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We are assisting a distinguished client’s London office to hire an asset finance associate. We have worked closely with the firm in multiple jurisdictions and regularly place talented lawyers in their teams.The position comprises asset finance work in aviation, shipping, and rail. The partners are experts in leasing and structured finance transactions for aircraft, ships, and rolling stock, as well as offshore equipment, both domestically and internationally. The team work on behalf of shipping and rail companies, airlines, lessors, banks, credit agencies, investors, and other financial institutions.After discussing with the client, we can identify the considerable draws to moving to this team: The firm are known for their impeccable advice to clients and can boast having some of the most knowledgeable lawyers in asset finance on board. Rare for a firm of this size and significance, a cohesive, supportive work environment is taken very seriously throughout the company. Despite requisite hard work, you would be part of a firm that looks after their employees. You can expect competitive pay to match the expertise of the associates and scale of their client base.The partners would like to view candidates between 2 – 5 PQE, and with a background in asset finance, England & Wales or common law qualified required. Please get in touch for a confidential chat for more information.
One of the leading asset & project finance teams in Germany has been in contact with us about recruiting an associate into their team to ensure its practice continues to operate at the highest level. We have been working with the partners of this firm over the past 12 months and have built a strong understanding of their team culture and client bases. You will be primarily involved in structured finance deals working on behalf of lessors, lessees, and financial institutions. The partners have particular expertise in aviation and advise and assist clients in a comprehensive range of transactional work, on both projects and assets in these industries. Indisputably the firm is one of the first ports of call for the biggest ticket transactions nationally and internationally.After some discussion with the hiring partner, we consider the below to be among the main advantages of this role: Work at the highest level: Very few firms can boast the reputation and caseload of our client. For any ambitious associate this is an opportunity to take the next step forward in your development, and work on the most significant cases on offer. You will also have the chance to broaden your capabilities by assisting the partners in areas such as satellites, and real estate. Very competitive remuneration: To match the skill required of handling top-level transactions, our client values its associates at a very competitive rate. Scope for progression: Alongside opportunities for training and development, the firm retains some of the best talent in the industry. Most partners have worked their way up internally, and it is this they are keen to perpetuate.Our client is looking for lawyers of 2 + years PQE, who have a background in structure finance and restructuring, although broader banking and finance profiles will also be considered. England and Wales qualified lawyers will be at an advantage, but our client will happily receive applications from Common Law qualified candidates. German language skills are also not a necessity.If the above takes your interest, and you would like to confidentially discuss this opportunity in further detail, or simply to discuss your options, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
An internationally renowned US firm has enlisted our help to find a talented associate to join its Paris banking & finance team. Working closely with both the London and Paris office, we have a strong grasp of the company’s culture and how they operate and would be well-placed to assist you throughout the application process.The Paris team are particularly recognised for their expertise in project finance and project development, with its partners frequently noted as Leading Individuals in their field by Chambers Europe and Global.Your work alongside them will cover finance and development, as well as structured finance and restructuring, and infrastructure sectors; advising lenders, borrowers, creditors, contractors, and sponsors.From our correspondence with the firm we can highlight these benefits of joining the team: Top quality work: With the team focussing on important, highly regulated projects, the caseload will include those of national significance. This is a prime opportunity to align your reputation with a client routinely praised for sheer technical skill. Above market remuneration: As a specialist in the field dealing with complex transactions, our client’s pay reflects this and offers above market salaries. The firm is eager to provide training and development: This is ideal for a junior to mid-level associate really looking to progress their career.You will be between 2-5 years PQE, and English or French qualified. Applicants with banking and finance backgrounds especially welcomed. If this role could be of interest, we would be happy to discuss the specifics of the opportunity in more detail, alongside providing an insight into the culture of the team and the wider firm.
A long-established client of ours is eager to find a strong litigator to bolster their energy litigation team. Through frequent successful dealings with the client, we are able to give good support on how the team works and the process of hiring.This is a fantastic opportunity for an associate to move into the energy sector, as the partners are not only interested in those with experience in oil & gas, but also associates with a shipping or construction background. The work includes representing the market leaders in oil & gas, vessel, platform, rig and FPSO owners, as well as contractors in the rapidly expanding renewables market.From our discussions with the hiring partner, we can highlight these benefits to joining the team: Quality of cases: The role is perfect for those who thrive on variety and working on cases which are outside of the routine. You can expect to work on complex, intellectually challenging cases with the highest quality clients. Reputation: With its partners receiving numerous favourable testimonials in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, the team enjoy their reputation as being some of the most capable in resolving complex disputes across the energy sector. Opportunity for development: With some of the best partners in the market comes the opportunity to learn from the best. You would be joining a growing team with ambitions to be the top-ranked in the sector.If you have associate experience in oil & gas, or shipping or construction, and you are looking for the chance to get involved in high value energy litigation cases, get in touch for a confidential chat.
