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Asset Finance Associate - Magic Circle

£100,000 - £115,000


Tom Chapman
0203 633 0962


A magic circle firm with an outstanding reputation in asset finance, our client is keen to push forward with expansion. The team regularly grows at the junior end and provides extensive training and support to their associates. Some of the key points to note about the role and the firm are;

  • The team, headed by a notable expert in the space, has significant experience in both commercial and corporate finance. They act on behalf of international and start-up airlines, international banks and lessors on a variety of transactions.
  • The team are noted for thinking outside the box with the use of complex structuring ideas that allow them to create innovative solutions for clients.
  • As a magic circle firm, our client is able to offer excellent pay alongside high quality work and incomparable training. The team are known for developing exceptional lawyers. Those who train in magic circle are given a great platform to take their career internationally, to any law firm, or to an inhouse role.

If you have been considering the benefits of a magic circle move please get in touch so we can discuss the role and the team in more detail. ?€?

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