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Legal Counsel (Banking, Lending & Products)

Help us shape the future.  Elevate is changing the way legal support services are delivered and we are looking for creative, innovative people who can help.  If you are a Qualified Solicitor in England and Wales with a solid Financial Services Background who would like your creative and innovative ideas to make a difference, Elevate's team of legal service experts could be the right fit for you.

Our Elevated Lawyers™ service offers talented lawyers an opportunity to work in-house as part of our client’s legal team without compromising their career development, work satisfaction or remuneration.

On behalf of a top tier Global Bank, we are building a dedicated in-house legal team to deliver first class legal support to wide range of internal clients. As an Elevated Lawyer™ you will become an in-house Legal Counsel supporting the Commercial Banking business as they transition to the to a new entity.

The role will be focussed on SME, MME and Large Corporate customers of this major financial institution and across the spectrum of bank lending products offered to the customer base.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Have legal experience working for a law firm or bank.
  • Have the ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast paced dynamic environment.
  • Have first class organisational skills and can manage your time effectively.
  • Want to work in-house as part of a bank’s legal team.
  • Have at least three (3) years (PQE) post qualification experience.
  • Have a good knowledge of loan syndication and transaction management.

Experience:

  • A lawyer with a non-contentious skill set, with a strong banking background who is familiar with  bank lending products typically offered to SME, MME and Large Corporate customers of major financial institutions.
  • Relevant financial services experience (secondment) in a major bank or other financial institution preferred.
  • Experience of complex  transformation/structuring projects in a financial services environment potentially involving key operational and execution risks where the ability to work to tight deadlines is important.
  • Ability to work well in a team and raise awareness and escalate risks and issues within the Legal Function, across functions and across business lines where necessary while retaining the confidence of all stakeholders.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience post qualification. (3+ years PQE).
  • First class legal experience obtained working for an investment bank or law firm.

Skills for Success:

  • Ability to engage clients in a way that instils confidence and fosters strong client relationships.
  • A savvy operator with good commercial and business acumen.
  • A motivated self-starter with the ability to work autonomously with little direction.
  • Confident working within complex multi-functional, multi-jurisdictions environments.
  • Highly organised with flexible, resilient and credible personality.
  • Drive, enthusiasm and desire to succeed.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an analytical mind.

Qualifications:

  • Law degree required.
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