NEW - 4-6 PQE REAL ESTATE FINANCE ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL FIRM, LONDON

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NEW - 4-6 PQE REAL ESTATE FINANCE ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL FIRM, LONDON

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Real Estate Finance, Real Estate

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £95-115k

  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:

    chris@cgwlegal.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW REF 1DL

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-08-31

  • Startdate:

    As soon as possible following end of notice period.

New - 4-6 PQE Real Estate Finance Associate, Global Firm, London

Our global Real Estate Finance (REF) team has a proven track record of advising both lenders and borrowers in finance transactions throughout the real estate industry. Clients know they can rely on us at all stages of their real estate transactions, from the term sheet and structuring stage, through closing, tranching, syndication and securitisation, administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring. 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Representing lenders and borrowers in complex structured finance transactions

  • Advising on cross border services

  • Representing lenders and investors in all financing elements relating to the acquisition, sale, and development, classes of real estate including commercial, industrial, retail, hotel, residential, care facilities and student accommodation

ABOUT YOU

We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 4 and 6 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to successfully undertake this role.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Solicitor or Barrister, ideally qualified in England & Wales or a Commonwealth jurisdiction

  • Be an experienced REF lawyer

  • Demonstrate strong technical skills in finance work, with an international awareness and focus to their work

  • Have a working knowledge of real estate

  • Knowledge of drafting Loan Market Association debt facility agreements to be able to produce a first draft from a term sheet and require minimal input from the supervising partner other than to discuss and review headline issues

  • Take the lead associate support role to a partner on complex and high value transactions where the debt size would typically be in the range of £50-300m

  • Working knowledge of lender and borrower requirements and approaches to transactions

  • Experience of multi-jurisdictional transactions would be preferable but is not essential

  • Be able to handle multiple priorities, working to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment

  • Be able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally

  • Be keen to get involved in business development

  • Comply with professional standards and all relevant regulatory obligations

  • Comply with the firm's systems, policies and procedures in all matters, including compliance, financial systems and time recording.