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Banking & Finance –  Two Associates

Description of Position

Two associates in the Banking & Finance team.

Our Banking & Finance Team

Our practice is one of the foremost in Greece with an expertise in both benchmark and mainstream domestic and cross-border transactions. We act for international and domestic banks, investment firms and other financial institutions, insurance companies, funds and public and private companies which do business in Greece.

Over the last three decades, we have participated in the vast majority of significant deals to have taken place in terms of both complexity and value and have structured and executed numerous pioneering transactions. An integral part of our practice is drafting and reviewing complex documentation, including for the financing, refinancing, rescheduling or restructuring of borrowers, in most cases involving security over assets located in Greece or corporate guarantees by Greek companies.

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Opportunity

We currently have two openings for associates to join our team. We are looking for:

  • an associate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience; and
  • an associate with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.

The candidates must have some relevant experience in Banking & Finance law.

Applicants should be keen to become an integral member of the firm and to build on their experience and knowledge, working within a top tier Banking & Finance practice. You will be working on a wide variety of transactions, including secured, unsecured, syndicated and bi-lateral lending, corporate financings, acquisition finance, asset finance and securitisation and sale and management of non-performing exposures, within a highly established team with significant sector specific experience. You will be exposed to a broad variety of work, with your responsibilities including drafting transaction documentation, advising on regulatory compliance, conducting due diligence and transaction management. A substantial proportion of your work will be in large scale cross-border deals.

Experience Required

To apply for these positions, candidates must:

  • Have a law degree and a strong academic record
  • Have a Master’s degree (LLM) or equivalent postgraduate diploma from a well-acclaimed law school in Greece or, preferably, abroad (with at least some subjects in the area of Banking and Finance)
  • Be admitted to the Athens or one of the regional Bar Associations in Greece
  • Be able to work in Greek and English
  • Have previous experience in drafting of finance and security documents

Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English and Greek
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, enthusiastic and client orientated work ethic
  • Good analytical and drafting skills
  • Be committed to delivering high quality legal work and have a keen attention to detail

To apply for these positions, please send us your curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining why you want to join us and what you have to offer to applications@bernitsaslaw.com, quoting “Banking & Finance  Associate”.