Excellent bonus
Hybrid working
Flexible benefits

Real Estate Finance Associate (no agencies)

Salary Competitive
Location London
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

The Team

The Fieldfisher Real Estate Finance team is a cross-disciplinary team comprising lawyers with experience in finance, real estate and tax providing a seamless service to our clients across a broad spectrum and variety of real estate finance types.

We have experience in the finance of all types of real estate assets ranging from major office, retail and residential developments through institutionally owned properties to trophy residential properties.  Our clients include some of the world's largest insurance and life funds, UK and overseas banks, private equity debt funds and alternative lenders.

We are keen to appoint a Real Estate Associate to join our expanding Real Estate Finance team based in London who will work closely with our existing team, which is led by Iain Thomas.

Iain is a recognised and experienced Real Estate lawyer with a particular expertise in real estate financing acting for a range of lenders, from the clearing banks through to non-bank lenders, debts funds, life funds and non-UK institutions in connection with the provision and restructuring of debt finance (both investment and development) secured on a range of asset classes.

The 2018 Legal 500 describes him as an "extremely personable individual and very experienced lawyer, with business acumen and a commercial approach".


The successful candidate would be expected to have requisite skill sets to cover the following work:

  • Conducting the property due diligence required in taking property.
  • Providing Real Estate related input into the relevant loan and security documents.
  • Reviewing on simpler transactions the form of facility letter or loan agreement and in connection with more complex and sophisticated facility agreements, commenting on any property led points.
  • Running and managing the transaction process from a Real Estate perspective
  • Reviewing security packages already in place in the context of purchases of the underlying loans
  • Acting for receivers and administrators on the sale of property assets following enforcement by a mortgagee.
  • Sales and purchases of investment and high value residential property

Key Skills & Experience

  • 3-5 years post qualification experience from a well-respected Real Estate practice
  • Demonstrating behaviours of working with integrity and respect
  • Relevant work experience of real estate is essential
  • Good team management skills
  • Excellent client management skills
  • An interest in and aptitude for peer group business development
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sound time/case management skills
  • Strong academic record

Please note Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.

Our clients range from household social media, technology and media companies, as well as global financial institutions, pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, major FMCG brands and public bodies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and knowledge, on time and on budget.

Our network has more than 1,550 people working across the world providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We have 25 offices in 11 countries and our team is based in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

Most recently, the firm has been recognised for its work across a number of practice areas.  We have been shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2021; Litigation Team of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2021 and for Innovation in rescue, restructuring and recovery award at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2021.

Generous annual leave

Health insurance

Pension contributions

Life assurance

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"It is great being in a firm which "gets" cross-office working – to feel properly part of a national team and to work with colleagues in other specialisms who are unconstrained by geography."

"I consider Fieldfisher to be a progressive firm with an understanding of social values. I'm pleased that staff is able to have input in the firm's direction and purpose as well as help to shape wider society. I'm encouraged to perform by being able to develop in a natural way, whilst being supported at every step.

Fieldfisher has managed to nurture a really positive and friendly culture. If they have drive and ambition, I would encourage anybody looking for a role here to grab the opportunity."

"Since joining Fieldfisher in 2016, I have progressed from an entry-level secretarial role to an experienced executive assistant. This was made possible by a supportive and inclusive working environment that allows staff to progress at a pace that is best suited to them which in turn makes for well-rounded, home-grown talent.

The firm strikes a great balance between providing the foundations for success and autonomy of your own growth and development. An insight I would give to potential applicants is that Fieldfisher offers the opportunity for a career and a sense of belonging to a community and not just a job."

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