Location: Belfast

Workplace: Hybrid

Role and Responsibilities:

We are seeking qualified solicitors to join our highly-regarded and growing team at Baker McKenzie.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the firm's Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practice groups.
  • Manage and deliver important elements of major finance transactions and handle various types of work for global relationship clients on a broad range of finance work. Client projects include: multi-jurisdiction restructuring/refinancing; general corporate lending; and real estate, acquisition, and leveraged finance.
  • Work as part of project teams with other Baker McKenzie lawyers, legal project managers, and members of the legal tech team from across the firm's global network of offices.
  • Develop strong working relationships with partners and lawyers in the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practice groups across the globe.
  • Ability to interact with clients to understand deals and projects, define and scope work, advise on resourcing options and pricing, and manage client expectations.
  • Assist with the process, co-ordination and project management of matters.
  • Assist with bespoke projects other than billable matters, such as contributing to the identification of innovative services, methods, know-how and platforms to assist in achieving efficiencies and continual process improvement.

Experience Required

Skills and Experience

  • Qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland and/or England and Wales, with demonstrable banking & finance experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team with others of various experience levels as well as individually.
  • Sound commercial awareness and a "client first" service orientation.
  • Ability to set high standards of performance and deliver desired results.
  • A "self-starter" who is collaborative, pragmatic, commercial, and adaptable in their approach.
  • Excellent writing and organisation skills.
  • Ability to balance work priorities and manage deadlines effectively.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and online research tools.