Our Leveraged Finance team is seeking a mid-senior-level Associate to join the Baker McKenzie banking and finance group which currently comprises 9 partners, 2 knowledge lawyers and 25 associates and trainees. Duties include:
Leveraged Finance is a team within the firm’s broader Banking & Finance Practice which comprises over 40 lawyers specialising in 15 distinct practice areas that best match the requirements of our global client base. This role will be primarily working with leveraged finance loan partners, Matthew Cox, Ben Wilkinson, Nick O’Grady, Matt Smith and Bevis Metcalfe and will involve collaboration with leveraged finance capital markets partners Rob Mathews, David Becker and Haden Henderson.
We advise banks, private credit funds and other lenders, sponsors, borrowers and other corporate entities on all aspects of financing transactions – from origination, negotiation and documentation to closing. We also advise clients on enforcement situations, workouts and reorganisations and the full breadth of structured and capital markets offerings. As a firm, we are noted for our expertise in leveraged finance, acquisition finance, securitisation, bank lending, financial regulatory work and project finance, especially advising on bespoke complex transactions and those involving emerging markets.
The London team are an integrated part of the Firm’s Global Finance group of over 500 lawyers who cover the world’s key financial money centres, many of whom are regularly featured in the top tier of rankings in both Legal 500 and Chambers for Banking and Finance. Some of these entries include:
Baker McKenzie LLP is “excellent at helping clients navigate through complex multi-region financing deals” – Legal 500 UK
Baker McKenzie LLP has “a top-class practice” – Legal 500 UK
“They have a lot of resources to provide a big team. They are always well organised, highlight the right topics and are always up to speed.” – Chambers UK
“A great firm committed to a high standard of service to the client.” – Chambers UK
Key Skills and Experience Required
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the majority of the following:
Why Join Us?
The Leveraged Finance team is at the forefront of the firm’s strategy to grow its transactional practice group. The team has seen significant growth over the past three years. It is now a very exciting time to join this entrepreneurial and dynamic team which offers a range of opportunities to take your career to the next level.
Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,200 people in 78 offices in 46 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this – how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.
In London you will be part of a 950 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country’s most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, friendly and supportive.
The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:
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