Associate (Finance and Capital Markets)

Date: 8 Jul 2024

Location: Dublin, IE, D01 W213

Company: Walkers Global

Walkers is a leading international law and professional services firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital market participants and investment fund managers. With a global presence spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we advise on the jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.

Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are. We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently, and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it’s the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.

The Role

Walkers is currently seeking an ambitious and enthusiastic Senior Associate to join its highly regarded and market leading Finance & Capital Markets group in Dublin. Our award winning Tier 1 practice is a recognised leader in its field and you will join a dynamic, experienced and growing team of high performance lawyers. In this role, you will be given the opportunity to work on a broad range of big-ticket, cross-border transactions representing blue chip clients located in Ireland as well as globally. You will work closely with our partners and fee earners in Ireland and overseas offices in advising clients on the full range of debt capital markets, finance, private credit, fund finance, securitisation and structured
finance transactions. Your work will be interesting, rewarding, challenging and impactful. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an internationally focused, professional organisation which places huge emphasis on continuous personal
professional development, mentoring and career development within a collegiate team-based environment.

Key Focus Areas

  • Debt issuance programmes and private placements
  • Derivatives and risk transfer arrangements
  • Finance
  • Fund finance
  • Green finance and ESG products
  • Loan portfolio sales
  • Private credit
  • Real estate finance
  • Secured and unsecured corporate debt issuance transactions
  • Securitisations including ABS, CMBS, CLOs, RMBS,synthetic securitisations
  • Securities law and regulatory considerations
  • Structured finance transactions

The Person

We are seeking qualified lawyers who are 5+ years post qualification and ideally have prior experience in finance, structured finance or debt capital markets in a recognised practice or in-house. We are open to hearing from those current practicing in Ireland or those interested in returning to Ireland. Additionally we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:
• Strong academic credentials
• Excellent analytical, technical and drafting skills
• A high level of commercial and business awareness
• A calm and measured approach to problem solving
• Ability to work independently and as part of
a high performance team
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• A proven track record in managing competing priorities
and deadlines

Our Benefits

We offer excellent progression opportunities along with a competitive remuneration package and benefits including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Supportive environment and open culture
  • Prominent international clients and challenging work
  • Working directly with partners
  • 'Dress for your day' dress code
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme;
  • Generous annual leave
  • Agile Working Policy
  • Health insurance cover
  • Pension scheme and firm contribution after 6 months
  • Life Assurance
  • Paid Maternity & Paternity leave
  • Income Protection
  • Taxsaver and Bike to Work schemes
  • Professional Membership Fees paid
  • Learning & Development and Mentorship programmes
  • Educational bursaries and assistance
  • Client secondment opportunities
  • Social Committee, DEI Committee, CSR Committee and various sports, social and charity initiatives
  • Subsidised gym access / fitness classes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • VDU eye testing and medical screening
  • Wellness programme

Walkers global is an equal opportunity employer. Equality and diversity are key to our global identity and an integral part of our goal to continue being an employer of choice. We are committed to a work environment that supports all individuals irrespective of gender, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. We make every effort to ensure that employment opportunities are open and accessible to all purely on the basis of personal ability.