Associate - Banking & Finance

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  • Location/s
  • Oman
  • Experience Level
  • Intermediate
  • Term
  • Permanent
  • Working Hours
  • Full Time
  • Practice Area / Department
  • Banking & Finance
  • Trowers & Hamlins is a City-led, international and national law firm with over 130 partners and 830 staff. With offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East, we provide a full-service integrated offering.

    Our clients operate in diverse industry sectors such as construction, transport and infrastructure, banking and financial services, distribution and logistics, education and health, hotels and leisure, defence, engineering and surveying, charities, retail and energy and natural resources. We also act for many high net worth individuals.

    We are different and we believe it is our people that make us unique. We expect and respect that you and your talents are too. The truth is we don't prescribe who you are or how you ought to be. It's what you can do that interests us most.

    While the work on offer is rewarding and often complex, the qualities we look for are simple. The ability to get on with people from all walks of life, for example. To talk and to listen. To develop the sorts of relationships that mean you win the friendship and loyalty of clients and colleagues alike. In short, to connect. These are the characteristics our people all have in common. They are vital, as is the drive and imagination to use your unique talents to the full. We will help you in this. In fact, we will support you in every way we can.

  • Job Summary:

    There is an opportunity to join Trowers & Hamlins' banking and finance practice in Muscat, Oman.

    We are looking for an experienced associate, with at least four years' experience of banking and capital markets, to work on a variety of matters with a primary focus on transactional banking, Islamic finance, regulatory advice and capital markets transactions representing banks, financial institutions, alternative lenders, issuers and corporates.

    Experience of Omani banking and capital markets work is a significant advantage.

    We work with a mix of domestic and international lenders and borrowers,

    We are market leaders in Islamic finance. The firm has been ranked in the top tier by numerous legal directories for almost a decade in the Middle East. The deals will entail significant Islamic finance transactional work.

    The firm has also acted on numerous domestic and international (Reg S) bond and Sukuk issuances including several debut issues in the Middle East.

    This is a busy general banking and capital markets team of three partners with excellent prospects for career development for the right candidate.

    Principal responsibilities:

    The role will cover a broad range of tasks and will involve working closely with partners.  In particular it will include:

    • Dealing with a range of banking and finance and capital markets matters of varying sizes and complexity, spanning corporate finance, real estate finance and Islamic finance, project finance, restructurings to bond and Sukuk issuances
    • Initiating, building and maintaining effective client relationship
    • Pro-active involvement in marketing initiatives
    • A willingness to work across a variety of banking and capital markets specialisms

    Person specification:

    The firm has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at this grade.  In particular for this role we require:

    • Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files
    • Flexibility, positivity and an ability to work effectively in a close-knit office
    • A strong transactional track record. Ideally, you will have experience of leading on transactions independently and the capacity to work with autonomy as well as part of a team.
    • Experience in LMA based syndicated and bilateral lending transactions, secured and unsecured facilities and familiarity with priorities and intercreditor arrangements;
    • Experience in providing legal and regulatory advice particularly to financial institutions; and
    • Demonstrable interest in Islamic finance and the sectors in which we operate in the Middle East.

    Experience and qualifications:

    • Excellent academic record
    • Likely to have at least four years’ post qualification experience gained at a reputable firm, preferably in common law jurisdictions
    • Prior experience of the Omani banking and finance market advantageous
    • Prior finance experience (knowledge of ICMA, bonds and Sukuk would be a significant plus point)
  • Additional Information
  • As part of our firm recruitment policy our candidates are subject to employment screening background checks. These checks include personal details, education and employment history, professional qualifications and credit and criminal checks as appropriate.

    Trowers & Hamlins is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from every sector of the community. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

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