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English qualified Solicitor – Debt Capital Markets Focus

22000012 Requisition #

Job Overview

Within our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working, you will collaborate with the Team that advises on a full spectrum of financial products in the debt capital markets area, including investment grade and non-investment grade standalone issuances, Euro Medium Term Note and Euro Commercial Paper programmes, US bond issuances and programmes, regulatory capital issuances, hybrid securities issuances, convertible and exchangeable bonds, sovereign debt, liability management transactions and retail securities offers.

Although your primary focus will be DCM, you will also have the opportunity to work on Equity Capital Markets matters including IPOs, Rights Issues, Block Trades etc. as the English law team frequently advises in this area too.Moreover, our team frequently collaborates with other parts of the Global Financial Markets group on cross-practice transactions such as loan bond transactions, high yield issuances and structured products.Our way of working is based on an international environment with a high level of collaboration and frequent contacts with other Clifford Chance offices around the world with the aim of guaranteeing the best possible service to our clients.

Who you will work with

Our Debt Capital Markets Team is currently composed of two partners, one counsel and a number of associates qualified to practice in Italy, England & Wales and New York who act on many of the ground-breaking DCM deals in Italy and have become trusted advisers to the corporations and financial institutions that define the global markets.

What you will do

You will be given the chance to handle a variety of work and be involved in working closely with clients and other lawyers. This means that you will develop outstanding transactional and organisational skills as well as developing superb technical abilities. 

This role presents an excellent opportunity for career progression as part of a growing team.

How we will support you

From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and develop your skills and knowledge. From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skills-based and technical training and on the job learning

About the Firm and the Italy Offices

We were one of the first international law firms to open offices in Italy – Rome in 1993 and Milan in 1994. We know the Italian market well and have long standing experience of cross-border deals.

We have invested in our Italian offices and we are now one of the few firms who can offer clients a full-service capability. Our team of approximately 100 lawyers comprises professionals qualified to practice in Italy, England & Wales and New York and all our lawyers are permanently based in Italy.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective.

Equal opportunities

At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees, Fee Earners and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here.

For any additional information regarding working at Clifford Chance, please visit our LinkedIn Page


Your career experience so far

You will be a  Solicitor qualified to practice in England & Wales (with up to 3 years post qualification experience) with Debt Capital Markets experience in a top tier international law firm or a primary Italian law firm and a passion for the Capital Markets sector.

You will be a self-starter with a strong academic background, a team player with excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills and a high level of commercial awareness, being able to contribute to deals while managing different work-streams.

You will have excellent English language skills and be able to work comfortably in English, both in drafting legal documents and advice and in communicating with clients and counterparties.





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