Clifford Chance is one of the world’s leading law firms. Amongst our clients are some of the world’s largest financial institutions and corporations and we advise on deals that are at the forefront of legal developments. The key areas of our expertise include: Corporate, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Investment Funds, Tax, Litigation and Employment.
Our Amsterdam office is a dynamic, international and ambitious environment to work in, and our clients represent the top of the national and international business community. Quality of service and professionalism are as highly valued as a pro-active attitude and teamwork. We highly value work ethics, respect and good communication to get the best results for our clients and to ensure we create a welcoming and inclusive work environment for all our colleagues. With around 130 lawyers and 23 Partners, the office has a very friendly atmosphere, and from the moment you arrive you’ll have the chance to make a real difference through the work you do.
We are looking for an associate (1-3 years’ experience) with a strong interest and experience in leveraged finance transactions, to join our Financial Markets Group in the Amsterdam office.
The leveraged finance team is part of the wider Financial Markets Group and is made up of experienced specialists whose market knowledge, pragmatism and commercial approach has earned it a strong reputation as a leader in the market. We provide borrowers and lenders with a team that understands the commercial dynamics of the market and the business drivers, enabling us to anticipate issues and quickly find solutions. We represent and have strong links with the major players in the market, including private equity funds, private debt funds, banks and institutional investors.
The depth and scope of our experience and the continuous dialogue with Clifford Chance offices around the globe mean that we are ideally placed to advise on all types of leveraged financings. We advise on bilateral, club and syndicated financings relating to primary LBOs, secondary buy-outs, public bids, private acquisitions and dividend recaps. We are experienced in all relevant financing products, including senior, mezzanine, second lien and subordinated debt and have a strong position in the private debt market and extensive knowledge of stretched senior, unitranche and first loss/second loss structures. The leveraged finance team also works closely with our pre-eminent corporate, private equity and M&A practice.
What are we looking for?
A lawyer with strong technical, drafting and commercial skills, with a great client service ethic and drive, who takes initiative and works well in a team. A strong academic background is essential, as well as experience with structuring financing transactions and drafting facilities agreements and intercreditor agreements. In addition, we look for high work standards, the ability to develop close relationships with clients and other lawyers alike and great communication skills.
What we are looking for?
– 1 – 3 years of experience in one or more of the areas of expertise mentioned above.
– Strong communication and analytical skills.
– Good (contract) drafting skills.
– Strong client focus.
– Team player, sharing knowledge, motivating and coaching juniors and contributing to overall success.
– Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative, and willing to actively engage in business development activities.
– Fluent in English (written and spoken word).
The chance to join a firm with more tier one rankings than any other law firm and one of the most established finance practices in the Netherlands. The opportunity to develop your skills by following tailored international training. Attractive working conditions and a great team of energetic professionals. The opportunity to develop your leveraged finance skills together with the best specialists.