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Associate - ICM (Global Firm) (Progression)

Job Description

VANRATH are assisting with the recruitment of a Associate - ICM for a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries.

This proves to be a fantastic opportunity for a professional who wants to progress their career in the Legal industry and widen their knowledge in a Global organisation that places immense value on their staff. This organisation builds rewarding careers for their staff, with many opportunities for progression.

This is a Monday - Friday (Permanent) position. Hybrid working - 2 days at Home, 3 days in Belfast City Centre office.


Highly Competitive Salary and Fully Negotiable + Fantastic benefits from Global Firm & Progression Opportunities


This role is for an associate position in our International Capital Markets team based in Belfast. Ideally, applicants should have a background in International Capital Markets - e.g. in Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives or Securitisation. However, the team will also consider applications from candidates with a strong Banking & Finance background who are willing to learn.

  • Lead growing teams of junior team members (Legal Professionals) to work with instructing offices on client matters in the area of International Capital Markets
  • Work closely with Partners and instructing teams in our global network to define and deliver legal services projects and services in the area of International Capital Markets
  • Establish and maintain the highest standards for quality, efficiency, and service including quality controlling the work of more junior members of the team.
  • Manage and report on progress and liaise with internal and external clients to address points of relevance or concern and resolving queries and issues.
  • Provide legal expertise, including drafting, reviewing and amending documentation, document management, legal research, maintaining and improving templates and precedents.
  • Identify and develop innovative service lines supporting strategic firm practice groups and clients.
  • As required, participate in business development and client pitches, pricing decisions, and client service discussions, including direct interaction with key client and instructing team stakeholders.
  • Represent and promote the Belfast office across the global network in meetings, instructing team discussions, and with clients.

The Ideal Person

  • Experience in an area related to international capital markets (e.g. debt capital markets, derivatives or securitisation) - although applicants with a strong Banking & Finance background will also be considered.
  • Experience leading and co-ordinating complex multi-faceted matters, including multi-jurisdictional matters large teams on large matters on international projects.
  • Experience of managing teams and supervising junior lawyers and/or trainees.
  • Consistently demonstrate a professional manner with evidence of exceptional levels of judgement, commercial awareness and critical thinking.
  • Flexible, resourceful and prepared to take a hands-on-approach, comfortable operating in what is essentially a rapidly evolving new business and interested in identifying and shaping that evolution.
  • Strong focus on detail and high levels of self-motivation.
  • Proven ability to take ownership of own work.

If you would like more information on this or any other role please contact in the strictest confidence on 02890330250. Thanks.

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