Associate

Date: 30 Jun 2024

Location: Guernsey, GG, GY1 1AR

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.

Overview of role

Walkers is offering a unique opportunity to an ambitious and technically strong lawyer to join its market leading global Banking and Finance ("B&F") business, and to assist building out its Channel Islands' B&F practice so as to become the leading practice in the region.

 

The successful candidate will be based in the Firm's Guernsey office, and will work alongside leading practitioners in that office in expanding out the Guernsey B&F business in line with the general expansion across all of the Firm's practice groups in the Channel Islands.

 

The available positions in the team are at Associate/Senior Associate level dependent upon experience

Duties, Responsibilities & Person Specification

•  Associate in the Firm's B&F Practice in Guernsey.

•  Proactively assist in developing and expanding client relationships important to the Firm’s success, at the same time becoming a valued resource to clients. This will involve taking ownership of the development of relationships with core clients and participating in associate-led business development initiatives.

•  Participate in the development of the practice’s know-how, share knowledge and actively participate in conferences, seminars, client presentations and internal training.

•  Provide technically sound advice and highly responsive service to clients and support colleagues, senior counsel and partners on all client matters.

•  Maintain a sustained record of revenue generation and profitability, follow recommended billing rates, manage costs appropriately and ensure personal utilization meets expectations.

• Adhere to the Firm's values and professional ethics and proactively seek resolution of conflicts.

Education, Skills & Experience

• Qualified lawyer with up to 5 years finance PQE.

•  Excellent academics.

• Ambitious and commercially driven.

• Solid legal skills with an appropriate understanding of relevant market and client industries and technical knowledge of the relevant law.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•  Ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment, a team player, willing to support others regardless of  personal role or task and to help others in identifying needs and crafting development plans.

•  High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

•  Guernsey jurisdiction experience and/or familiarity with offshore financial service providers preferred but not essential.

•  Ability to use legal precedents and timekeeping and billing systems.

•  Ability to support efforts to attract new clients and develop new initiatives.

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.