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Banking Lawyer

Reference: 20219


Belfast, County Antrim



Job Type


Date Posted

29 March, 2023

Our team in Belfast, through innovative services and methods, assists our practising offices in achieving efficiencies and economies of scale within matters and transactions.

In this role, you will be part of and lead a team of lawyers supported by local project management personnel and legal sector specialists from many jurisdictions across the globe.


  • Manage and deliver important elements of major transactions and handling various types of work for global relationship clients on a broad range of finance work. Client projects may include multi-jurisdiction restructuring/refinancing; general corporate lending, as well as real estate finance, acquisition, and leveraged finance
  • Assist with the process, co-ordination and project management of matters
  • Interact continuously to understand deals and projects, define and scope work, advise on resourcing options and pricing and manage expectations
  • Develop strong working relationships with partners and lawyers in all sectors/departments and in many jurisdictions throughout the world
  • Contribute to the identification of innovative services and methods to assist in achieving efficiencies and continual process improvement
  • Innovative use of IT platforms including machine-learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions and know-how databases
  • Develop legal knowledge and expertise in order to provide the highest levels of support to Firm lawyers and clients
  • Work with, manage and train other teams (including legal professionals) within the Belfast office

Skills and Experience:

  • A qualified lawyer with excellent academics credentials (minimum 2:1)
  • Strong experience in a corporate or commercial firm
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Initiative and proactivity
  • Maturity and gravitas
  • Strong service orientation – a “client first” culture
  • Ability to develop strong relationships globally
  • High work standards and a keenness to learn
  • Flexible work practices
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to adapt style as required
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually
  • The skillset developed by the successful candidate would be wide-ranging and versatile with the aim of being able to respond to a breadth of requests driven by the business needs of the wider global firm

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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