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Associate - Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency (2-4 PQE)

Our Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency team is involved in a mix of contentious and non-contentious work, as well as significant advisory and transactional work.  

The team has specialist expertise in all aspects of CRI, with services including:

  • Restructuring of solvent and insolvent companies
  • Pre-formal insolvency advice and planning
  • Advice on directors’ duties and liabilities in relation to distressed or insolvent companies
  • Formal insolvencies, including administrations, liquidations (solvent or insolvent) and bankruptcies
  • Security reviews on existing or proposed loans
  • Strategic acquisitions of insolvent businesses and assets from insolvency practitioners
  • Advice to investors in distressed or insolvent companies
  • Litigation and recovery actions
  • Asset tracing
  • Directors’ disqualification proceedings
  • LPA Receiverships, and
  • Cross-border insolvency and COMI issues 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Assisting with developing and maintaining client relationships and growing the CRI practice.
  • Drafting and managing documents and supervising junior team members.
  • Assisting the team with all stages of contentious insolvency matters including general case management.
  • Providing advice on restructuring and enforcement options to directors, companies, lenders and other stakeholders. 
  • Liaising with stakeholders (e.g., clients, counsel, and other firms).
  • Managing matters with limited supervision as appropriate.
  • Actively engaging in business development and knowledge management.
  • Complying with all relevant legal and regulatory obligations including the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations, and Principles.

Person Specification

  • Have strong commercial acumen and be client focused.
  • Be willing to be part of a dynamic and growing team based in London with good career prospects.
  • Have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Have trained with a large regional commercial practice or City firm.
  • Have experience of both contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters, both corporate and personal (although candidates with experience of one or more of these areas of focus will be considered).
  • Be technically excellent.
  • Be willing to take on early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
  • Be a personable team player and willing to work as part of teams based in different locations.

Competencies required

  • Working together
  • Integrity and respect
  • Inclusive
  • Personal impact and growth
  • Driving high standards
  • Commercial mindset
  • Client - centric
  • Responsible Business

 

For a detailed specification please download the job description in the documents section of this page.

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Agencies

When we require external assistance with our vacancies, we will reach out to our PSL supply chain.  Please be aware we operate a very strict PSL policy with close relationships with our suppliers and cannot respond to agencies outside of the PSL.  We also do not accept speculative CVs as an introduction.  Please do not contact individual hiring managers or the Talent Acquisition team.

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