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.