Corporate Real Estate Attorney - Vice President - London, United Kingdom,

£150-200k

A leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. 

  • Reporting to the Global Head of Corporate Real Estate Legal and working closely with the Head of International Real Estate Legal, we are looking for candidates with enthusiasm and strong initiative, who can manage a diverse and complex workload, with responsibility for the following:
  • Provide transactional and advisory legal support in connection with the Firm's owned/operated/leased real estate portfolio in the EMEA and APAC regions
  • Assist Corporate Real Estate with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of real estate leasing transactions
  • Negotiate, draft, review, comment upon, and approve real estate legal documents (including new leases, lease amendments, subleases, letters of intent, work letters, licences for alterations)
  • Assist with the real estate components of Firm corporate transactions (e.g., spinoffs, company purchases, Resolution Planning, tenant legal entity issues)
  • Advise the Corporate Real Estate business team with respect to regulatory issues and Firm policies which impact the real estate portfolio
  • Instruct external counsel in connection with material real estate transactions

  • 6-8 years PQE in transactional real estate (tenant-side leasing experience a plus)
  • A midlevel associate at a top tier law firm or real estate specialist law firm; or, an in-house counsel at a leading financial institution or other global company
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • First rate legal drafting and negotiation skills
  • Proven client-service skills
  • Ability to become a "trusted advisor"
  • Keen analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible, proactive, organized, detail-orientated, with an ability to handle pressure and tight deadlines
  • Be a self-starter and work with limited supervision
  • Be personable, patient and tactful and be comfortable working with a range of clients
  • Have the ability to manage expectations