UK QUALIFIED BANKING ASSOCIATE

Ref: GM1732

PQE: ,Newly Qualified ,1-3 years PQE Area of Expertise: Private Practice Location: Milan

This top tier international law firm is looking to recruit a junior/mid-level associate (1-3 years PQE) to its English law banking team in Milan, Italy. The team works on a variety of bank lending transactions governed by English law, including corporate loans, leveraged acquisition finance and some restructuring work. As well as being part of an integrated Anglo-Italian team that includes Italian banking lawyers, the team works closely with the London banking group and the transactions are mostly pan-European in nature, although some are centered on the top end of the Italian market. The firm’s clients are the leading international investment banks, Italian banks and private equity houses as well as blue-chip Italian companies.

The right candidate will have gained at least one year experience of cross-border financing transactions at a leading international law firm, and will be qualified as an English solicitor or other common law equivalent (including Australian and New Zealand lawyers). Speaking Italian would be an advantage but is not a requirement. An EU passport would be an advantage but support will be given with Italian immigration practicalities to other nationals.

The Milan office of the firm covers all the core commercial areas of the global practice, and it’s based in the heart of the city. Salary will be competitive. There is an annual bonus scheme.  A generous relocation allowance, and practical support with finding housing, is available.