Leveraged Finance Associate (Emerging Markets 3-5PQE)
Allen & Overy is a leading international legal practice with a truly global presence. The firm operates at the forefront of the legal industry and we are renowned for the high quality of our banking, corporate and international capital markets advice but also have major strengths in areas such as litigation and dispute resolution, employment and benefits, real estate and tax. Our deals and cases often make headline business news and we work with a large number of the top financial institutions and governments. With many of our partners acknowledged as leaders in their field, and with all our people demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism, we have a reputation for delivering excellence in all that we do.
We have developed a culture in which difference is positively valued, and our people are free to be themselves. We are in every sense one global team; supportive and collaborative, but also ambitious and driven. Our capacity to combine these qualities and provide a setting in which our people can thrive is what makes us different.
Department Purpose and Structure
Allen & Overy can advise on any form of financing that borrowers or lenders choose to undertake, and clients often call on us to advise on the ground-breaking deals and structures which eventually become the market standard.
The main focus of the financing group is acquisition and structured finance, particularly large, multi-jurisdictional transactions, and including the EM markets. Allen & Overy's finance practice is widely recognised as one of the market leaders. We are able to offer our clients exceptional market knowledge, built from a broad client base and from regularly working on big-ticket Emerging Markets financings. We have worked on some of the most cutting-edge and high profile deals in the EM market.
Our work includes acting for all of the major international banks and sponsors. In addition, we deal with a range of non-banking clients such as private equity houses, corporate borrowers and non-bank lenders.
The loan products we regularly draft and advise on include senior, mezzanine, structure trade financings, second corporate financings, and second lien loans, super senior revolving credit facilities and high yield bridge facilities. The work is interesting and varied and we are a friendly and collaborative team.
Role and responsibilities
Who we are looking for
We are looking for high quality applicants with strong experience in structured financing, leveraged/acquisition financing transactions in the Emerging Markets context to join a friendly and dynamic team where the quality of work is second to none.