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Senior or Mid-Level Associate - Banking and Finance Disputes

We're Norton Rose Fulbright - a global law firm with over 50 offices and 7,000 employees worldwide.

Our London office is currently recruiting for Mid-Level or Senior Associate. As well as the relevant skills and experience, we're looking for people who are innovative, commercial and value the work that they do. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view and believe diversity drives innovation, so we're building a culture where difference is valued.

The Role

We are currently recruiting a mid-level or Senior Associate based in London with the capability to run a range of contentious matters for banking and finance clients. Examples of the type of work that the team handles include: derivatives close-out disputes; problems of interpretation of complex banking documentation; corporate trustee, corporate service provider and agency disputes; civil fraud disputes including deceit, bribery and conspiracy claims, asset tracing and asset recovery; allegations of professional negligence arising out of capital markets transactions; Islamic finance/structured finance defaults; commodity and trade finance disputes; contentious insolvency matters.

We are seeking the highest calibre candidates who wish to further their careers in a progressive, innovative and highly commercial practice.

The Team

"For heavyweight commercial litigation and arbitration, I would highly recommend Norton Rose Fulbright London" (Chambers UK).

Described as one of the "Litigation Elite" (Chambers UK), and "among the top global dispute resolution practices" (Chambers Global) we have over 1,200 dispute resolution specialists across the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

The Norton Rose Fulbright Global Dispute Resolution Group is one of the first choice practices for the complex, high-value international work of global corporations and financial institutions. With experience in managing multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration matters across all industry sectors, our lawyers prevent and resolve disputes by giving practical, creative advice that focuses on our clients' strategic objectives. We have particular strength in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Strong academic background
  • Ambitious banking and finance litigator with at least 5 years PQE acting for financial institutions in complex, cross border disputes. The ideal candidate would be familiar with at least some of the areas of work listed above and willing to develop their technical knowledge of the other areas.
  • The ability to run cases with the appropriate level of supervision for a Senior Associate
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good project management and delegation skills
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to build excellent relationships with clients
  • Very strong analytical and drafting skills
  • Excellent team player

Our clients come first and whilst we have a high performance culture and work hard as a team, in return we offer range of competitive benefits including:

  • 25 days hols + Bank hols - Buy up to 5 days
  • GP Service
  • Bupa Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Flexible working

In addition, we are proud of our established health and wellbeing programme which supports our employees through mental, physical and lifestyle challenges.

Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace where everyone can realise their full potential and career ambitions on the basis of merit and skill. We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and employee networks. Find more about Diversity and Inclusion here.

Norton Rose Fulbright is an equal opportunities employer. We will make reasonable adjustments to our application process to ensure that you have the best chance of success. We understand that there's not a "one size fits all" approach to adjustments so our team will work with you individually to understand more about your requirements. Please contact our Recruitment team on [email protected]

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