New Restructuring Role, 2-6 PQE, UK International Firm, London (award winning firm)

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New Restructuring Role, 2-6 PQE, UK International Firm, London (award winning firm)

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Restructuring & Insolvency

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  • Contact:

    Chris Woodward

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 3005 3265

  • Job ref:

    CGW RE 120

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    As soon as possible following end of notice period.



We are looking to recruit a Restructuring Lawyer from 2 to 6 yrs PQE to join our London office.


Our highly rated Restructuring team, part of our Banking and Finance group, advises financial institutions, turnaround and insolvency practitioners, company directors, shareholders and other stakeholders on strategies for recovery and turnaround.  We also investigate causes of company failure and pursue claims against those responsible. We act for all major clearing banks as well as a wide variety of other lenders.

The team is increasingly becoming involved in complex, high value restructurings at an early stage in the financial decline curve, with the aim of providing innovative solutions which improve returns to stakeholders and, in many cases, avoid an insolvency process altogether.  We are building an increasing reputation for our contentious practice too, having been instructed on a number of high profile assignments.

Operating across the UK and beyond, the team has 14 partners and a team of 32  lawyers making it one of the largest teams of any practice.

*Chambers - "expert in high value complex restructuring and recoveries"; "[involved] in interesting and intricate matters".

Legal 500 - "practice built on strong experience of high-value restructuring work".

The team was awarded the title of Insolvency Law Firm of the Year 2013 at the Insolvency and Rescue awards, the Insolvency Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency Awards 2017 and the Innovation and Diversity awards at the 2018 TRI awards.

The Candidate Required

The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice. Candidates must be technically excellent but, equally important and commercially aware.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a good academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills. 

We are looking for a candidate with broad financial restructuring experience (with an emphasis on transactional, bank-led work and advisory experience). 

The Opportunity

The very best national and international work.

Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.

Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.

About the Firm

We are a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating out of 26 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.

The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. We have embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work.


We have achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award – Legal Business" recently for the second time and are recognised among the most Innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times.