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Legal, Asset Management, Private Credit Lawyer, Executive Director, London

Employer
Goldman Sachs
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 17, 2024

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Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
THE LEGAL DIVISION
We work at the intersection of finance and law, providing counsel and advice that support activities across the firm. We handle litigation and arbitration, perform research and due diligence, aid in financing and legal filings, deal with contracts and intellectual property rights that show our commitment to clients, shareholders, and regulators. Whether you're an experienced attorney or a quick learner with a strong interest in financial law coupled with critical thinking skills, our dynamic group might be right for you.
OUR DIVISION CULTURE
As a division we are focused on our people and their development and are committed to creating an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We offer numerous training and career development opportunities including a people development committee tasked with providing tangible tools to help manage and develop careers. The department also has a number of active and varied committees including the Diversity, Pro Bono, Charity and Social Committees and encourages participation in the Women's, Black and LGBT Firmwide affinity networks.

BUSINESS UNIT AND ROLE OVERVIEW
The Alternatives business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management is the primary center for our long term principal investing activity. The group invests in real estate, equity and credit strategies. Founded in 1986, and formerly known as Merchant Banking, the team has invested across a number of geographies, industries and transaction types. With 24 offices in 15 countries around the world, the group is one of the largest managers of private capital globally, offering deep expertise and long-standing relationships with companies, investors, entrepreneurs, operating partners and financial intermediaries around the globe.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • London based lawyer within the legal division supporting Private Credit at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in EMEA, with a strong emphasis on transaction support and execution for debt deals.
  • Role will involve working on a wide range of credit transactions including mid and large cap leveraged finance deals (senior and mezz/junior), structured credit investments, opportunistic credit, as well as restructurings.
  • Providing transactional advice during the life cycle of an investment, including structuring, negotiation of deal documentation, review of diligence, consideration of regulatory and reputational issues, and asset management support.
  • Involvement in regulatory and other projects that affect the Alternatives business.
  • Supporting the platform's ongoing fundraising activity.
  • Extensive interaction with investment professionals and colleagues across compliance, tax, credit and operations.
  • Instructing and managing external counsel.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Good team player, dynamic and capable of working proactively with initiative on a wide range of issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • UK, US or EU (or similar) qualified.
  • 1-4 years post qualification experience; previous in-house experience (including on secondment) is helpful.
  • European cross-border transaction experience also helpful.
  • Acquisition/leveraged finance or restructuring lawyer with general banking experience (experience of financing structures across the capital structure helpful).
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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