Addleshaw Goddard – Banking Lawyer

Posted on 13th August 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Banking
Deadline 13th October 2021

Job Description

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Banking Lawyer – Funds Finance, Speciality Finance & Corporate Banking (5+ PQE), London

The Firm 

At Addleshaw Goddard we not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. A natural choice for FTSE100 clients and their equivalents in other markets and for the best talent, our people fulfil their potential in an environment where they are developed and valued. We put ourselves in our clients’ shoes, as part of a team of effective business people as well as efficient lawyers.

The Group

Located within the Finance & Projects Division, our Finance Group has a strong (and growing) City presence and market-leading teams across the rest of the UK with significant presence internationally. The Group acts for a wide variety of UK and international banks, investment funds, alternative lenders and corporate borrowers. The Group as a whole has significant capability in Corporate Banking, Leveraged Finance, Funds Finance, Speciality Finance, Structured Finance & Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets, Real Estate Finance and Social Housing Finance, with 30 partners and over 85 other fee earners in the UK.

This role relates specifically to Funds Finance, Speciality Finance and Corporate Banking. *The team for this role is predominantly based in London, but has members working from elsewhere and so there is flexibility to be based out of one of our other UK office locations.


  • Funds Finance, we are an established but growing team which has an excellent and expanding client base with some of the most active lenders in the market on capital call, NAV and other facilities, as well as a number of UK and European alternative asset fund managers. Some of the work involves UK fund structures but a significant portion is cross-border
  • Speciality Finance, we are an established team advising financial institutions, mezzanine financiers, alternative lenders and PE houses on borrowing base facilities, forward flows and private securitisations and work alongside our market leading Structured Finance & Derivatives, Financial Regulation & Compliance and Tax teams to offer structured finance solutions to clients across various asset classes and receivable types
  • Corporate Banking, we act for a large range of UK and international banks and UK corporate borrowers on their working capital and other financing requirements, including on event-driven financings
  • The Role

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating term sheets, facility agreements, security documents and intercreditor agreements
  • Managing and co-ordinating multi-jurisdictional transactions
  • Managing projects from initial instruction through to closing and post-closing, ensuring smooth process to transaction close and delivering projects efficiently
  • Supporting a growing team as it strengthens existing client relationships, develops new clients and builds market profile, including helping drive business development initiatives and client-focused thought leadership
  • Providing supervision and training to more junior members of the team including trainees and paralegals
  • Knowledge, skills And Experience Required

  • Qualified lawyer approx. 5 + years PQE with experience from a major law firm
  • Strong academic qualifications from degree upwards
  • Strong technical knowledge of the legal framework surrounding finance transactions generally, and strong document drafting skills
  • Experience of working on funds finance and speciality (or structured) finance transactions would be a bonus, but is not necessarily essential
  • Self-motivated, proactive, detail-focused, a person of sound judgment
  • Enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work, ambitious and confident to deliver at the highest standard
  • Fast learner with commercial approach
  • Excellent client relationship skills and effective communication
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Collaborative team player who will fit in well with our friendly and collegiate team, someone who is willing to pitch in to support other members of the team
  • AG is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of a person’s gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to having a diverse team and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities, particularly those from underrepresented demographics. We want our recruitment practices to be as inclusive as possible, so please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process to help you perform to your best.

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