Structured Finance Associate (Shipping / Aviation)

Recruiter
Allen & Overy
Location
England
Posted
08 Jan 2019
Closes
05 Feb 2019
Ref
2037BR
Contact
Allen LLP
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PQE
1-3 Years
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

It's Time
Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. Embracing new trends and harnessing decades of experience, we've earned our place at the forefront of the legal industry. Our partners are recognised as leaders in their field and our deals and cases often make headline business news. As a result, we've developed a reputation for delivering excellence, in all that we do. Today, we're continuing to break new ground. By embracing new ways of thinking and integrating technology into our everyday work, we've been named as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times five times.

Join our team and you'll be part of a flexible, inclusive culture underpinned by openness and acceptance. We're driven by the belief that, to perform, people need support and space to collaborate. By combining those values with an ambitious outlook, we can give you the opportunity to thrive.

Department purpose

The Structured and Asset Finance team has extensive experience advising on transactions in all sectors of the asset finance industry. Our client base includes banks, financiers, airlines, lessors, manufacturers, captive finance companies, operators, borrowers, lessees, export credit agencies and governmental and international organisations.

We advise on both domestic and cross-border asset financings including all types of debt, lease (both tax and non-tax-based) and capital markets driven products, securitisations, receivables financings, vendor programmes and retail finance. The team advises on the sale and purchase of leasing companies and portfolios and the structuring of regional and global leasing business networks. We also advise on aircraft repossessions and airline and ship restructurings and insolvencies.

Role Purpose

We cover: all types of vessel and offshore installation including LNG carriers, container ships, FPSOs, drill ships/drilling rigs, tankers, VLCCs, cruise ships and luxury yachts, all types of aircraft financing including all types of pre- and post-delivery financings, ECA backed financing, sale and purchase of new and used aircraft and structured financing, as well as providing advice on general aviation matters such as regulatory and maintenance.

We also advise on all types of domestic and cross-border asset financings including rail, power plants, wind farms, transmission lines, water treatment facilities, pipelines, vehicle fleets, bridges, tunnels, office buildings, retail facilities, manufacturing plants, mining equipment, films, satellites, computer and other technology hardware and software.

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer with strong experience within structured and asset finance to join a dynamic team where the quality of work is second to none.

Key relationships

  • Structured and Asset Finance Partners Associates and the wider team
  • PSLs
  • Business Development Manager
  • Wider A&O community
  • Role and responsibilities

  • Drafting, reviewing and amending documentation
  • Strategically advising clients in meetings, on the phone and in writing
  • Managing client expectations and project delivery appropriately
  • Business development - development of personal plan, assistance with and implementation of business development campaign
  • Legal research
  • Supervision of junior team members
  • Key requirements

  • Qualified lawyer, with 1-3 year's post qualified experience within asset finance
  • Strong technical knowledge of the legal framework surrounding structured and asset finance particularly in the field of shipping
  • Outstanding academic credentials
  • Sound experience of operating at associate level within a complex international organisation
  • Strong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and advice

  • Who we are looking for

  • Lawyer with strong experience within structured and asset finance
  • Intellectual curiosity and versatility
  • Self-starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledge
  • Detail-focused and self-motivated approach
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface at all levels and particularly to win the respect of the partner and fee-earner community, building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environment
  • A person of sound judgment, able to establish a high level of credibility
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