Linklaters - Equity Debt Markets Associate (1-3PQE)

Overview

The Equity and Debt Markets Group is part of the capital markets practice of the firm. EDM has had a leading market position for some time now, and as part of a global practice, we also have a strong presence in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

EDM has an enviable client base comprising of most of the major investment banks whom we advise in their lead manager capacity and big name issuer clients. The fact that we act for both issuers and managers on capital markets transactions is a strength, as associates see both sides of a transaction. We also have a trustee department advising trustees on debt deals, as well as an established liability management practice.

Key Responsibilities and Challenges

Associates work on both equity deals (initial public offerings, global offerings, private placements, block trades) and debt deals (medium term note issues, standalone bonds, regulatory capital and hybrid instruments) and we have a first class reputation in equity-linked deals (convertibles, exchangeables, warrants).

You will work on innovative and pioneering deals which are often cross-border transactions. For example, we frequently act on emerging market transactions such as Russian and Ukrainian deals, and travel is often required. You will need to have excellent transaction management skills and be able to undertake complex analyses of legal issues. You will be expected to take initiative in driving through transactions, although support on a partner, peer and trainee level is always available.

As part of a global and large practice, teamwork is vital and you will often work alongside with colleagues in our overseas offices.


Technical

  • Taking initial instructions internally or externally, delegating where appropriate;
  • Research, due diligence and information management; and
  • Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards.

Client Relationship Management

  • Taking a lead role in advising the client under appropriate supervision;
  • Providing commercial and legal advice to the client; and
  • Demonstrating thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors. Able to present ideas to the client to resolve current market issues and anticipate potential problems.

Management

  • Supervising team and demonstrating control (particularly of documentation) through effective delegation;
  • Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages;
  • Co-ordinating, coaching and monitoring the work of others to facilitate achievement of objectives;
  • Effective organisation of documentation and project plans; and
  • Managing meetings effectively by setting clear objectives and agendas and encouraging other’s participation.


Business Development

  • Networking with client to capitalise on new business opportunities; and
  • Contributing to quality know-how and transaction bibles and their upkeep.


Training

  • Delivering practice specific training to develop junior associates;
  • Coaching less experienced associates and trainees; and
  • Regularly giving and seeking clear performance feedback to/from others.

Please note this role will be open from 01 March 2018 to 31 March 2018. A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

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Job reference

2602BR

Country

United Kingdom

Office

London

Job Type

Practice

Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications Required

Experience

  • We are looking for candidates who have one to three years’ post qualification experience.
  • We are looking for candidates who have experience in equity and debt markets.

Skills

  • Able to maintain a polite and professional demeanour when dealing with clients;
  • Networking skills;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure; and
  • Ability to influence using appropriate techniques.

Characteristics

  • Innovative and practical;
  • Team player;
  • Proactive;
  • Commercially minded; and
  • Motivates others.

How to Apply

Please apply online, attaching your CV [and academic transcript] to the application form. Should you have any questions, please do contact amelia.purnell@linklaters.com

Equal Opportunities

The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of race, colour, age, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.

Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.

Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

Further Information

A band of PQE as advertised on a role does not intend to preclude applications from those candidates that may have more or less PQE. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to how long we would expect a qualified lawyer to have practised so as to have gained the necessary skills for the role as described.

Additional Information

The firm operates as a meritocracy and, therefore, selection for recruitment is on merit, irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. This assumes that the applicants are fit and able to undertake the job.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded in writing at each stage of the selection process.

Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job.

Those involved in recruitment, selection and dealing with the public are provided with training and guidance in administering equal opportunities.

Job Expires

02-Apr-2018

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