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CRE Debt Deal Counsel

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 24, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income with deep expertise across public and private markets. We invest our clients' capital across a range of fixed income and credit opportunities, leveraging our decades of experience navigating complex debt markets. Our flexible capital base and deep relationships with issuers have helped us become one of the world's largest providers of traditional and nontraditional solutions for companies that need financing and investors who seek strong risk-adjusted returns.

Since 1971, our people have shaped our organization through a high-performance inclusive culture, in which we celebrate diverse thinking. We invest in our people and strive to imprint our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Responsibility and Excellence. We believe each of us is here to help others succeed and this has led to PIMCO being recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

Position Overview

This is a key role within PIMCO's European Legal team and will focus on providing transactional legal services supporting PIMCO's European alternatives investment fund complex. The role is based in London, where there is a small but experienced team of senior lawyers and legal associates. The role will report to PIMCO's Senior Counsel for the Alternatives Legal team based in London.

This role requires an experienced commercial real estate debt lawyer with a first class intellect. The ideal candidate will have experience, both from the lender and borrower side, in the negotiation, drafting, structuring and diligence of European CRE debt transactions (both in loan and bond formats) as well as experience with other structured finance transactions such as securitisations.

The candidate should be well versed in laws and regulations applicable to the finance industry and will be expected to partner closely with the business, including product, finance, operations, tax, compliance and other colleagues.

Lawyers with relevant experience whether in-house or private practice will be considered.

Key areas of responsibility will include:
  • Review and negotiation of investment-related transactional documentation including facility agreements, intercreditor agreements and security documents and advising the internal business team on the legal implications;
  • Coordination of external transaction counsel
  • Implementation of internal projects to improve efficiency of internal business structure; and
  • Coordination of processes with key internal and external stakeholders including client facing teams, internal committees, funds team, business management, service providers and external counsel.
As well as the above, the role will involve general legal support for the functioning and processes of the legal team and the servicing of its clients.

Desirable Experience:
  • Experience of European real estate finance investments (both lender and borrower side), loan portfolio acquisitions and securitisation structures would be advantageous
  • Familiarity with relevant regulatory aspects of the business including lender licensing, securitisation regulations (including risk retention) and AIFMD
  • Financial services / asset management industry experience would be advantageous
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to organise and deliver under tight reporting deadlines
The team is very client service focused and is looking for someone who can deliver the highest of client service standards, as well as communicate confidently with all levels of the organisation, work well within a team environment, own and drive forward their own workload and use initiative to continually assess and improve existing processes.

With PIMCO's rewarding environment and growing business, this role is full of opportunity for the right candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

PIMCO recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and expression), age, military or veteran status, disability (physical or mental), any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws. The company also prohibits discrimination on other basis such as medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws.

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