Paralegal - Banking - B3 - 6 Month FTC

Allen & Overy
15 Feb 2019
15 Mar 2019
Allen LLP
Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Junior Level

Department purpose

Allen & Overy's leveraged finance practice is one of the leading practices in the market, known for ground-breaking deals and structures that eventually become market standard. Thanks to our network we can combine a multi-jurisdictional leveraged debt team with an extensive European and US capital markets practice. This enables us to provide our clients with a full service for senior, second-lien, mezzanine and PIK debt, bridge-to-bond financings, bank/bond financings, high-yield debt offerings, securitisation take-outs and debt buy-backs and restructurings. Our sector knowledge and understanding of our clients' business objectives makes us able to provide legal advice that truly meets those aims within the context of the overall rationale for the debt package. Lenders and borrowers alike need to be able to structure deals in ways that suit market conditions. Our lawyers can advise on any form of leveraged financing that our clients choose to undertake.

Role purpose

An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join the Banking department on a full time, 6 month contract. The role will consist of providing support services to fee earners on client related matters and to the knowledge team in developing market intelligence.

Key relationships

  • Partners, Associates and the wider team
  • Wider A&O community
  • Role and responsibilities

  • Managing the bibling process
  • maintaining the virtual bible room and security agreement database including profiling deal structures and other details for approval by fee earners
  • Responsible for conditions precedent satisfaction exercises for the department
  • Drafting standard and more complex documents
  • Assisting with the day-to-day management of transactions
  • Preparing corporate documents
  • Extracting, transcribing and analysing information
  • Answering client queries directly
  • General administrative tasks
  • Key requirements

  • LPC qualified
  • Previous paralegal experience
  • 2:1 law degree or equivalent
  • Who we are looking for

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at any one time and to prioritise between tasks
  • Organised and methodical approach to work
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work hard within a fast paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Positive attitude and style with clients and fee earners
  • Pro-active approach and ability to demonstrate initiative
  • Excellent communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Must be a team player
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