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Attorney - EMEA Loans

London, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Attorney – EMEA Loans   

LOB: Legal  

Corporate Title: Assistant General Counsel & Director

Location: London

The EMEA Loans Legal team currently have an opportunity available for an Assistant General Counsel & Director in the London office. The team consists of 6 permanent lawyers (the manager based in Hong Kong, 4 London-based lawyers covering investment grade/emerging markets and 1 Paris-based lawyer covering Lev Fin.  The team is very friendly, close-knit and collaborative with a great team spirit. 

This role involves a very level of interaction with Lev Fin origination and syndication bankers and all support partners/teams associated with lending and restructuring of originated loans deals i.e. Risk, Loans Agency, Special Assets Group, Compliance, Tax, Finance, Business Selection, Financial Crimes, US/UK sanctions teams and other legal teams (e.g. DCM, Litigation, Derivatives).

                      

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Involvement in all aspects of a wide range of high profile acquisition finance and other leveraged loan transactions and restructure of loan positions

  • Reviewing finance documents and assisting Lev Fin origination and syndication bankers and risk partners in all aspects of the transaction from inception to closing - NDAs, release letters, support letters, commitment letters, term sheets, facility agreements, legal opinions, intercreditors and related documentation

  • Identifying and concisely explaining legal, compliance and reputational risk issues to deal teams and regional management as well as finding solutions and explaining potential mitigants to such risk issues where appropriate

  • Ensuring adherence with internal legal policies and procedures (e.g. US regulatory requirements, US/EK/EU sanctions, and reputational concerns)

  • Advising (or instructing counsel as appropriate) on licensing, regulatory capital, operational and tax restrictions

  • Maintaining standard forms (support letters, disclaimers, internal and external checklists);

  • Assisting on internal projects (e.g. LIBOR transition, BRRD, Brexit etc.)

  • Liaising with Compliance, Risk and other internal legal teams as appropriate

Core Skills:

  • Excellent technical  legal skills and solid understanding of the EMEA [leverage] loans market/industry

  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Collaborative team player

  • Proactive, practical and capable of exercising sound judgement

  • Solutions orientated

  • Adaptable, flexible, calm under pressure/tight time frames

  • Interested in continuing to learn and develop new skills

  • Ideally UK qualified but may also consider US or EU qualified if they have sufficient experience in a UK based top tier firm

  • Minimum 4 year post qualification experience as a loans lawyer (ideally in Lev Fin) either in private practice or in-house

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

Job Band:

H4

Shift: 

Hours Per Week:

35

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Job Title: Attorney – EMEA Loans   

LOB: Legal  

Corporate Title: Assistant General Counsel & Director

Location: London

The EMEA Loans Legal team currently have an opportunity available for an Assistant General Counsel & Director in the London office. The team consists of 6 permanent lawyers (the manager based in Hong Kong, 4 London-based lawyers covering investment grade/emerging markets and 1 Paris-based lawyer covering Lev Fin.  The team is very friendly, close-knit and collaborative with a great team spirit. 

This role involves a very level of interaction with Lev Fin origination and syndication bankers and all support partners/teams associated with lending and restructuring of originated loans deals i.e. Risk, Loans Agency, Special Assets Group, Compliance, Tax, Finance, Business Selection, Financial Crimes, US/UK sanctions teams and other legal teams (e.g. DCM, Litigation, Derivatives).

                      

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Involvement in all aspects of a wide range of high profile acquisition finance and other leveraged loan transactions and restructure of loan positions

  • Reviewing finance documents and assisting Lev Fin origination and syndication bankers and risk partners in all aspects of the transaction from inception to closing - NDAs, release letters, support letters, commitment letters, term sheets, facility agreements, legal opinions, intercreditors and related documentation

  • Identifying and concisely explaining legal, compliance and reputational risk issues to deal teams and regional management as well as finding solutions and explaining potential mitigants to such risk issues where appropriate

  • Ensuring adherence with internal legal policies and procedures (e.g. US regulatory requirements, US/EK/EU sanctions, and reputational concerns)

  • Advising (or instructing counsel as appropriate) on licensing, regulatory capital, operational and tax restrictions

  • Maintaining standard forms (support letters, disclaimers, internal and external checklists);

  • Assisting on internal projects (e.g. LIBOR transition, BRRD, Brexit etc.)

  • Liaising with Compliance, Risk and other internal legal teams as appropriate

Core Skills:

  • Excellent technical  legal skills and solid understanding of the EMEA [leverage] loans market/industry

  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Collaborative team player

  • Proactive, practical and capable of exercising sound judgement

  • Solutions orientated

  • Adaptable, flexible, calm under pressure/tight time frames

  • Interested in continuing to learn and develop new skills

  • Ideally UK qualified but may also consider US or EU qualified if they have sufficient experience in a UK based top tier firm

  • Minimum 4 year post qualification experience as a loans lawyer (ideally in Lev Fin) either in private practice or in-house

Bank of America

Every day, across the globe, our employees bring a commitment to our purpose and to driving responsible growth by living our values: deliver together, act responsibly, realize the power of our people and trust the team. A key aspect of driving responsible growth is doing so in a sustainable manner, a critical pillar of which is being a great place to work for our teammates.

In line with these values, in EMEA we have 9 Employee Networks, a wide range of Sports & Social clubs, and other development and networking opportunities so that you can enjoy a range of experiences and connect with colleagues across the bank. We also offer exclusive discounts to some of the most iconic cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time outside of work. Learn more about our benefits here.

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer, and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements. As part of our standard hiring process to manage risk, please note background screening checks will be conducted on all hires before commencing employment.

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Full time

JR-21058212

Band: H4

Manages People:

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Peter Brown

Referral Bonus:

0

Street Address

Primary Location:
2 KING EDWARD ST, London, EC1A 1HQ