Capital Markets - Senior Associate - Simmons & Simmons

Professional Title
PQE Guide
3 - Any
Areas of Practice
Capital Markets
London Only

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Job Description

Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm, providing clients with commercially aware legal advice, whenever and wherever they need it. We have over 1,500 staff in 22 locations situated in key business and financial centres across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

We understand that our firm is equal only to the strengths of our people and place great emphasis on recruiting and retaining staff who meet our high standards. Our philosophy for international growth has been to build practices around local teams who understand the culture, business and languages of the countries and regions in which we operate. In doing so, we believe that we have succeeded in developing a closely knit and cohesive network that meets local business needs as part of a global service.

Our business services groups provide integrated support for our global operations. The firm is organised in line with our clients' requirements into key practice areas and sector groups. Our sector focus allows us to better appreciate the environment in which our clients operate and to work with them to achieve their objectives. Our client base includes leading financial institutions and a significant number of the current FTSE 100 and Fortune Global 500 companies.

Our strategy is founded on excellent client service and a focus on our key industry sectors (asset management & investment funds, energy & infrastructure, financial institutions, life sciences and technology, media & telecommunications). The core practice areas, from which we draw our sector teams, are: corporate, dispute resolution, employment, pensions & employee benefits, EU, competition & regulatory, financial markets, information, communications & technology, intellectual property, projects, real
estate and tax.

The Role
The Capital Markets team at Simmons & Simmons is part of our expanding Financial Markets practice. Our Capital Markets team work with many leading financial institutions, advising on matters including structured securities, securitisation, CDO's and repackaging.

The group has a proven track record in acting on innovative and high-profile transactions, ranging from dealing with simple transactions to solving technical difficulties in highly engineered financial products. The group has a strong international focus, working across a range of developed and emerging market jurisdictions.

We are seeking an associate with strong capital markets experience from a top tier City firm. Ideally you will have 3+ years PQE.

Person Specification

Excellent academics
Experience in structured securities, securitisation, CDO's and/or repackaging preferable)
Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business
Commercially driven
Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
Flexibility and a willingness to work additional hours on occasion as required.