Structured Finance Solicitor
3d ago

The Firm

Posting Date : 17 April 2019

Closing Date : 15 May 2019

Salary range : £75,000 to £85,000

The Firm :

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-

thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology , finance & financial services , energy & natural resources , life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues.

We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Among our clients we count social media sites and high street coffee chains as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1000 people working across 20 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Amsterdam , Beijing , Belfast , Birmingham , Bologna , Brussels , Düsseldorf , Frankfurt , Hamburg , London , Luxembourg , Manchester , Munich , Milan , Paris , Rome , Shanghai , Turin , Venice and Silicon Valley.

In 2017, Fieldfisher was named Law Firm of the Year in Western Germany at the Juve Awards, and Law firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards.

2018 saw Fieldfisher named Law Firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards 2018.

Fieldfisher's Condor Alternative Legal Solutions won the award for New Business and Service Delivery Models’ at the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2017.

Fieldfisher also won Personal Injury Team of the Year at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017.

The Team

The Financial Markets and Products Group at Fieldfisher has been a market-leading practice for 25 years. The Group is highly ranked in all the leading directories, including the Legal 500, Chambers and IFLR.

The Group advises on a wide variety of different financing arrangements, such as real estate finance, corporate and asset acquisition finance, peer-

to-peer lending, fintech, derivatives, loan servicing and securitisation and structured finance.

The Group is looking to recruit an experienced lawyer to join the structured finance team and support the wider Group on general finance matters.

The candidate will need to have experience advising on securitisation, structured finance and capital markets transactions, and / or similar financing arrangements or have a general finance background with an ambition to specialise more in structured finance.

The structured finance team currently compromises of five partners and five other fee earners (with support from the wider Group and related professional support lawyers, trainees and paralegals).

The team regularly works with our specialist teams in the London office and with our other UK and European offices.


  • Proactively manage own matters
  • Support the partners and senior lawyers on larger transactions and lead transactions on a supervised basis, where appropriate.
  • High levels of direct client contact candidates would be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with clients.
  • Contribute towards business development strategy of the team by preparing briefing papers, attending and presenting at client seminars and developing their own contacts within organisations.
  • Key Skills & Experience

    The candidate must have the following skills qualifications and experience :

  • Legal understanding of structured finance or have a general finance background;
  • A keen interest in structured finance or an ambition to specialise more in this area;
  • Must be a qualified lawyer in England and Wales or another common law jurisdiction and up to three (3) years qualified;
  • Significant experience in structured finance or general finance with a well-reputed City or international firm;
  • Significant experience in advising on structured finance transactions, which may involve complex features, extensive documentation and multiple jurisdictions or on complex general finance transactions;
  • Good Bachelor's Degree from a good University;
  • Good legal skills including attention to detail in drafting and a genuine interest in the needs of the client;
  • An ability to think laterally and identify related issues and problems;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent English in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
  • Able to work as a team and independently;
  • A confident and professional manner.
  • Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.

    All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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