Legal Division, Private Credit Lawyer, Vice President, London
Location: London, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 13199903
THE LEGAL DIVISION We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.
OUR DIVISION CULTURE As a division we are focused on our people and their development and are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We offer numerous training and career development opportunities including a weekly legal training programme, department mentoring schemes and a people development committee tasked with providing tangible tools to help manage and develop careers. The department also has a number of active and varied committees including the Diversity, Pro Bono, Charity and Social Committees and encourages participation in the Women's, Black and LGBT Firmwide affinity networks. BUSINESS UNIT AND ROLE OVERVIEW The Alternatives business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management is the primary center for our long term principal investing activity. The group invests in real estate, equity and credit strategies. Founded in 1986, and formerly known as Merchant Banking, the team has invested across a number of geographies, industries and transaction types. With 24 offices in 15 countries around the world, the group is one of the largest managers of private capital globally, offering deep expertise and long-standing relationships with companies, investors, entrepreneurs, operating partners and financial intermediaries around the globe. RESPONSIBILITIES
Dedicated lawyer based in London for the credit investing business within the Alternatives business in EMEA with strong emphasis on transaction support and execution for debt deals.
Role will involve working on a wide range of credit transactions from mid-market direct lending activity to large-sized leveraged deals, structured credit investments and opportunistic credit, though coverage may also include restructurings and lending deals across the wider Alternatives business.
Extensive interaction with investment professionals and colleagues across compliance, tax, financial controllers and operations.
Advising on transaction structuring, negotiation of deal documentation, diligence, and regulatory and reputational issues.
Ongoing portfolio management, including amendments, waivers and upsizes.
Instructing and managing external counsel
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Good team player, dynamic and capable of working proactively on a wide range of issues in a fast-paced environment.
UK, US or EU qualified.
3-5 years post qualification experience; previous in-house experience (including on secondment) an advantage.
Extensive European cross-border transaction experience.
Acquisition/leveraged finance or restructuring lawyer with general banking and experience of financing structures across the capital structure.
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