variety of industry sectors, including real estate and leisure, aviation and asset finance and general secured lending.

This position will suit someone with transactional experience in one or more of real estate finance; aviation and asset finance and leasing; and general secured lending work, and who is comfortable running transactions independently, with input and support from other team members as required. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate a willingness to work on the range of transactions that the team handles, and to contribute to the growth and development of the team, including by providing guidance to more junior team members and by participating in business development initiatives.

In return, the successful candidate will benefit from a broad spectrum of quality work and a high level of interaction with colleagues and clients in the UK and internationally, and the opportunity to play an integral part of growing and developing a key strategic practice area at the firm.


Kennedys' Transactions & Advisory team currently comprises four partners and sits within the firm's growing Commercial Division.  It focuses on providing advice and support for clients' corporate, finance, commercial and financial services requirements.

The wider Commercial Division consists of specialist lawyers who advise on a wide range of commercial services, including commercial law and agreements, corporate, banking and finance, corporate insurance, commercial employment, real estate, construction, insolvency, international litigation and arbitration.


The transactions & Advisory team's client base is varied, and includes:

  • Banks and other financiers
  • Insurers
  • SMEs
  • Airlines and aircraft lessors
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Private individuals


  • 4+ years' UK Qualified Solicitor or CILEX qualified with the relevant  experience*
  • Experience in all aspects of finance and/or asset  finance and leasing transactions, including secured and unsecured financing, intercreditor arrangements and LMA documentation
  • Transactional  experience in one or more of real estate finance; aviation and asset  finance and leasing; and general secured lending  work
  • Experience of running  own transactions and client relationships and receiving instructions directly from clients
  • Experience of assisting  on a range  of transactional work in a team  environment, providingsupport to more senior team  members and guidance to junior team  members

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