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Financial Service Lawyer - Senior Associate

Employer
PwC
Location
Belfast, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

A career within Legal Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients adopt a more strategic approach to global entity governance across their organisations. We help our clients and their legal entities with the incorporation of new companies, on going compliance with local legislation, and restructuring of their global businesses to manage governance and compliance risks.Our team specialises in providing legal advice across all of our clients disciplines. You'll help provide legal support to a wide array of specialty areas from cyber security and technology to banking and intellectual property.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the legal team based in one of our state of the art facilities, working closely with our other regional offices. We are looking for a talented and ambitious individual with a passion for client service. We are experiencing significant growth in our practice largely due to our ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster.

This is the ideal environment for an individual who wants to be part of the future of legal services and solve real business problems.

Working hours for this role will be 2pm - 10pm Monday - Friday

Specifically, the role is likely to include:

• Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and assessing a wide range of financial services legal documents including loan agreements (bilateral and syndicated), security, ancillary and CP documents.
• Providing lending SME and applying market/industry knowledge of lending transactions as part of wider PwC engagements.
• Knowledge-sharing and providing training and tailored lending SME support to colleagues in other parts of the PwC network.
• Supporting clients in the negotiation and execution of a range of lending transactions and developing contract negotiation playbooks for clients.
• Supporting clients to leverage technology enabled workflows to support contract preparation, negotiation and execution.
• Business development, including over time building a network of referrers within PwC as well as developing direct client relationships.

Essential skills/Requirements:

• Qualified solicitor in England & Wales or equivalent common law jurisdiction.
• Excellent academic background.
• Experience of negotiating loan agreements and advising on lending and security-related transactional matters, either as an in-house lending lawyer at a bank or other financial institution or at a leading law firm.
• Good working knowledge of LMA documentation and current market practice.
• Experience in drafting, negotiating, reviewing and assessing a wide range of financial services legal documents including loan agreements (bilateral and syndicated), security, ancillary and CP documents.
• Strong knowledge of the financial services regulatory space as it impacts on banks, insurers, funds, asset managers and other financial institutions.
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to use initiative and a willingness to embrace innovation and continuous improvement.
• Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team as and when required.
• Ability to harness new technology to deliver better services, faster.
• Ability to lead, coach and manage junior team members and provide quality assurance and control.

The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate the following:

• Excellent communication skills and a positive "can do" attitude - ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration.
• Good technical legal skills.
• A keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernise the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the New Law Services practice.

Knowledge of or previous experience in the managed legal services industry or of working as an in-house legal counsel would be advantageous and looked on favourably. The successful candidate will be working with lawyers across the other UK offices and will be occasionally required to travel between offices.

Company

Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.

PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.

 

What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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