Leveraged Finance Opportunity 3-5 PQE

Leveraged Finance Opportunity 3-5 PQE

Job Title: Leveraged Finance Opportunity 3-5 PQE
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £95 - £120000 per annum + bonus
Reference: BBBH18605_1553700806
Contact Name: Alistair Topping
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 27, 2019 15:33

Job Description

Department Overview

Our Acquisition and Leveraged Finance practice sits within the Banking group in London. The practice advises both lenders and borrowers (including financial sponsors) on the financing of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, particularly leveraged acquisitions. Typical transactions would take the form of private equity sponsored management buy-outs, corporate acquisitions and public bids as well as refinancings and recapitalisations. The team regularly acts for direct lending funds as well as banks and has been at the forefront of the market in advising on structures such as unitranche and first out/last out.
Representative Experience
Ares Management and HSBC in connection with the refinancing and extension of acquisition facilities provided to Global Risk Partners Limited
EQT Credit and Lloyds Bank plc on the unitranche and super senior facilities made available for the acquisition of Hydro International by Agilitas

A consortium of banks comprising RBS, HSBC and ABN in relation to acquisition facility agreements for the Phoenix Group Holding's acquisition of Standard Life

Assurance Limited, the insurance arm of Standard Life Aberdeen PLC

Advised Lloyds, Hayfin and Bank of Ireland on the provision of senior term and revolving facilities in connection with the acquisition by Exponent of the online and publishing business of the Racing Post

Advised Ares Management, AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank in connection with EUR300m unitranche and super senior financing of Eurazeo's acquisition of Fintrax Group from Exponent


Technical Ability
Understanding of legal principles of own practice area, along with a working knowledge of other practice areas
Has project management responsibility, ensuring timely delivery to high quality standards

Stays aware of legal developments affecting any specialist areas and regularly attends appropriate training sessions
Client Focus
Has good working relationships with clients
Has a good understanding of client, the sector and the associated risks and opportunities.

Actively works to develop and strengthen new client relationships
Team Work and Interpersonal Skills
Acts as a source of advice to others, sharing knowledge and expertise
Has strong relationships and profile amongst senior colleagues

Ability to work effectively with others
Firm Mindedness
Understands the industry and market in which the practice stream and clients operate
Contributes to the management of the group/practice area by understanding the areas of specialism, the firm's capabilities and business plan

Takes an active role in managing the firm's reputation both in and out of work

Understands the responsibility to give back to our communities.

Understands the value of a diverse workforce

Candidate Profile

We have an opening for a first rate leveraged/acquisition finance lawyer. Experience gained within a top tier firm or a bank is preferred. It is essential that the candidate has a strong academic background (minimum 2.1 degree) with excellent written communication and drafting skills. The successful candidate will also have outstanding technical skills, together with the ability to build relationships with clients and colleagues and work well in a team. The ideal candidate will have between three to six years post qualification experience (or equivalent experience).
In return, Hogan Lovells offers excellent training and development, a superb working environment together with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Agile Working Statement

Our goal is to embed flexibility across our business by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis, and we will be happy to discuss this further