Tom Chapman

My focus is recruiting into specialist Asset Finance teams for positions in both private firms and in-house. In this fast growing market, matching the right people to opportunities is crucial for my clients. I take great satisfaction from helping my clients solve these challenges and helping my candidates make rewarding career moves.

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Ship Finance Lawyer
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

Wadkins Associates are supporting an elite international firm in their search for a ship finance associate to join their London team.

You will be joining a top tier firm, known for their high-quality transactional practice, working closely with market leading partners in a supportive and friendly team. The role is primarily focused on shipping finance, providing exposure to international clientele, acting on behalf of banks, ship owners, lessors and export credit agencies. The role also offers the opportunity to explore broader asset finance work.

The firm prioritise associate development and provide excellent training. This is a great opportunity for an associate looking to expand their knowledge within a supportive larger team and take progressive steps in their career with a leading international shipping practice.

After speaking with the Partner’s, we have identified some key benefits of the role:

  • Quality: you will be handling some of the best quality work in the market and have the opportunity to undertake some broader asset finance work.
  • Pay: The firm pay at the top of the market.
  • Opportunity: The team offer exceptional training and development for associates.

Our client is looking for a 1-5 PQE England and Wales or Common Law qualified solicitor, with a background in ship finance.

If this role is of interest, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mid to Senior level Banking and Finance Lawyer
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

Wadkins Associates are assisting a top tier US law firm with their search for a Mid to Senior level Banking and Finance Lawyer in London.  

The firm are highly respected in the Legal 500 for their work within finance. They have a strong client base and are keen to expand their team with an exceptional mid to senior lawyer. Although they are a top tier US firm, they stand out to other leading US practices as they have no billable hour targets.   

The work ill revolve primarily around infrastructure, leveraged and acquisition finance and will involve acting for market-leading sponsors and lenders on cross-border transactions. You will work across a variety of sectors, such as transport, telecoms, and energy.   

After discussing the role in depth, we have collated some key advantages of this opportunity:  

  • Market leading pay: Join a regarded US firm that offer a top remuneration package without billable hour targets.   
  • Great team: The team consists of intelligent, market-leading professionals, who are known for creating a friendly working environment. 
  • Training and development: The firm regard the professional development of its associates as a priority, and they provide comprehensive training in order to fulfil this.   

The partners are seeking an England & Wales or common law qualified lawyer with a PQE between 4-6 years. A background within finance is a must.  

If this role seems like it could be suitable for you, or you are keen to discuss current developments within the market, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  

project finance lawyer
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

Wadkins Associates are working with an established international firm in their search for a Project Finance Associate to join their London team.

You will be joining the firms project finance team, a large and supportive team who place a high level of importance on quality training and development within the firm. The firm have a global outlook, with plenty of opportunity for international work and secondments to an exceptional client base. You will be advising a range of global sponsors and lenders on projects spanning across renewables, transport, and infrastructure sectors. In this role you will be advising clients on all aspects of financing, working on security documents and project management alongside the firm’s corporate team.

After speaking with the partners, we have identified some key factors of the role:

  • Work: The firm undertake a large amount of international work for their global clientele, providing an opportunity to work on complex, high value and leading international projects.
  • Pay: The firm pay competitively within the market.
  • Team: The team are highly respected within the market and place a large emphasis on supporting individuals to grow and develop within the firm.

Our client is looking for an England and Wales or Common Law qualified lawyer with 3 + years PQE in project finance.

If this role is of interest, please do not hesitate to reach out.

banking and finance lawyer
Salary Details Available Upon Request
Paris

Wadkins Associates are working with a prestigious US firm, assisting in their search for a banking and finance lawyer to join their Paris team.

This is a small, close-knit team headed by market leading partners, working on high quality transactions. You will be working closely with the firms’ global offices on a variety of cross boarder international deals. The work specialises in project and asset financings, plus export credit finance transactions which includes, secured and unsecured syndicated lending, PPP’s and other large asset financings. You will be advising sponsors, lessors, lenders, funds and other financial institutions across a variety of sectors.  

After speaking with the firms’ partners, we have identified some benefits of the role:

  • Development: The firm prioritise employee growth and provide progressive opportunities working on a wide breadth of deals
  • Flexibility: As part of this team, you will have the option to work in a hybrid model.
  • Pay: The firm offers a highly competitive salary package

Our client is looking for an English or French qualified banking and finance lawyer, between NQ to 3 years PQE and the ability to work in both French and English is desired.

If this role is of interest, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

project finance lawyer
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UAE

Wadkins Associates are working closely with a highly respected international law firm in their search for a project finance lawyer to join their Middle East team.

You will be joining the projects team, working with a supportive and friendly group headed by market leading partners. You will be working on major projects and construction finance with work involved in the GCC region which includes supply contracts and PPP’s. The firm are well established globally, with a number of international offices and global clientele. You will be working on both local Middle East transactions and cross border deals, with a great variety of work across the energy sector, from renewables to conventional power projects. This is an fantastic opportunity for someone looking to be involved in business development and have direct contact with clients.

The firm prioritise training and development for their employees, providing opportunities to progress within the company. This role is based in the Middle East with the option to work in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi and the firm are interested in candidates looking to relocate for the long term.

After speaking with the team, we have identified some key benefits of the role:

  • Work: The work is varied, covering international projects and local deals across the energy sector.
  • Pay: the firm pays competitively in the market with the benefit of the added tax relief.
  • Development: the firm prioritises employee development and support lawyers in their career.

Our client is looking for and England & Wales or Common law qualified solicitor with 1-5 years PQE. Experience in project finance or construction transactions is desirable.

