Banking Associate

Finance, Projects & Restructuring

Job Reference

220000L1

Function

Finance, Projects & Restructuring

Category

Lawyers

Location

Brussels, Belgium

Schedule

Full-time

The role

THE OPPORTUNITY

DLA Piper thrives on complex challenges and delivers exceptional results to clients. We're a team of trusted advisors, innovators and game-changers, going above and beyond to challenge the status-quo. 

Our global Finance, Projects & Restructuring practice is market leading and offers you the widest platform to progress your career and develop expertise across all of our core services. 

We have the international reach and innovative mind-set to represent a broad range of clients and advise them on high profile and pathfinding transactions.

Our team service a mix of Belgian and international clients, including lenders, sponsors and authorities, across the entire transactional finance space, including project finance (mainly in the infrastructure sector), acquisition and leveraged finance, real estate finance, trade finance (including ECA-backed lending and borrowing based lending transactions) and venture finance transactions.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As part of our market-leading global team, candidates will enjoy a uniquely dynamic range of work that will cover our core services including:

  • Conducting major research, depending on client needs
  • Managing deal teams and processes from initial discussions through closing and post-closing matters
  • Acting as a primary point of contact for clients
  • Managing and conducting due diligence

ABOUT YOU

We pride ourselves on having a collegiate environment and we are looking for down-to-earth, confident lawyers with strong leadership potential. We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have between 1 and 3 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to successfully undertake this role.
 
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong technical skills, with an international awareness and focus to their work
  • Be able to demonstrate an excellent academic record and the ability to manage more junior lawyers
  • Be able to create and deliver sustainable, high quality client service whilst also considering clients' wider business objectives
  • Be keen to get involved in business development and help drive the Irish practice forward
  • Our FS practice group is truly international with an established track record of growth and development. Career prospects for the right candidates are excellent.

This is a truly exciting time to join an innovative team where every voice is heard and your success is recognised. So find out more about being valued for who you are as well as what you do, in a global law firm that commits to you and your career. 

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players, investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.