The financial world never stands still. As new products, more complex financial systems and alternative providers of finance emerge, the need for legal expertise has never been greater – especially in this era of increased regulation.
With offices in all the world's major financial centres, we are perfectly placed to help our clients shape the new financial landscape. We advise banks, insurance companies, corporates, funds, governments and regulatory authorities around the world on headline deals. It's not just about our commercial judgement. It's about building relationships, sharing knowledge and helping clients meet international business challenges.
In London, our Finance practice comprises five teams: Asset & Project Finance, Banking, Financial Regulation & Derivatives, Real Estate Finance, and Restructuring & Insolvency. Client challenges rarely fall under one area, so specialist knowledge is shared, making this an exceptional learning environment.
The learning curve will be steep. Working alongside senior lawyers, you'll gather invaluable knowledge and experience. Through practical training sessions and hands-on deal experience you'll pick up vital skills. You'll also make a genuine contribution to client deals from day one. This might involve drafting and reviewing documents, liaising with clients and other lawyers, and managing transactions before you progress to a wider range of deals.
As you develop your understanding of the intricacies of different deals, you'll gain increased responsibilities. Project leadership, client meetings and, ultimately, higher profile work will quickly follow. In fact, you could soon be reading about a deal you've worked on in the Financial Times or The Economist. We'll expect you to be a regular reader of both.
We advised lenders on the £580m refinancing of London Gateway Port Limited. DP World London Gateway, the UK’s first new port in over two decades, combines the UK's newest deep-water port with Europe's largest logistics park and is helping London regain its premier position as one of the world’s busiest ports.
We advised BSkyB on the GBP 6.6bn underwritten debt facilities for its acquisitions of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.
We advised on the inaugural sukuks issued by the Governments of the UK, South Africa and Senegal.
We were named Banking Law Firm of the Year in the Who's Who Legal Awards 2016 and Loan Team of the Year in the IFLR Europe Awards 2016