Skadden - Banking / Leverage Finance
Skadden's London banking group is a multidisciplinary and flexible team servicing a wide range of clients in some of the largest and most complex and innovative financing transactions worldwide.
We are consistently recognised as having one of the leading leveraged and acquisition finance practices, and regularly advise financial sponsors, corporate borrowers and lenders in both public and private leveraged and acquisition financings. In addition to leveraged finance, a substantial part of the group's practice comprises real estate finance, investment grade finance, restructuring, receivables financing, capital call / fund financing and advising on "alternative" funding techniques, including total return swaps, credit default swaps and repurchase agreements. An enthusiasm to broaden established skills along with flexibility and an ability to think outside the box in structuring deals, identifying and solving challenges in a transaction are important qualities that we look for in our lawyers. The practice's sweet spot is in the more intellectually stimulating and challenging forms of finance rather than "cookie-cutter" type work.
The team in London works closely with the finance practices in our other offices around the world, primarily the US, Germany and HK. This leads to a necessary, sound understanding of techniques and challenges thrown up by those jurisdictions and, most importantly how terms and structures developed in the US might be safely adapted to European financings. Integration of teams across all offices is key to providing the high level of service our clients demand. Few transactions are purely domestic and solid transaction management skills are key to the role.
The banking teams across the firm regularly works alongside the high yield practice (eg. on a bank bridge to a HY exit or the provision of a SSRCF sitting alongside a HYB). Consequently, members of the London banking team become quickly very knowledgeable about High Yield financing structures and techniques (which increasingly inform the terms of European financings).
Skadden is one of the very few firms in the London market genuinely able to advise clients across all tiers of the capital structure
The new hire will join the banking group in London where you will undertake a wide variety of work reflecting the spectrum of the group's practice. Working within a small and close-knit team, you will have the chance to work on market leading, high profile, cross-border transactions, advising both financial institutions and borrower clients from around the world. You will be regularly exposed to clients from the start and will be encouraged to market to those clients to build the firm's relationship. You will also be expected to prepare and deliver seminars to members of the group, other practice groups and clients. There is no rigid development path: as your seniors feel you are ready, you will be asked to tackle the next challenge. Your development is as key to the group as it is to you.
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