Our award-winning US Law Firm client is looking for a Legal Assistant with solid experience and understanding of working in a Corporate Banking department. This will be a permanent role based in the firms London office. The role will require the successful candidate to assist Partners and Associates of the Firm in a range of transactional and regulatory practice support, document preparation, coordination, production, distribution and legal research, with limited supervision, throughout all phases of the private equity cycle. Will have direct client contact and ownership of specified companies, making this a varied and much valued role.
The Legal Assistants duties will vary and will include but are not limited to preparing and revising drafts of legal documents to be reviewed by Lawyers, and ensuring all documents are filed correctly. The candidate will also be required to carry out and collate information and KYC documentation for review and use, have an understanding of online resources such as Westlaw, LexisNexis as well as other outlets to perform research and present findings articulately and professionally, and at all times must coordinate transactional tasks with clients, advisors and attorneys. Other duties will be to coordinate with government authorities and other free zones to gather information, all whilst developing and maintaining business relationships. Candidates must be able to stay up to date with relevant legal news topics that could be of interest to the firm and ensure they are aware of all up to date laws and regulations and communicate these to attorneys and wider teams. As well as the above candidates will be required to perform other duties delegated by the Director of Administration and other Firm Management when needed.
The client is looking for a candidate who has at least 2+ years’ experience in a Corporate Banking Legal Department with proven working experience in preparation of legal documents, strong research skills, drafting corporate resolutions and certificates. Candidates must have previously worked in a Corporate Banking department and have a solid understanding and knowledge of what it takes to be part of a busy Corporate Banking team. Strong communication both written and verbal are essential. Candidates who have a law degree or similar would be desirable. Hours for this role are standard 9am- 5pm, with a flexible attitude should the need be required. The role is paying up to £42,000.