London - Associate, Structured Finance

PQE: 2 years +
Term: Permanent
Reports to: Partner
Practice group: Banking
Location: London
The department

Our Global structured finance team is a market leader in many jurisdictions, and in London we are ranked in Band 2 by Legal 500.  Our team is led by industry leaders, with magic circle backgrounds, whose portfolio of clients includes financial institutions, private equity firms, trustees and global opportunities funds.  We regularly advise on all securitisation asset classes, portfolio sales, warehouse financing and their securitisation refinancing and other forms of structured finance.

You will also be encouraged to do other types of transactional work including debt capital markets, Islamic finance/Sukuk and derivatives.

Located in offices across the globe, we maximise our global presence and local expertise to offer clients seamless and integrated solutions.

Purpose of role

We now have an opportunity for an ambitious Associate to join our rapidly growing Structured Finance team.  The successful candidate will advise on premium structured finance, securitisation and CLO work within a supportive and friendly team environment.  Maximising our global presence and local expertise, you will connect with colleagues throughout the firm globally and manage international transactions to meet our clients' needs.

This role presents fantastic long term career prospects for the right candidates.  You will build client relationships, contribute to business development and thought leadership, mentor more junior colleagues, raising your own profile and supporting the continued growth of our ambitious practice and the Firm.

Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

  • Strong academic record, including a degree or equivalent
  • 2- 10 PQE level
  • Extensive, in-depth knowledge of securitisation and structured finance transactions
  • Experience of acting as transaction counsel on securitisation and structured finance transactions is advantageous
  • You will ideally have experience of working with international clients in the finance sector
  • Ability to work with a degree of independence
  • Exceptional drafting skills and legal research ability

Personal Attributes

  • Dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Excellent business development ability
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills, coupled with good business awareness
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and drive and take control of own career development
  • You will be a team player and sociable
The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture which respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Equal Opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email


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