The structured finance team at Fieldfisher is looking to recruit an experienced lawyer. Ideally, the candidate will have experience advising on securitisation, structured finance and capital markets transactions and/or similar financing arrangements, but the team will consider outstanding candidates with other relevant experience looking to specialise in this area.
The team is part of the Financial Markets and Products Group at Fieldfisher which has been a market-leading practice for 25 years. The Group is highly ranked in all the leading directories, including the Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR. The Group has been described as providing 'faster, more tailored advice than many competitors' and as 'sensible, approachable and commercial'. The Group services an impressive client base, which includes global and second tier investment banks, commercial banks, brokers, asset managers and wholesale markets service providers.
The structured finance team currently compromises of five partners, a director, a senior associate and three associates (with support from the wider Group and related professional support lawyers, trainees and paralegals). The team regularly works with other specialist teams in the London office and with our other UK and European offices. The team advises on securitisation, asset backed finance, loan portfolio servicing and trustee and agency matters. Recent quotes about the team from Legal 500's securitisation review include:
‘The team is responsive and helpful. Their ability to get to the crux of the matter from our perspective sets them apart.’
‘Their attention to detail and the level to which they care makes them so easy to work with.’
‘The mix of excellent client focus and deep expertise makes their offering unique. The team works hard to provide a first-rate result. All departments at Fieldfisher interact well together to give an all-round service which is at least the equal of its Magic Circle peers.’
‘The firm has great strength in structured finance and alternative finance. They spearhead virtual bondholder meetings using technology. They are very innovative.’
‘The team is extremely personable, generous with its time and supportive of my business'.
The team advises on a wide range of transactions. Recent examples include:
The team prides itself in its friendly, collegiate and supportive culture and its non-hierarchical structure.
Key Skills & Experience
The candidate must have the following skills qualifications and experience:
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 energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.
Our clients range from household social media, technology and media companies, as well as global financial institutions, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, major FMCG brands and public bodies.
Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and knowledge, on time and on budget.
Our network has more than 1,550 people working across the world providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We have 25 offices in 11 countries and our team is based in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
Most recently, the firm has been recognised for its work across a number of practice areas. We have been shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2021; Litigation Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2021 and for Innovation in rescue, restructuring and recovery award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2021.
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