Job title: Associate – Restructuring/Insolvency
Department: Financial Markets
Location: London / Bristol
Overview: We advise a broad range of stakeholders on restructuring and special situations transactions including:
Secondary investors, including distressed debt and turnaround funds
Boards and shareholders of corporate debtors experiencing financial difficulties
Formal and informal creditors’ committees
Agents and trustees
We regularly advise on:
Rescues and reconstructions outside formal insolvency proceedings, including areas such as work-outs, standstill arrangements, debt for equity swaps, schemes or arrangement, company voluntary arrangements and equivalent mechanisms to bind dissenting creditors
Planning and implementing of ‘loan-to-own’ strategies, including credit and security reviews and due diligence on the underlying debtor and assets
The sale and purchase of distressed companies and assets, including ‘pre-pack’ sales following the enforcement of security
Directors’ duties and liabilities across the full range of distressed and insolvency situations
The sale and purchase of debt, equity or insolvency claims against stressed and distressed and the sale, purchase and work-out of portfolios of non-performing loans
Trading and non-trading administrations and receiverships and the rights, duties and obligations of insolvency officeholders
Insolvent liquidations, including the protection of assets, the validity of creditors’ claims, the avoidance of antecedent transactions, wrongful and fraudulent trading and set off
Solvent liquidations and schemes of arrangement as a means of efficiently restructuring corporate groups
Rescue financing, insolvency litigation, including all forms of insolvency related applications and enforcement procedures
The rights, duties and obligations of facility & security agents and bond trustees in distressed situations
The successful candidate will have good range of both restructuring and formal corporate insolvency experience, ideally gained from working within an international or leading regional firm.
The features that mark us out from our competitors are: a reputation for attentive service, providing commercial solutions and the quality of our client relationships.
The firm provides a wide range of benefits including an emphasis on agile working.
Applicants will ideally be 2 + PQE, which will have been gained at another international or leading regional firm.
Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
Ambitious, pro-active and collaborative.
We are a leading international law firm, providing clients with commercially aware legal advice, whenever and wherever they need it. We have over 1,600 people situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards.Our philosophy for international growth has been to build practices around local teams who understand the culture, business and languages of the countries and regions in which we operate.In doing so, we believe that we have succeeded in developing a closely knit and cohesive network that meets local business needs as part of a global service.
Our business services groups provide integrated support for our global operations.The firm is organised in line with our clients’ requirements into key practice areas and sector groups.Our sector focus allows us to better appreciate the environment in which our clients operate and to work with them to achieve their objectives.Our client base includes leading financial institutions and a significant number of the current FTSE 100 and Fortune Global 500 companies.
Our focus on a small number of sectors means we are able to understand and respond to our clients’ needs. Our industry sectors are: Asset Management & Investment Funds, Financial Institutions,Healthcare & Life Sciences and Telecoms, Media & Technology (TMT). We also focus on the E&I market, in particular through our international projects and construction teams. We have a track record for innovation and delivering value to clients through new ways of working. The core practice areas, from which we draw our sector teams, are: corporate, dispute resolution, employment, pensions & employee benefits, EU, competition & regulatory, financial markets, information, communications & technology, intellectual property, projects, real estate and tax.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to equal opportunities in employment.
We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender e-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.
We seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible and we would encourage you to discuss this with us, should this be something you are interested in.
All recruits will be required to go through our background screening process. Depending on the position you apply for this may include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate. We undertake not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. The firm’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.