If this role is of interest, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

in-house asset finance lawyer
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Dublin

Wadkins Associates are supporting a market leading aviation operator in their search for an in-house asset finance lawyer to join their team.

You will be joining a close knit and dynamic team, working on a range of commercially led aviation transactions. The company works internationally, and you will be covering deals in all regions, working on financing and leasing transactions, as well as a range of commercial business aspects.

This role is ideal for a candidate who is motivated and a self-starter. The company provides excellent training where you will be guided by market leading individuals and supported by the wider team. This role also offers the opportunity to work autonomously and to take the lead on deals. The ideal candidate will have an asset finance background with aviation experience, or a broader finance background.

After speaking with the head of legal, we have identified some benefits:

  • Exposure: You will be exposed to a broad exposure of work within the aviation space.
  • Balance: the company offer a strong work/life balance, providing flexibility in this role.
  • Pay: The firm pay highly competitively in this sector and have a good bonus structure in place.

Our client is looking for an England & Wales or Common law qualified solicitor with 1-5 years PQE and experience in asset finance or broader finance work.

If this role is of interest, or if you would like to discuss the market, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Asset Finance Lawyer
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

Wadkins Associates are assisting an international firm in their search for an Asset Finance lawyer to join their London team.

You will be working on ship finance transactions, with an opportunity to undertake work on wider offshore finance deals. The London team work closely with the firms’ international offices, undertaking cross border transactional work for their global clientele. The deals are both on the borrower and lender side, working with insurance companies, financial institutions, funds, equity investors and ship owners. The team are supportive and friendly, prioritising associate development within the firm.

After speaking with the partners, we have identified some benefits of the role:

  • Quality: The firm undertake a variety of high-quality transactional work in the shipping space, with an opportunity to branch into broader  finance work.
  • Pay: The firm pay competitively and have a good work/life balance.
  • Team: The team are highly supportive and collaborative, with an excellent training program and place an emphasis on associate development.

Our client is looking for an NQ - 3PQE England & Wales qualified solicitor with experience in asset finance and cross border transactions.

If you are interested in hearing more about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

NQ/Junior Asset Finance Associate
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

Wadkins Associates are currently working with a top tier international law firm to assist them with their search for a talented NQ/Junior Asset Finance Lawyer in London.  

The firm are recognised for their highly respected asset finance team and are known for handling some of the highest quality transactions within the market. They are a leading asset finance firm based in London that advise on a range of, aviation, shipping, and rail transactions.  

The work will be focused on a mix of maritime, aircraft and rail finance, although you will also have exposure to project financing and export financing. This role is ideal for somebody who enjoys the finance aspects of their training contract and is keen to specialise within the asset finance industry. You will advise lessors, lenders and operators whilst also getting the opportunity to work on some commercial aspects of the industry too.  

We have discussed the role in depth with the partners to provide you with some key advantages of joining the team: 

  • Training and development: With a focus on your own development within the business, this role is ideal for somebody seeking a progressive career whilst having the support from highly respected leaders in the market.
  • Competitive pay: The said firm handles high-profile transactions within the market, and you are rewarded with a great renumeration package
  • Work-life balance: They currently offer a hybrid model of working, adding more flexibility to your working life.  

They are seeking an England & Wales or common law qualified lawyer to join their team, with a PQE between NQ to 2 years. Experience within banking and finance is a must.  

If you believe this role could be right for you, please do get in touch.   

32578
Salary Details Available Upon Request
London

Wadkins Associates are supporting a top tier US firm in their search for a banking and finance associate to join their London team.

You will be joining the structured finance team, working alongside recognised market leaders in this focused and dedicated group. The team has a wealth of experience in the sector and you will be assisting on a range of cross-border international deals. You will receive excellent training and benefit from the firms focus on associate development and career growth.

The team works internationally across the energy, transportation, and infrastructure sectors. The financial structures worked on are complex which is why the said firm has developed a reputation for their high-quality transactional work. The work includes structured finance, securitisation, capital markets and derivatives deals, also offering the opportunity to work on broader financial aspects in the industry.

We have identified some key benefits of the role:

  • Pay: The firm pay at the top end of the market.
  • Development: the firm provide excellent training for junior associates and prioritise their growth and development to allow them to progress within their career.
  • Work: The work is highly complex and innovative; you will be handling some of the highest quality deals in the market.

Our client is looking for a junior associate with a background in banking & finance law, ideally with structured finance experience. They are open to candidates who are NQ – 3 years PQE.

If this role is of interest to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Banking & Finance Solicitor
Salary Details Available Upon Request
Dubai

Wadkins Associates are currently assisting a leading international firm with their search for a Banking & Finance Solicitor in Dubai.  

The firm are recognised in the Legal 500 for their top quality work within banking and finance. They cover a broad range of different transactions including, project finance, export credit finance, asset finance, acquisition finance and general banking. The partner you will be working alongside has made a strong name for themselves within the field and is keen to work with a hard-working likeminded individual.  

The role will be specifically focussed on project financing and Islamic financing. You will handle market leading transactions and work closely with their international offices.  

After discussing the role with the partner, we have picked out some advantages of joining this team: 

  • Great team: The firm places a huge emphasis on culture, allowing you to understand the value of welcoming a cohesive working environment.  
  • Competitive market pay: Recognised for their leading reputation, the firm offers a great remuneration package within the tax-free nation.   
  • Training and development: This role is suitable for individuals seeking a progressive role within the firm whilst consistently learning and developing.

The client is seeking a mid-level lawyer to join them, with over 3 years PQE. The potential candidate must be England & Wales or Common Law qualified. English and Arabic speaking individuals are the preference.  

If this role seems to be suitable for you, please do get in touch with us to discuss in further detail.