Job Ref JMH.804s
Salary Competitive Salary
Experience Level 2- 5 YRS PQE
Practice Area Banking & FinanceCorporate & Commercial
Corporate/Finance Lawyer –High-quality cross-border work – Good work-life balance – Guernsey
An opening exists for an experienced UK/Commonwealth qualified corporate or finance lawyer to join the Guernsey office of this major offshore law firm. Focusing on a range of transactions under Guernsey law, you will be working closely with highly respected experts in the field, on a broad practice that is likely to encompass corporate, banking and finance, and investment funds work. It will be ideal for someone who is looking to do top-tier international work but who craves a less rigid environment than that which can be found in some large onshore firms, and who is attracted by the significant advantages of low-tax island life. You will have lots of variety, lots of responsibility and you will be heavily involved in the client management and business development efforts of the team.
The role is likely to suit applicants with around 2 to 5 years’ experience in one of corporate, finance or funds gained with a good commercial law firm, or with another leading offshore practice. You will have commercial acumen and strong communication skills, and you will relish the opportunity to build your network of client contacts. This is a meritocratic environment in which lawyers are supported in developing their careers, so it will suit someone who wants to really push on with their career development. There is no obligation to relocate at any point but there will likely be opportunities to move to one of the offshore jurisdictions in the future if the successful candidate wishes to.
The Channel Islands
For a city-based lawyer who thrives on big ticket work but craves an escape from the rat race, few places compete with the Channel Islands, home to two of the world’s premier offshore financial centres. Jersey and Guernsey have strong and highly competitive legal sectors, housing teams that number many alumni of the leading London or international outfits amongst their ranks. They do complex blue-chip work, in a nice environment without the trappings of a big law firm culture. Work-life balance tends to be good, leaving plenty of time to enjoy what is an enviable coastal lifestyle and London is only an hour away making it easy to get that city fix when (or if) you need it.
Interviews will take place by videoconference with start dates typically three months later, depending on notice period. Our clients provide comprehensive assistance with licenses (where applicable) and relocation, including temporary accommodation on arrival.
Origin Legal International
Our team has over 20 years’ experience of helping lawyers to make career defining moves. If you would like to find out more about this role or discuss opportunities in general, please get in touch or check the international resources page of our website.