We are currently working with a frequent client of ours to find the right fit for an associate position in their dry shipping team in the north of England. One of the most reputable firms in the world, this is an opportunity to work in one of the few teams outside London to be consistently involved in some of the best dry shipping work on offer.The team have been commended for their work in all contentious and commercial facets of shipping contracts, encompassing shipbuilding contracts, management agreements, charterparties and bills of lading, for clients including traders, insurers, charterers, ship managers and owners.Being in good contact with the partners, we are well-placed to outline some of the advantages of finding your place in the team: Good work environment: Definitely one of the more personable teams in which to work, not altogether common in the industry, you can look forward to a positive office culture of mutual support, valued as an associate and as a professional. High quality caseload: An international name with a high-tier reputation, the team has the pick of its cases across the board in shipping litigation, promising important and varied disputes. Unrivalled opportunity for development: the team’s close-knit operation means direct access to the expertise of partners. Noted in the legal 500, they are keen to pass on their skills and improve associates who see themselves progressing to a high standard in the legal industry.The partners have suggested this position is perfect for junior associates with ties to the north, and at least some experience in shipping litigation. If the role suits your interest, please get in touch for a confidential discussion.
We are currently assisting one of our closest clients to find a candidate to strengthen their aviation litigation team. A highly reputable firm, we have helped them to hire in multiple jurisdictions. We are pleased to be able to offer experienced advice should you feel this is an opportunity you would like to explore.They are specialists in large commercial disputes in all aspects of aviation litigation and act on behalf of a sizeable client list of airlines, insurers, and carriers. We know them to be a professional, career-oriented group who pride themselves on being able to deliver on some of the most notable aviation cases in English law in recent history.They are looking to hire an aviation litigation associate. Through conversations with the partners, we can identify a number of benefits in joining their team: Working with leading aviation practitioners - Some of the highest ranked aviation litigation partners in the market. They take on a vast range of significant aviation losses internationally. If you see yourself ready to take the next step up in your development, there are few firms that can offer equivocal access to experts in the field. High value disputes - You will be working on some of the highest profile cases in the sector. Technical expertise - This is an opportunity to learn from leading partners who are known to provide detailed training to associates to support their technical development on difficult cases. If you are an England & Wales qualified lawyer, with experience in aviation litigation, and the above is appealing to you, please get in touch for more information and a confidential conversation.
We are in contact with a well-regarded boutique firm, who are looking for a dry shipping associate to join their close-knit team. The firm specialises in maritime litigation with expertise in handling charterparties and bills of lading disputes.You can expect: A competitive market salary High quality work Close contact with partners To work from homeThis role is ideal for a smart NQ+ associate, quick to learn, and with a real drive to develop their career.Working at a firm with a good work/life balance at the heart of its ethos, the firm have made the decision to work from home on a permanent basis. You need only to be UK-based, and with access to London if necessary.If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please get in touch.
An internationally renowned law firm are in touch with us to bring in an Asset Finance Associate to bolster its shipping and aviation practices.One of the most successful firms in the last few years, this is an exciting opportunity for a junior to mid-level associate to work within a highly rated practice on some of the most innovative work happening in these fields.The role offers both market leading work and market leading pay, and even further scope for development.Our ideal candidate will be between NQ to 4 years PQE, with a strong background in aircraft and/or shipping finance.For further information, and a confidential call, don’t hesitate to get in contact.
We are working closely with a well-reputed City Law Firm which is looking to grow their shipping litigation team here in London.Your work will focus primarily on dry shipping but will cover some wet disputes as well.From our conversation with the hiring partner, some of the key draws of this job include: High quality of work. You will be working on matters on par with other leading City Law Firms. Career advancement. Ambition and business development will be rewarded.You will be between 2 to 8 PQE and common law qualified, with England and Wales qualified lawyers having an advantage. Due to the focus of the practice, a background in dry shipping will be preferred.If the above role has caught your interest, do get in touch for a discreet discussion.
I have been instructed by a top tier firm looking to grow their Paris banking and finance practice with a talented senior lawyer who has partnership aspirations.This is an exciting opportunity to broaden and progress your career with a clear path whilst having the support of an experienced and highly regarded banking team.From our discussion with the hiring partner, some of the key draws include: Top quality transactional work; You will be advising some of the largest lenders on a variety of acquisition, leveraged, project and corporate financings Internationally recognized; Our client is market leading Competitive remuneration packages and progression; Our client offers very competitive pay in the market and a clear path to progressYou will be French or English qualified with 4 + years PQE and a background in banking and finance.If the above role is of interest, please do get in touch for a confidential chat.