Our banking team operates as a fully integrated global practice
acting for banks, funds, asset managers, corporates and governments on
some of the most complex, challenging and innovative transactions worldwide.
We are now looking for clever, ambitious and commercially minded
Supervising Associates with 4+ PQE to join our growing Real Estate
Finance team, part of the Banking team. Our team has the
characteristics you'd expect from a top tier global legal practice. We
act for first class clients doing headline-making cross-border
transactions, we have the highest standards and demand a lot from
ourselves and each other and we're passionate about our clients and
the work we do. We are also working hard to be more diverse and
inclusive. We believe that having all types of people from all types
of backgrounds provides a variety of approach and thought which helps
our business be both creative and dynamic. But we recognise there is
more to do on that and we're on it. And we're also growing, fast. But
there are some things about us which are a little different.
Industry specialists:We are Real Estate Finance
specialists, with 5 REF partners and over 40 lawyers contributing to
our UK REF Group. We have responded to client requirements and also
have English-law qualified lawyers in our Dutch, German, Italian and
French offices, alongside a network of local REF specialists in our
European offices. We are on the panels of the top 5 UK retail banks
and the top 10 investment banks. We act for the major insurance
lenders, alternative lenders/debt funds, private wealth divisions, and
investment banks, in addition to a growing number of investors,
developers and other borrower clients.
A focus on developing business:Winning clients and
work is not just the job of senior lawyers. We need the whole team to
pull together to grow the practice. We need the whole team to be
entrepreneurial and business minded. And from day 1, we'll support you
in developing these skills. They're integral to the success of our
business and to your own success as your career progresses. An
important part of that will often be through client secondments in
some of the biggest businesses in the market.
A team focus:Our team has a flat structure. We're not
hierarchical; we're all just lawyers with different levels of
experience. We're all approachable and we all help each other. There
is a real trust amongst us that we'll all work hard together to do
whatever it takes to get the job done well. People are given early
responsibility because we believe the best way to learn is by doing.
And that often involves stepping outside your comfort zone, whilst at
the same time being properly supported. And we're a team that gets
along and has fun together too. It can't be all work and no play.
A digital approach:Recently we acquired a digital
solutions business called Wavelength. Our data scientists, legal
engineers and designers are now unlocking new value, efficiencies and
insights in a way that is transforming the products and services we
sell to our clients. The legal market is changing in front of our eyes
and as part of our team you'll develop the digital and tech skills you
need to play a key role in the development of a next generation law
firm. And you'll also be able to use these skills to help others. For
example, our GreenTech Fund uses our digital expertise to support
start-ups by giving free legal advice to new companies who are focused
on using technology to mitigate climate change. This approach is
reflected in everything that we do; we're bold and unafraid of
changing old habits if we think there's a new and better way of doing things.
A balanced life:We act for first class clients on the
biggest deals in the market. And because of that, we work hard and
sometimes our careers take up more time than they should. That's part
of being ambitious lawyers who really care about our clients. But
physical and mental wellbeing are at the heart of our culture too.
Working hard is important but balance is important too and we make
sure our team has down-time when needed. A couple of years ago, we
were one of the first law firms to become a signatory to the Mindful
Business Charter and since then we have worked hard to create an
environment where we look after ourselves and each other. And we now
have a new way of working where our team is in the office a minimum of
two days a week, leaving people to work from home or work from the
office depending on what's best for them.
The attributes we'll be looking for in the person that joins us are
of course good academics but also a real interest in business and
commerce. You'll have strong Real Estate Finance experience gained
from working in an international or leading UK firm. You'll want to be
a part of a diverse, hard-working and progressive team that you will
play a key role in helping to grow. And you'll want to have a career
you're proud of and that you enjoy. You can base yourself in our
London office or Bristol office, whichever suits you best.
If you think you fit the bill, and if the things that are important
to us are also important to you, then please get in touch. We'd be
really pleased to hear from you.