GBR - Lawyer, Real Estate Finance, Mid Level

Canary Wharf, London (Greater)
22 Dec 2016
21 Jan 2017
Practice Area
Banking & Finance
Experience / PQE
PQE 3 - 6 years
Contract Type
Full time

Vacancy open date: 9th December 2016

Vacancy close date: 10th March 2017

Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise.  The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution.
Our dedicated real estate finance team comprises market leading individuals with a broad experience and a unique blend of specialist know-how. Our real estate finance practitioners have an in-depth understanding of the commercial real estate sector and financing products in that market (e.g. bi-lateral loans, syndicated loans, sub-participated debt, mezzanine loans, development finance, CMBS/RMBS and other capital markets products).
Advising lenders, borrowers and investors means that we have an excellent overview of the aims and needs of different participants. We have also recently helped some of our lending clients to improve their loan origination policies and documentation based on lessons we have learnt through recent market conditions.

Clifford Chance's Real Estate Finance team remains at the cutting edge of real estate finance market. We advise a wide range of clients particularly European and US commercial and investment banks, non-bank debt providers, funds, real estate investors and developers and corporates on all aspects of debt participation in real estate related transactions in the UK and internationally.

The core Real Estate Finance team in London is made up of 6 Partners, approximately 20 Lawyers and 4 Trainees.
Key Attractions
We are a market-leading practice –we are ranked #1 for Real Estate Finance by Chambers 2014 and Legal 500 2013.
We are an international practice area, which will continue to benefit from the global reach afforded by our network of offices and our internationally focused clients.
We advise on the biggest, most interesting and most high profile transactions.
As well as recruiting the best people, we insist on the professional development of all our employees. Our lawyers work continuously to develop both legal and personal skills through the training programmes offered by the 'in-house' law education system, the Clifford Chance Academy.
Our remuneration package is one of the most attractive in the market.

Salary: Competitive

Key Responsibilities

We are seeking a qualified lawyer who can demonstrate mid-level post qualification experience in Real Estate Finance or Real Estate.

Candidates with post qualification experience in general finance would also be considered if the desire to move in to Real Estate Finance can be demonstrated.

In terms of general practice skills, candidates should have strong academic backgrounds, be well organised and commercial in their approach.

Excellent drafting skills are also important.

Client Focus
In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who, not only have the very highest level of technical skills, but are also Client Focused.

Equal Opportunities

It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.

The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.

The Firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action. 

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