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Debt Finance Associate

£110000 - £145000 per annum Excellent benefits
City South West London City of London

Managing this Role


Join one of the world's most elite law firms, consistently recognised for their excellence in Corporate, Intellectual Property, Litigation, M&A, Private Equity, and Restructuring and Insolvency. The firm is widely recognised for their booming transactional practice and host an all-star team of Associates.

The Firm

From their US origins, to the meteoric growth of their London office, the firm continue to dominate the legal sector. London now offers an extensive range of world class capabilities from their flagship office in the City. The firm strive to provide a level of expertise that is unsurpassed and vital to businesses in today's international marketplace.

The London PE team is an absolute powerhouse and excels in the high value deals space. Their client roster consists of top US and European buyout houses and sovereign wealth and pension funds. The firm's lawyers have vast experience in ground breaking strategies for structured acquisitions and financings of public and private companies, negotiated and unsolicited acquisitions, take-private transactions, stock-for-stock acquisitions, spin-off transactions and acquisitions of minority interests.

They also stand apart from their competitors in a range of international capabilities. High Yield markets are another core focus, and the firm has one of the largest US capital markets teams in London. The Private Funds team offers comprehensive technical advice with a commercial nucleus, which is supported by the team's comprehensive market knowledge. They are highly regarded for their Restructuring and Insolvency capabilities. Always dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the complex legal landscape they navigate.

The Role

This US practice are seeking a Debt Finance Associate between 1-6 years PQE, based in the thriving and growing London office.

The firm offers the most extensive sponsor-focused debt finance practice, advising on TLB, second lien, PIK, bank/bond and unitranche structures across large cap and middle market deals. The team has been at the forefront of some of the most prominent financing structures and acts regularly on global and pan-European transactions. This has included advising on the largest sponsor-backed financings for public to private transactions across Europe.

The Debt Finance team require an Associate between 1-6 years PQE that can immerse themselves in working alongside a pioneering team dealing with a wide range of matters with the highest degree of complexity. The current client base is unprecedented at this juncture, and the team thrive on the exceptional level of work they bring.

The fast paced and highly rewarding work will ensure that you become a leading individual in Law. The rewards for working at this level and consistently pushing your abilities are remarkable. A clear roadmap to Partnership will be provided early on and you will be supported fully in reaching this milestone. The pay is matched to the Cravath scale and the full benefits package is generous and comprehensive.

The Requirements

  • Russell Group University or International equivalent (Minimum 2:1)
  • Qualified Solicitor (Foreign Qualified applicants welcome)
  • Training contract at recognised City law firm
  • Right to work in the UK (However, Tier 2 Sponsorship can be offered)
  • The desire to work in a fast paced and entrepreneurial team