Banking & Finance Associate


Dublin 2, IE

Department or practice area:  Banking and Finance

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 

With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Banking and Finance  team, with the addition of a Banking & Finance Associate.

Our Dublin office has an exciting opportunity for a hardworking and ambitious Banking and Finance associate to join its dynamic and growing team and benefit from the strong platform the firm has already established in Dublin and internationally.

Key responsibilities


  • Assist in advising domestic and international clients (comprising, bank lenders, non-bank lenders and International and domestic listed and unlisted corporates, private equity funds and investment funds ) on a wide range of Irish and cross-border transactional debt finance matters including but not limited to general corporate lending, leveraged/acquisition finance, structured receivables based finance, asset based lending and real estate finance.
  • Provide regulatory advice on Irish financial services regulation.
  • Collaborate with other practice groups within the firm to provide comprehensive legal advice that aligns with clients' strategic goals.
  • Confidence in negotiating bilateral and syndicated facility agreements security documents, intercreditor agreements, and other related documentation, managing CP and closing process and working with trainees / paralegals.
  • Solid understanding of corporate lending and common security packages and be ready to challenge themselves working on transactions involving more complex and bespoke financing structures.
  • The role will have a high level of client contact and there will be strong involvement in business development


Knowledge, skills and experience


  • A qualified solicitor in Ireland with a current practicing certificate from the Law Society of Ireland.
  • 3-7 years of post-qualification experience in Banking & Finance Law at a reputable law firm or financial institution.
  • Strong technical knowledge of finance transactions.
  • Excellent drafting skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to manage complex transactions independently as well as part of a larger team.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to maintain positive client relationships




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 

  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 

Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 

Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  

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