Banking Associate 3+ PQE

31 Jul 2019
28 Aug 2019
Victoria Lewton
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years
Experience Level
Mid Level
At Burges Salmon, you will gain professional development with a structured path to advancing your career. You will be guided by a supportive leadership team to enhance your skills and experience. When you join our collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for your work and to be trusted to get on with things. We will provide you with a professional, friendly and sociable setting in which to thrive and realise your potential. •Investors in People Gold Standard Location Burges Salmon, is based in Bristol’s city centre 2 minutes stroll from Temple Meads train station. Here, you will be in the heart of Bristol with easy access to some of the best attractions the city has to offer, including the theatre, shopping, restaurants, museums and art galleries. We are also interested in hearing from Scottish-qualified lawyers who would like to grow their careers in our ground-breaking new Edinburgh office. Our Scottish team will be fully integrated with our existing business and so some travel to Bristol will be required. Team Our Banking team offer a full complement of banking and finance legal services, which includes advising borrowers, lenders and sponsors on a variety of debt (and debt-related) transactions. These transactions vary in size from £1 million to £1 billion; our core market is debt of £20 million to £200 million. Our team of experts handle complex financing matters for clients on both a UK and cross-jurisdictional basis. We take pride in the quality of our service, offering clear, effective solutions to our clients. We work collaboratively with experts from across the firm including corporate, real estate and tax. Our banking lawyers act for banks, building societies, debt and pension funds and other financial institutions, alongside numerous PLCs and large corporate clients around the world. Including: HSBC // Metlife // Lloyds Banking Group // National Express Group // Beechbrook Capital LLP // Natwest // Santander // National Australia Bank // Investec // Gravis Capital Partners While the team is based in Bristol, most of our work originates in London and the rest of the UK. For cross-border matters, we work closely with our preferred firm international network. •Banking •Burges Salmon advises National Express on ground-breaking deal •Burges Salmon advises Torbay Council on £32m property development finance agreement What others say... 'Provides magic circle professionalism and service without the stuffiness or fee structure - definitely a trusted business partner.' Chambers UK 2018 Richard Leeming, Head of Banking at Burges Salmon is described by clients as a 'standout' lawyer who 'organises his team extremely well'. Chambers UK 2016 Work As an Associate in the Banking Team you will work collaboratively, in partnership with your clients and form your thinking around their needs to ensure we deliver the right solutions when it matters. You will combine your legal expertise with in-depth knowledge across a range of industry sectors to secure the right outcomes for our clients. You will work as part of a collaborative team and are comfortable with taking instruction or leading others. You will actively continue to improve your technical skills, your understanding and application of the professional standards with the support of the Leadership and Development teams. Key areas of expertise are: •Real Estate Finance (including offices, hotels, student accommodation, care homes and housing) •Project Finance (Energy and Infrastructure) •Asset finance and asset backed lending •B2B, Peer to Peer and private banking •Derivatives and Leveraged and finance •Regulatory advice •Restructuring and insolvency •We also regularly advise on mainstream corporate debt and security structures Requirements We look for individuals who have developed themselves and their capabilities, coupled with strong commercial and legal potential and relevant experience. You will have strong, recent and relevant work experience focused on banking and financial transactions, which is likely to include good working knowledge of LMA standard form documentation. You will be a strong team player, able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively, and demonstrate a willingness to learn and be self-motivated. We are committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns. Our Culture, Our Deal Our unique model and culture means we haven’t chosen to grow through mergers or acquisition. Rather, we have opted for organic through our people. Find out more about our culture, values and the “Deal”, Here. Your pay and benefits are competitive and linked to your contribution, so you know that your hard work is being recognised. Find out more about our rewards offering. Get in touch! Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right next career for you. For a confidential conversation call or email: Victoria Lewton T: 0117 307 6942 E: