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The International Capital Markets (ICM) Securitisation department are looking to recruit a Professional Support Lawyer, who can develop and maintain know-how resources, design and deliver training sessions, monitor developments in the law and practice relating to Securitisation and act as a contact for Securitisation know-how enquiries world-wide. Candidates will ideally be 3+ years qualified with experience of Securitisation and/or mainstream capital markets transactions.
This position will be on a 9 - 12 month fixed term contract, and will report to the ICM Know-How & Training Partner and Securitisation partners.Key relationshipsICM Securitisation Partners and fee-earnersICM Partners and fee-earners globallyICM PSL and Know-How teamWider A&O Know-how communityRole and responsibilitiesTo maintain and update existing know-how resources, including the ICM Securitisation Intranet pages and online services available internally and to clients.To design, plan and deliver securitisation training programmes (including induction programme for new joiners and trainees) and, when appropriate, deliver relevant training sessions and help with preparing training and presentation materials and to provide ad-hoc training for external clients.Monitor relevant legal, regulatory and other relevant developments in order to keep updated existing (or prepare new) know-how resources, including standard form documentation, and to assist fee earners with being able to provide the latest analysis when giving client advice.Be the first point of contact for legal queries relating to the Securitisation department transactional work and product lines.Support partners and associates as required in their client relationship development through preparing and/or identifying useful written and electronic materials.Brief fee earners going on client secondments on the know-how resources available to them whilst on secondment, be a first point of contact for them for queries whilst on secondment and to obtain on-going and post-secondment feedback from them on client know-how provision.To work closely with other ICM Professional Support Lawyers and the ICM know-how team to provide timely responses to relevant queries sent to the ICM Documentation and Know-How Enquiries e-mail address/directly to the ICM Professional Support LawyersTo attend meetings of relevant external associations as necessary in order to keep the department up to date with developments, and to assist with the production of papers for such associations if required.To develop and maintain links with Professional Support Lawyers in other relevant departments (e.g. Banking, Corporate, Restructuring, Tax) within the firm to ensure that areas of common interest to more than one department are appropriately covered.
Key requirementsQualified lawyer - 3+ years PQE or similarTechnical competence in Securitisation law as expected at level of qualificationSelf-starter with the desire and ability to continuously acquire, build upon and share knowledgeWill have worked successfully as an associate or PSL / Senior PSL in a bank or law firmSound experience of working with senior management within a complex international organisationStrong commercial/business acumen with the ability to deliver creative and pragmatic solutions and adviceExcellent 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 and developing strong (internal and external) client relationshipsCollaborative team player with the ability to develop and work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous environmentHigh energy individual who enjoys both the operational and strategic sides of this role and shows great flexibilityResilient; able to understand that credibility has to be earned in this environment and may take timeA person of sound judgment, able to establish a high level of credibility in the organisation and act as a trusted advisor to fee-earners