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- London, UK
- Full-time employment
- Posted on 28 Oct, 2018
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Firm introduction: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 24 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.
For additional information on the firm, please visit our website at www.simmons-simmons.com.
The role:The Corporate Recovery, Restructuring and Debt Trading practice at Simmons & Simmons sits in our Banking group and is part of our expanding Financial Markets practice. Our team advises on all aspects of rescues, reconstructions, out-of-court restructurings, receiverships, administration, liquidations and international insolvencies. They also advise directors on issues such as wrongful trading and creditors on matters such as the enforcement of security and strategies for debt recovery.
Person/Role specification:We are seeking an associate with at least 2 years’ experience in Corporate Recovery & Restructuring, within an international City practice. You will have experience of working on non contentious restructuring matters along with general banking experience. Specific experience of rescues and reconstructions, receiverships, wrongful trading and International insolvencies would be advantageous.
- Excellent academics.
- Experience in non contentious restructuring and general banking.
- Strong client focus with an ability and willingness to get actively involved in marketing and business development.
- Commercially driven.
- Able to work effectively as part of a diverse and inclusive team.
Equal opportunities:Simmons & Simmons is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.
At Simmons & Simmons we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our aim is to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals. The firm is supportive of flexible working arrangements wherever possible.
Please note our job descriptions refer to PQE levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.
Pre-employment screening process:All recruits of Simmons & Simmons will be required to go through the firm’s pre-employment screening process. Depending on the position applied for this may include a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate. The firm undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS certificate on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.
The firm’s policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders is available on request.
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About Simmons & Simmons
Simmons & Simmons is a leading international law firm with offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
We have built our practice around local lawyers who understand their country's culture, business and language. Our integrated international teams provide the right balance of local knowledge and seamless global service.<
- in London, UK
- 1,001-10,000 employees
- Founded in 1896
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