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Junior Lawyer


London, GB

We are looking for a junior lawyer (NQ-3 years’ PQE) or experienced paralegal to join our busy Agency, Credit and Structured Products team. Based in London (or Ireland), this is an opportunity for an energetic, commercially minded and self-motivated candidate with a general corporate/commercial or finance law background and transactional experience to work within a growing business. You will have the opportunity to interact with senior executives and business team leaders on a regular basis. Working together with our legal team in London and Chicago, the primary focus will be European transactions.


Job Description:


•    Review and negotiate a variety of transactional agreements, typically related to debt instruments eg loan agreements, client contracts, confidentiality agreements;
•    Provide legal advice to business partners on a range of commercial and client related issues;
•    Carry out legal research into the legal and regulatory requirements applying in other European jurisdictions in relation to the roll-out of Loan Services throughout Alter Domus’ European operations, and cooperate with Alter Domus’ Compliance and in-house Legal Departments in this respect;
•    Assist the Credit and Structure Products team to ensure compliance with all statutory and regulatory obligations applying to its business;
•    Work closely with, direct and manage outside counsel as required in the context of client transactions.
•    Become familiar and advise on trustee requirements within different European jurisdictions.
•    The role includes providing legal support for the set-up of Loan Services throughout Europe therefore we are looking for someone who is capable of working independently in order to research into legal and regulatory requirements in European jurisdictions.


Your Profile:


•    Strong background in corporate, finance and/or commercial law;
•    NQ-3 years relevant post-qualification experience or extensive relevant experience as a paralegal in a leading City law firm or in-house environment;
•    Familiarity with private syndicated loans, securitization, secured transaction; an understanding of fund administration will be an advantage;
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and able to conduct in-depth research;
•    Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
•    Legal risk awareness and ability to work collaboratively with the business to deliver pragmatic outcome- oriented solutions to legal issues, without compromising on Alter Domus’ policies, protection and values;
•    Ability to represent views clearly and succinctly, and to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation;
•    Willingness and ability to develop expertise in new technical areas to constituently high standards.