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Solicitor, Derivatives

Location

London

Description

Solicitor, Derivatives

Ashurst's Derivatives team

About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost
200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth
understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional
standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local
and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all
areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here .

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst
will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a
job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake
professional verification and background checks. These checks are only
undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and
regulatory obligations.

Team overview:

We are currently looking for a lawyer with derivatives experience to
join our team in the London office.

Our Securities and Derivatives Group is a well-diversified business,
which has been able to withstand a testing business cycle. We continue
to invest in our product range and our geographical coverage and are
able to offer our lawyers high quality and varied work and the
opportunity to develop multi-specialist expertise.

Job overview :

You would typically act on all elements of a derivatives deal from
term sheet stage, through to closing and post-closing. Your specific
areas of responsibility will initially be to produce initial drafts of
agreements, draft and negotiate derivatives documents and ensuring a
smooth process to transaction close.

You would also be expected to manage projects that have been assigned
to you and liaise closely with colleagues, clients, counterparties and
other advisers. You would be expected to work with minimal supervision
and be confident to take the lead with client related matters. You
would be working as part of a committed and inspired friendly team
that enjoys its work and considers itself a leader in its field of
practice. All members of the team have frequent client contact and
must be willing to travel.

Main Tasks

* Drafting of legal documents and agreements;

* Review of legal documents and agreements;

* Contributing to department know-how;

* Advising clients and preparing formal legal opinions;

* Leading negotiations with counter parts;

* Matter completion and post-closing work (including security
perfection); and

* Provide structured supervision and on-the-job training to more
junior lawyers.

Essential skills and experience:

* Qualified lawyer with post qualification experience in
international finance transactions of the types referred to above
with a top international law firm;

* Previous experience of working on derivatives deals;

* Good organisational skills and experience in transaction management;

* Excellent academic track record;

* Experience of cross-border work;

* Excellent client relationship skills and experience of business development.

* Attention to detail.

Career advancement:

An established Associate Career Path Framework is in place clearly
defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.

Secondment opportunities:

Opportunities often arise for associates to spend time on secondment
in house with a key client of the firm. From time to time, secondment
opportunities also come up within other Ashurst offices in Europe,
North America, Asia and Australia.

Salary: Competitive
Job Title

Solicitor, Derivatives

Location

London

Description

Solicitor, Derivatives

Ashurst's Derivatives team

About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost
200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth
understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional
standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local
and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all
areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here .

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst
will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a
job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake
professional verification and background checks. These checks are only
undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and
regulatory obligations.

Team overview:

We are currently looking for a lawyer with derivatives experience to
join our team in the London office.

Our Securities and Derivatives Group is a well-diversified business,
which has been able to withstand a testing business cycle. We continue
to invest in our product range and our geographical coverage and are
able to offer our lawyers high quality and varied work and the
opportunity to develop multi-specialist expertise.

Job overview :

You would typically act on all elements of a derivatives deal from
term sheet stage, through to closing and post-closing. Your specific
areas of responsibility will initially be to produce initial drafts of
agreements, draft and negotiate derivatives documents and ensuring a
smooth process to transaction close.

You would also be expected to manage projects that have been assigned
to you and liaise closely with colleagues, clients, counterparties and
other advisers. You would be expected to work with minimal supervision
and be confident to take the lead with client related matters. You
would be working as part of a committed and inspired friendly team
that enjoys its work and considers itself a leader in its field of
practice. All members of the team have frequent client contact and
must be willing to travel.

Main Tasks

* Drafting of legal documents and agreements;

* Review of legal documents and agreements;

* Contributing to department know-how;

* Advising clients and preparing formal legal opinions;

* Leading negotiations with counter parts;

* Matter completion and post-closing work (including security
perfection); and

* Provide structured supervision and on-the-job training to more
junior lawyers.

Essential skills and experience:

* Qualified lawyer with post qualification experience in
international finance transactions of the types referred to above
with a top international law firm;

* Previous experience of working on derivatives deals;

* Good organisational skills and experience in transaction management;

* Excellent academic track record;

* Experience of cross-border work;

* Excellent client relationship skills and experience of business development.

* Attention to detail.

Career advancement:

An established Associate Career Path Framework is in place clearly
defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.

Secondment opportunities:

Opportunities often arise for associates to spend time on secondment
in house with a key client of the firm. From time to time, secondment
opportunities also come up within other Ashurst offices in Europe,
North America, Asia and Australia.

Salary: Competitive
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