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Finance Associate

Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Team: The Finance Transactions team sits within the wider Corporate and Finance Transactions Department
Purpose of role: To provide advice to BCLP's clients, primarily in the area of structured real estate finance

What's in it for you?
As a mid-level associate, you'll have the opportunity to work in a truly client facing role. You will advise on many aspects of finance, with an emphasis of transactions with real estate as the underlying asset and the role will involve both the origination of loans and the ongoing management of them.

Key responsibilities:
• Advising loan managers/servicers in relation to their appointments and management of loans and portfolios of loans, including distressed positions and loans in CMBS structure.
• Advising on and documenting financing of development loans, provided by public sector bodies, such as Homes England and the Greater London Authority.
• Drafting and negotiation of general LMA finance documents, including intercreditor arrangements.
• Advising loan servicers on their day to day issues including borrower consent requests, loan repayments/release of security and amendments of loans.

Key relationships:
Not only will you be working very closely with our clients and the wider Finance Transactions team, but you will also work with the wider Corporate and Real Estate departments, in particular, to ensure our clients receive a seamless delivery of service.

Experience and knowledge
• This opportunity would suit a mid-level Associate of 3 - 5 PQE with experience of general finance work. Prior experience of structured real estate finance structures would be helpful, but not essential
• Knowledge of general LMA finance document drafting and negotiation
• Some industry knowledge of the Real Estate sector
• Training and exposure to advising on a range of finance transactions

Skills and competencies
• A focus on technical and legal excellence
• A personable team player with a proactive approach to building relationships with clients and across the wider department and the firm
• Ability to demonstrate good communications skills to work closely with clients and the team
• A knowledge of key areas of the law by providing clear, precise, practical advice
• Willingness to support and ability to get involved in business development activities
• Ability to supervise/delegate work where appropriate

Diversity, inclusion and working differently
At Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner we understand the value of a diverse workforce and we believe people perform at their best when they can truly be themselves at work. We aim to create an inclusive environment where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to be themselves. In order to provide the best possible service to our diverse client base, we are committed to recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political belief, disability or any other protected characteristic.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce and is supportive of flexible working arrangements, tailored to the individual, wherever possible.
Please feel free to speak to the Recruitment Team about the flexibility we are offering for this role.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will ensure all hardcopy and electronic materials containing confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content.
Agencies Please note: we will not accept speculative CVs sent to hiring managers or partners via email. We can only accept CVs sent via the portal from agencies that have agreed terms of business with the Recruitment team. For further information, contact

As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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