Asset Finance Lawyer

London (Greater)
10 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an Asset Finance Lawyer looking to join a collaborative global team and drive your career forward in a successful, fast-paced business? Read on and apply today.

We are seeking a junior lawyer to join the London based Commodities & Global Markets legal team and who would be dedicated to the shipping finance business within Specialised & Asset Finance, a business division of Commodities and Global Markets.

You will be responsible for providing integrated legal support to our Specialised and Asset Finance business, with a particular focus on shipping finance.

In this role, you will work closely with the transaction teams and be responsible for:

  • assisting with the execution of shipping finance transactions
  • maintaining close interaction with deal originators, account management, execution teams and internal stakeholders based in London and Zurich
  • managing the legal risk on transactions
  • direct negotiation with finance counterparties from term sheet through to deal close
  • coordinating with/managing external counsel
  • assisting with loan lifecycle events, regulatory and compliance queries, ad hoc business requests and documentation management
  • maintaining and developing internal know how on relevant documentation and policies.

To thrive in this role, you will enjoy taking responsibility for your transactions whilst working effectively as part of a high performing and growing team.

You will also have:

  • an up to date Practicing Certificate (England & Wales)
  • NQ to 3 years PQE in the finance group of a major law firm or an in-house legal role at a financial institution
  • shipping finance experience
  • high levels of motivation coupled with strong analytical skills, commercial acumen and the ability to manage competing projects and provide advice in a timely manner
  • ECA debt experience would be an advantage.

Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

Specialised Asset Finance is a division of Commodities and Global Markets and is a global provider of specialist finance and asset management solutions across: Technology, Media & Telecoms; Energy, Renewables & Sustainability; Resources; Structured Lending; and Shipping Finance.

Shipping Finance is a Specialised Asset Finance business line with a presence in London and Zurich, offering senior secured financing to shipowners and lessors globally. The team consists of specialist asset finance professionals and shipping industry experts, focused on providing innovative and tailored solutions to owners in the tanker, dry bulk and container ship segments.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and an inclusive workplace enables us to embrace that diversity to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. At Macquarie, you’ll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If you’re inspired to deliver on our purpose of ’empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’, we want you on our team. If you need adjustments made to the recruitment process, please reach out to your recruiter.

As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including colour and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.

Joining Macquarie means you’ll be able to work in a way that suits you best. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways. Talk to us about what working arrangements would help you thrive.

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