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Department:

Banking and Finance

Location:
Manchester

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 many years of experience in advising 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.

We are looking for a paralegal to work in our highly-regarded banking practice, with a particular focus on banking transactions (acting both for lenders and for borrowers) but also assisting with restructuring and insolvency matters.

Responsibilities

Billable work:

* drafting simple legal documents (i.e. corporate authorisations, short form security documents, releases, CH forms etc.)

* attending to CH filings (i.e. registrations and releases)

* transaction management (i.e. the coordination and collection of CPs)

* creation and operation of CP management using on-line CP management apps

* dealing with release of security

* ad-hoc company searches (opening and closing)

* reviewing constitutional documents

* legal research tasks.

* proof reading documents.

Post completion work:

* creating E-bibles;

* scheduling original documents to be circulated;

* drafting letters to be sent out; and

* assistance with billing matters.

Business Development tasks:

* assistance with generating fee estimates;

* coordination of deal reporting;

* drafting engagement letters; and

* assistance with drafting and proof reading briefing papers and other publications.

* degree of client exposure once established working relationships.

Key Skills & Experience

* Relevant experience and a keen interest in banking law.

* Strong academic record.

* An enthusiasm for developing and maintaining client relationships is essential.

* Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.

* An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.

* A confident and professional manner strong communication skills.

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, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders. 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.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan,Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500. It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for 'New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.

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.
Term:
Permanent

Department:

Banking and Finance

Location:
Manchester

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 many years of experience in advising 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.

We are looking for a paralegal to work in our highly-regarded banking practice, with a particular focus on banking transactions (acting both for lenders and for borrowers) but also assisting with restructuring and insolvency matters.

Responsibilities

Billable work:

* drafting simple legal documents (i.e. corporate authorisations, short form security documents, releases, CH forms etc.)

* attending to CH filings (i.e. registrations and releases)

* transaction management (i.e. the coordination and collection of CPs)

* creation and operation of CP management using on-line CP management apps

* dealing with release of security

* ad-hoc company searches (opening and closing)

* reviewing constitutional documents

* legal research tasks.

* proof reading documents.

Post completion work:

* creating E-bibles;

* scheduling original documents to be circulated;

* drafting letters to be sent out; and

* assistance with billing matters.

Business Development tasks:

* assistance with generating fee estimates;

* coordination of deal reporting;

* drafting engagement letters; and

* assistance with drafting and proof reading briefing papers and other publications.

* degree of client exposure once established working relationships.

Key Skills & Experience

* Relevant experience and a keen interest in banking law.

* Strong academic record.

* An enthusiasm for developing and maintaining client relationships is essential.

* Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client.

* An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems.

* A confident and professional manner strong communication skills.

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, energy & natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders. 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.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Munich, Milan,Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

In June 2019, Fieldfisher was awarded a 5 star ranking for client service by The Legal 500. It was one of only five firms in the top 25 list of UK-headquartered firms to receive 5 stars based on client feedback.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards. In 2017, we were named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

The firm was ranked in the list of top 20 most innovative law firms in Europe in the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for 'New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017. We also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.

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.
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