Banking Associate / Senior Associate

Osborne Clarke LLP
South East England
07 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
"They're excellent to deal with, collegiate in their approach and proactive." - Chambers & Partners

We are looking for an Associate or Senior Associate to join our highly regarded Banking team in our London office.

The firm

Osborne Clarke is an international law firm which has a market leading reputation in a wide range of areas due to its and integral sector focused approach. For example, we have dedicated experts in all of our key sectors of Tech, Media & Communications; Energy and Utilities; Financial Services and Real Estate and Infrastructure.

With over 850+ talented lawyers across 24 different offices, OC continues to build out its fast growing international footprint. The firm is accredited with growing out its talent and is widely recognised as having a "can do" attitude with a great culture. This is demonstrated by OC's award of 'Firm of the Year' in the 2018 Roll on Friday survey. We also ranked top for culture in the 2019 survey.

The team

"Co-ordinated and efficient team of highly competent and knowledgeable individuals." - Chambers & Partners

The UK banking team has a wealth of experience and relationships across the Financial Services sector. The team regularly advises a wide range of lenders as well as large corporate borrowers across all areas including corporate, structured, fund, leveraged, project and real estate finance.

Located across our London, Bristol and Thames Valley offices, the UK banking team currently consists of 11 Partners, 1 Legal Director, 2 Associate Directors, 7 Senior Associates, 9 Associates, 3 Trainee Solicitors and 4 Paralegals. Madeleine Clark, based in London, leads the team.

Work highlights

We assisted HSBC Bank Plc on a facility made available to Upstream Marketing Programs Limited, a leading mobile commerce platform.

On the international side, we recently advised pan-European fund, Angelo Gordon and Cairn Real Estate on the refinancing of 22,675 sqm out of town retail park, Maxis Muiden located on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

We have considerable experience in acting for student accommodation providers with a client list that includes Student Castle, Unite, Arlington and GSA.

Our team is proficient in advising on build to rent deals and has recently assisted Cording on their Saffron Court development in Nottingham. This is just one of a stream of BTR deals that Cording are undertaking.

We assisted Santander with amending and restating an existing arrangement made available to the Regal Healthcare Group in relation to the group's portfolio of care homes.

We acted for the lenders in Project Waypoint, the financing of the Coolabi Group, a leading independent international media group and rights owner that specialises in the creation, development and brand management of children's and family intellectual property rights.

APS is a digital banking services provider that is at the forefront of the FinTech challenge to the traditional banking sector. We assisted our client with the provision of GBP17.5 million of financing facilities by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc. There was also a further GBP3 million made available by BCI Finance Limited.

Technical skills and experience

You will have gained a broad range of experience in a high quality specialist Banking team. Ideally you will have gained experience within a variety of areas such as general corporate banking, real estate finance, project finance and structured finance.

As a guide, due to the nature of the work and the structure of the team, we are looking to appoint an Associate or a Senior Associate in this area, although we will consider candidates with more or less experience.

Your career development

Like all our lawyers, you will benefit from our multi-award winning career development programme. At each stage of your career this provides you with:

clear expectations of your role and what it takes to progress;
• high quality clients and work, with early responsibility and client exposure;
• thorough assessment and individual feedback from a range of experienced colleagues;
• robust technical training with early skills based development, increasingly tailored to you; and
• reward for your contribution, progression and potential, rather than PQE or tenure.

Salary and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

For more information or to apply

At Osborne Clarke LLP we welcome direct applications - if you would like any further information about the role, or the firm, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact, in complete confidence, Emily Webb in the Recruitment team on or email

At Osborne Clarke, we are known for our open and inclusive culture. We believe that by investing in the diversity and wellbeing of our people, we create an environment where everyone can thrive to be the best that they can be. This means recognising that our people have lives and commitments outside of work. We have invested in connected working for our people and, where possible, we will accommodate flexible working for all our roles.