Finance/Projects Specialist -Surety Team
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London, UK
19h ago

The role

and why you should applyWe need a 5 plus years PQE Finance / Projects lawyer to join our close-knit team based primarily in our London office though there is some flexibility on location.

You will be joining a high performing and market leading team that advise the leading sureties / issuers of bonds and guarantees in the UK on transactions both domestic and overseas.

Our pre-eminent practice has been developed over the past 20 years, has unparalleled experience and is the go to option for complex / structured surety transactions.

It is an excellent opportunity for you to work with leading individuals in this area and for you to become a key member of the team.

You will advise on all aspects of bonds, guarantees, indemnities and security arrangements.To give you a flavour, the type of transactions the team currently advises on includes :

  • Bespoke, complex bond / guarantee wordings; facility / indemnity agreements; security arrangements; co-surety agreements and inter-creditor agreements.
  • Positioning bonds and guarantees in complex project structures.
  • Performance, adjudication and retention bonds on construction / infrastructure projects.
  • Refund guarantees and advance payment bonds.
  • Pension bonds and other bonds and guarantees required by statutory regulations.
  • Bank guarantee risk participation agreements.
  • Backed up by in-house specialist sector knowledge / expertise, helping sureties and brokers analyse and explore innovative new market opportunities including financial services, technology, defence, education, health, shipping, transport, retail and energy.
  • Positioning of sureties in corporate restructurings and work-outs.
  • Managing bond / guarantee claims : assessing and, where appropriate, disputing and / or negotiating settlement.
  • Whilst some familiarity with these arrangements / documents would be beneficial it is by no means a pre-requisite as support and training will be provided by the team and you will find your finance / projects background will provide an excellent grounding.

    You will be joining a friendly and collaborative firm.Mills & Reeve LLP has been listed as one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, for the last 17 years - the only UK law firm to have achieved this.

    We are also delighted to have been named by RollonFriday as one of the top law firms in the UK for the fifth year running.

    Pre-employment screening Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes checks relating to your professional and academic qualifications, references from previous employers, your eligibility to work in the UK and any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

    You will also be required to complete a self-declaration to access your character and suitability. Disclosure and barring service check This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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