Our UK Banking group delivers commercial, efficient
advice on complex national and international banking & finance transactions.
We cover a diverse range of markets and clients, the
common features being the negotiation, structuring (or restructuring)
and documentation of commercial loan transactions for lenders and
borrowers. We advise on deals ranging in size from small business
loans for start-up companies to syndicated credit facilities in excess
of £1 billion. Our lawyers work as part of cross-practice,
cross-border teams on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions.
We stand for quality, responsiveness and market
knowledge and we are proud of our panel positions with many of the
leading national and international financial institutions.
Our areas of specific expertise include acquisition
finance, general corporate lending, real estate finance, funds
finance, trade and commodity finance, structured finance, private
wealth finance (including margin lending and corporate jet finance),
corporate trustee work and restructuring & special situations. In
addition to our transactional focus, we work closely with our
specialist financial markets regulatory lawyers to advise on the full
range of legal issues involved in the selling of banking services in
the international financial markets.
Clients choose us for our market knowledge, partner-led
service, extensive multi-jurisdictional experience and our ability to
deliver cutting edge transactions in tight timeframes.
Our group is diverse and dynamic; over a third of our
partners and three quarters of our associates are female and our
lawyers come from a broad range of ethnic groups. The mix of S+S
trained lawyers and lateral hires at various levels contributes to our
culture of continually challenging “old habits” of transactional work
and adopting new technologies and working practices in order to meet
clients’ changing needs and to deliver smarter solutions.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
We are seeking an associate to work alongside the partners based in
Bristol, London and the international Banking group. The UK Banking
team works seamlessly across Bristol and London.
The successful candidate will have good range of both transactional
and general banking experience, ideally gained from working within an
international or leading regional firm.
Our associates will gain experience across the full spectrum of
banking & finance work that we do, including acquisition finance,
general corporate lending, real estate finance, funds finance, trade
and commodity finance, structured finance, private wealth finance
(including margin lending and corporate jet finance), corporate
trustee work and restructuring & special situations. The
successful candidate will work as part of our full service team of
partners, associates, trainees and paralegals on complex and
innovative transactions for our national and international client base.
Applicants will ideally be 0–3yrs 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.
Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion