Associate

Term: Permanent
Department: Funds, Corporate & Finance
Location: Cayman Islands
The firm

The capabilities and talent of our lawyers have earned us industry recognition for identifying all the steps necessary to meet our clients’ goals, however diverse or complex the requirement.

We are an award-winning law firm with expertise in BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law and the agility to drive success for our clients in a fast moving world.  We provide legal advice shaped around the needs of corporate and private clients, financial institutions and intermediaries worldwide.

Working in multi-disciplinary teams, we marry thought leadership with a proactive approach to solving issues holistically – without a client needing to raise them – across geographies and practice areas in the most efficient and seamless way.  Through this approach – delivering reliability and stability with flair – we combine commercial acumen with service excellence that helps you to achieve your goals and stay ahead.

The department

Associates in our practice enjoy a varied working day, providing legal advice relating to investment funds (both open and closed ended), financing, corporate and commercial law, general financial services, insurance and reinsurance.

Our hand-picked legal team has earned a reputation for offering technical expertise coupled with commercial awareness and an understanding of our clients' desire for prompt response times and a solution-oriented service.

We need an individual with solid technical skills, a client centric and commercial approach and the ability to think on their feet.

Other information

Purpose of the job

To work as part of the team providing a full range of legal services to the clients of the Funds, Corporate & Finance group of Bedell Cristin, Cayman Islands. This will entail supporting the partners and taking principal responsibility as appropriate for a variety of matters in the funds, corporate/commercial, banking and regulatory sectors.

 

Main responsibilities

  • Providing an efficient and high quality legal support service to the partners in all aspects of their client work.
  • To take responsibility for the management and co-ordination of client work as delegated by the Partners.
  • To manage risk exposure in accordance with the firm's policies and procedures.
  • To ensure all clients receive a high quality, timely and professional service to meet their needs.
  • Promote and strengthen the Bedell brand.
  • Within the Group’s strategy, contribute as required to the development and implementation of the firm's business development plans, with the aim of attracting more work from existing clients and developing new client relationships.
  • Support new ventures, identify cross selling opportunities and seek ways to develop our services.
  • Take responsibility for a range of non-chargeable activities to build the firm's know-how and external reputation through seminars/writing of articles/presentations etc.
  • Take personal responsibility for achieving target hours, proactively manage billings and debtors and record time in a consistent way.

 

Qualifications

  • 2 to 5 years PQE with a UK/Commonwealth qualification if on island
  • 4.5 years+ PQE with a UK/Commonwealth qualification if off island

 

Knowledge/skills/experience

  • Experience of funds, corporate and commercial law & financial matters.
  • A keen interest in all facets of funds, corporate & finance law with the willingness to learn and expand knowledge into new areas
  • Strong technical ability
  • Business development experience and/or motivation to assist with business development
  • The ability to prioritise and manage time effectively

 

Competencies

We would like you to have:

  • The ability to communicate effectively with peers, staff and clients.
  • A client centric approach.
  • Strong self-motivation and drive.
  • A solution driven attitude to problems.
  • The ability to instil confidence in partners, peers and clients.
  • A positive and optimistic attitude.
  • The ability to work collegiately and be an effective team player.
  • Sound judgement and strong commercial awareness.

 

In this role you will be expected to:

  • Behave in a manner in keeping with our core culture and values.
  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and regulations including those around anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • Commit to fulfilling any personal CPD requirements and continually developing your skills and knowledge.