Mid Level Banking & Finance Lawyer Clifford Chance LLP - İstanbulİstanbul 23-03-2017 13:48:18

Job Details

Open date: 12th January 2017

Close date: 12th April 2017 

 An exciting opportunity for a mid-level Banking lawyer to work alongside our Office Managing Partner in Istanbul.

 The office

In April 2011, Clifford Chance opened an office in Istanbul and has a consultancy arrangement with Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership.

With our English law capability and through YCAP our Turkish law expertise, we remain the go-to law firm for banking and finance, project finance, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.  Our dual law capability sets us apart in the Turkish market, and our team lead by Jared Grubb has excellent knowledge of local market trends, practice and the regulatory environment.  We use our international reach, technical excellence and client-friendly approach to deliver complex transactions and build longstanding client relationships.

The office comprises of three partners and 15 lawyers.

A broad practice
We have a well-balanced practice, and our clients include financial institutions that are the most active on the Turkish and European markets.

Our team (working in association with Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership in respect of Turkish law matters) have extensive experience in all types of structured and complex financings.

We have a track record of landmark transactions in Turkey and we are regularly involved with introducing new financial products into the Turkish market for the first time.

Key Responsibilities

Our Lawyers have the opportunity to gain top quality experience across the following diverse range of work, which covers the full spectrum of transactions:
• General corporate lending
• Leveraged and acquisition finance
• Structured finance
• Infrastructure finance
• Project finance 
• Debt restructuring
• Export finance
• Real estate finance
• Financial services
• Sovereign lending and financial services.

Variety of work
We give our lawyers the chance to handle a tremendous variety of work. Much of the work we do is very innovative, and rarely are two deals the same. Therefore, far from being bound by precedent, you will need to bring fresh, creative thinking to your work. The firm acts as the first point of client contact for complex and novel arrangements. As a result, our lawyers need and will acquire a detailed understanding of other banking and capital markets products to manage the delivery of multi product financing arrangements for clients' business and products too.

The successful applicant will work directly for Jared Grubb, the Managing Partner of Istanbul.

Career Development and client contact
There is a huge opportunity for board level client contact, client handling and client development. Being part of a small team, you will be involved in all aspects of a deal, and offered significant responsibility to manage client relationships, attend client meetings and we expect you to be involved in all aspects of the transaction. 

Skills and Qualifications

Knowledge and Experience:
We are looking for mid-level qualified banking lawyers, who thrive on developing relationships, delivering to clients and handling a varied workload.

You should have a sound knowledge of Banking transactional work.  That experience will probably have been gained at a practice with a reputation for work in this field.

The international flavour of our work is well matched by our multi-jurisdictional environment.

In all cases you should have first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach, excellent drafting and communication skills and enjoy being part of a friendly outgoing team.

You must have excellent document drafting skills. You should demonstrate strong communication, organisational and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness.

You will be a motivated self-starter, with strong prioritisation skills.

Qualifications:A strong academic history is essential.We welcome applications from lawyers from leading firms in commonwealth jurisdictions, and we would welcome applications from lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions, especially if they have experience of working on cross border multi-jurisdictional deals. 

Client Focus: In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this "Client Focus" and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also client Focused.

We are looking for lawyers who: 
- can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients' business;
- can work in teams, sharing knowledge and motivating and coaching their juniors and  contributing to overall success;
- are empathetic, responsive and reliable;
- are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients;
- are good at fostering relationships with clients and team members.

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