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Practice Overview

The Banking group is recognised as a leading international practice and acts for financial institutions, funds and major corporates on a broad range of transactions. The deals that the group are involved in span a wide range of work areas and almost all deals are multi-jurisdictional.

The team comprises restructuring and insolvency specialists throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, who work closely with the firm’s top tier finance and corporate practices. They also have experience of other relevant areas of law, such as tax, employment, real estate, intellectual property and litigation & arbitration.

Creditors, including banks and other financial investors and steering committees, insolvency practitioners, corporate debtors and their directors/officers rely on the team’s leading restructuring and insolvency expertise. This encompasses debt restructuring and rescheduling, equity capital raising and restructuring, distressed M&A activity, investigation, asset tracing and insolvency litigation, formal insolvency procedures and contingency planning, distressed creditor and equity investment and trading and debtor advisory work.

Key responsibilities and challenges

Technical

* Analysing market precedents.
* Advising on what is standard and what is not.
* Taking instructions internally or externally.
* Researching the appropriate primary and secondary sources to correctly identify and analyse issues.
* Advising client, judging appropriately when to seek advice and when to advise without supervision.
* Drafting using the correct precedents.
* Reviewing documentation while appreciating legal and commercial arguments and client goals.
* Anticipating and meeting deadlines.

Client Relationship Management

* Being responsive to client needs.
* Adopting an appropriate tone with all parties to the deal.
* Exceeding client expectations by anticipating client needs and resolving problems.
* Enhancing team’s client knowledge.
* Relaying client feedback to the responsible Partner or Managing Associate.
* Building and maintaining co-operative, communicative relationships with the client team.
* Contributing effectively in client meetings.

Business Development

* Keeping up-to-date with market developments and their implications.
* Contributing to business planning – demonstrating awareness of the firm’s strategic direction.
* Contributing to client pitches.
* Networking with more senior client contacts, maximising potential of each contact.

Legal Skills and Character

Skills

* Strong written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to assimilate and process information quickly.
* Ability to respond very quickly under pressure.
* Networking skills.
* Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure.
* Ability to influence using appropriate techniques.

Characteristics

* Inspires confidence, drawing on own and others’ experience.
* Calm under pressure.
* Innovative and resilient.
* Team player and relationship builder.
* Motivates others.
* Seeking a career in restructuring and insolvency.

Education / Qualification

* Law degree or other degree
* Completed LPC and training contract or equivalent
* Admitted to the roll of England & Wales

Practical experience

* Candidates will need between 2 to 4 years’ post qualification experience.
* Candidates will ideally have experience in restructuring and insolvency in a reputable firm

Office skills

* Ability to leverage IT tools and resources to further the exchange of high-quality know how

Commercial Skills

* Experience of client/business relationships

Please note this role will be open from 23 September to 22 October 2020. A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

Job Offer Scams

Be alert to fictitious job opportunity posts and offers of employment which claim to be in the name of Linklaters. We have been made aware of various recruitment-related scams which ask for upfront payments, for example, for office equipment and promise start up bonuses and reimbursement in return for such payments. These scams often involve the use of email addresses similar to a genuine domain name. Genuine emails from Linklaters only use the domain of “@linklaters.com”. We will never ask you to make payments for office equipment or otherwise as part of our recruitment process. If you are in doubt about a job opportunity that appears to relate to our firm, please get in touch with us.

Pre-joiner screening

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers. Your offer will be subject to the successful completion of these checks which will be initiated following your consent.

Equal Opportunities

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best experience to everyone who comes into contact with us. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded at each stage of the selection process. Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job. Those involved in recruitment and selection decisions and processes are also provided with guidance on diversity issues. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the selection process, please talk to a member of the recruitment team so that any required adjustments can be made in advance. Specific experience requirements advertised on a role do not intend to preclude applications from candidates who may have more or less experience. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to the necessary skills for the role as described.
Practice Overview

The Banking group is recognised as a leading international practice and acts for financial institutions, funds and major corporates on a broad range of transactions. The deals that the group are involved in span a wide range of work areas and almost all deals are multi-jurisdictional.

The team comprises restructuring and insolvency specialists throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, who work closely with the firm’s top tier finance and corporate practices. They also have experience of other relevant areas of law, such as tax, employment, real estate, intellectual property and litigation & arbitration.

Creditors, including banks and other financial investors and steering committees, insolvency practitioners, corporate debtors and their directors/officers rely on the team’s leading restructuring and insolvency expertise. This encompasses debt restructuring and rescheduling, equity capital raising and restructuring, distressed M&A activity, investigation, asset tracing and insolvency litigation, formal insolvency procedures and contingency planning, distressed creditor and equity investment and trading and debtor advisory work.

Key responsibilities and challenges

Technical

* Analysing market precedents.
* Advising on what is standard and what is not.
* Taking instructions internally or externally.
* Researching the appropriate primary and secondary sources to correctly identify and analyse issues.
* Advising client, judging appropriately when to seek advice and when to advise without supervision.
* Drafting using the correct precedents.
* Reviewing documentation while appreciating legal and commercial arguments and client goals.
* Anticipating and meeting deadlines.

Client Relationship Management

* Being responsive to client needs.
* Adopting an appropriate tone with all parties to the deal.
* Exceeding client expectations by anticipating client needs and resolving problems.
* Enhancing team’s client knowledge.
* Relaying client feedback to the responsible Partner or Managing Associate.
* Building and maintaining co-operative, communicative relationships with the client team.
* Contributing effectively in client meetings.

Business Development

* Keeping up-to-date with market developments and their implications.
* Contributing to business planning – demonstrating awareness of the firm’s strategic direction.
* Contributing to client pitches.
* Networking with more senior client contacts, maximising potential of each contact.

Legal Skills and Character

Skills

* Strong written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to assimilate and process information quickly.
* Ability to respond very quickly under pressure.
* Networking skills.
* Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure.
* Ability to influence using appropriate techniques.

Characteristics

* Inspires confidence, drawing on own and others’ experience.
* Calm under pressure.
* Innovative and resilient.
* Team player and relationship builder.
* Motivates others.
* Seeking a career in restructuring and insolvency.

Education / Qualification

* Law degree or other degree
* Completed LPC and training contract or equivalent
* Admitted to the roll of England & Wales

Practical experience

* Candidates will need between 2 to 4 years’ post qualification experience.
* Candidates will ideally have experience in restructuring and insolvency in a reputable firm

Office skills

* Ability to leverage IT tools and resources to further the exchange of high-quality know how

Commercial Skills

* Experience of client/business relationships

Please note this role will be open from 23 September to 22 October 2020. A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

Job Offer Scams

Be alert to fictitious job opportunity posts and offers of employment which claim to be in the name of Linklaters. We have been made aware of various recruitment-related scams which ask for upfront payments, for example, for office equipment and promise start up bonuses and reimbursement in return for such payments. These scams often involve the use of email addresses similar to a genuine domain name. Genuine emails from Linklaters only use the domain of “@linklaters.com”. We will never ask you to make payments for office equipment or otherwise as part of our recruitment process. If you are in doubt about a job opportunity that appears to relate to our firm, please get in touch with us.

Pre-joiner screening

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers. Your offer will be subject to the successful completion of these checks which will be initiated following your consent.

Equal Opportunities

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best experience to everyone who comes into contact with us. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded at each stage of the selection process. Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job. Those involved in recruitment and selection decisions and processes are also provided with guidance on diversity issues. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the selection process, please talk to a member of the recruitment team so that any required adjustments can be made in advance. Specific experience requirements advertised on a role do not intend to preclude applications from candidates who may have more or less experience. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to the necessary skills for the role as described.
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