Linklaters London, UK
Summary Overview The Banking group is recognised as a leading international practice and acts for financial institutions, funds and major corporates on a broad range of transactions. The deals that the group are involved in span a wide range of work areas and almost all deals are multi-jurisdictional. The team comprises restructuring and insolvency specialists throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia, who work closely with the firm's top tier finance and corporate practices. They also have experience of other relevant areas of law, such as tax, employment, real estate, intellectual property and litigation & arbitration. Creditors, including banks and other financial investors and steering committees, insolvency practitioners, corporate debtors and their directors/officers rely on the team's leading restructuring and insolvency expertise. This encompasses debt restructuring and rescheduling, equity capital raising and restructuring, distressed M&A activity, investigation, asset tracing and insolvency litigation, formal insolvency procedures and contingency planning, distressed creditor and equity investment and trading and debtor advisory work Key responsibilities and challenges Technical Analysing market precedents Advising on what is standard and what is not. Taking instructions internally or externally. Researching the appropriate primary and secondary sources to correctly identify and analyse issues. Advising client, judging appropriately when to seek advice and when to advise without supervision. Drafting using the correct precedents. Reviewing documentation while appreciating legal and commercial arguments and client goals. Anticipating and meeting deadlines. Client Relationship Management Being responsive to client needs Adopting an appropriate tone with all parties to the deal. Exceeding client expectations by anticipating client needs and resolving problems. Enhancing team's client knowledge. Relaying client feedback to the responsible Partner or Managing Associate. Building and maintaining co-operative, communicative relationships with the client team. Contributing effectively in client meetings. Business Development Keeping up-to-date with market developments and their implications. Contributing to business planning - demonstrating awareness of the firm's strategic direction. Contributing to client pitches. Networking with more senior client contacts, maximising potential of each contact. Please note that this role will be open from 02 December 2019 to 01 January 2020. A competitive remuneration package will be offered. Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications Required Characteristics, Skills & Experience required Experience Candidates will ideally have 2-4 years post qualification experience. Candidates will ideally have experience in restructuring and insolvency. Skills Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to assimilate and process information quickly. Ability to respond very quickly under pressure. Networking skills. Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure. Ability to influence using appropriate techniques. Characteristics Inspires confidence, drawing on own and others' experience. Calm under pressure. Innovative and resilient. Team player and relationship builder. Motivates others. Seeking a career in restructuring and insolvency. How to Apply Please apply online, attaching your CV to the application form. Should you have any questions, please do contact [email protected] Further Information A band of PQE as advertised on a role does not intend to preclude applications from those candidates that may have more or less PQE. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to how long we would expect a qualified lawyer to have practised so as to have gained the necessary skills for the role as described.