9fin • London

Senior Legal Consultant

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first – no mandatory office days, use office as often as you wish

Core hours 10–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

About 9fin

The world's largest asset class, debt, operates with the worst data.

Technology has revolutionized equity markets with electronic trading, quant algos and instantaneous news. However, in debt capital markets, the picture is completely different. It still behaves like it’s in the 1980s; trillions of dollars of trades are placed over the phone, news is slow, and corporate credit information is imperfect and scattered.

Our mission is to change this.

9fin's proprietary technology delivers fast and comprehensive financial, credit, legal & ESG analysis. Our clients are able to make faster, more informed decisions, win more business and most importantly, save time.

Our fast growing list of clients include 9 of the top 10 Investment Banks, leading Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Law Firms.

The opportunity

9fin is looking for a senior leveraged finance / high yield capital markets lawyer to help develop its offering of leveraged loan and high yield bond covenant research and analytics. The role will report into our London office with flexibility to work from home / remotely as needed. This role offers a unique opportunity for an experienced leveraged finance lawyer to use their expertise within a rapidly growing start-up environment, with much greater work-life balance than can be found in a typical law firm environment.

What you’ll work on

Every day is different, but here’s an example of the kind of things you’ll work on:

  • Reviewing leveraged finance and high yield documentation to produce commercially focused and insightful analysis on primary transactions.
  • Writing topical reports on secondary situations collaborating closely with 9fin’s team of journalists and credit analysts
  • Writing thematic reports to explain covenant trends and innovations to our clients
  • Answering client questions about the covenant packages of specific borrowers and issuers
  • Using our proprietary technology to build and expand our covenant databases
  • Working with the 9fin’s engineering and product teams to develop new legal and
    covenant product features
  • Delivering seminars, teach-ins and podcast segments as a subject matter expert in
    leveraged finance covenants
  • Representing 9fin in the press and at industry conferences and events

Requirements

This role will be a great fit if you have:

  • 8+ years of experience within a high yield capital markets or leveraged finance team at a top-tier law firm
  • Experience of drafting, reviewing and negotiating high yield bond and/or leveraged loan documentation
  • Keen commercial awareness of leveraged finance markets and capital structures
  • Strong technical understanding of how leveraged finance covenants and definitions
    operate
  • Solid existing network of relationships within the leveraged finance community
  • Excellent networking and relationship building skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Benefits

Financial & Insurance

  • Competitive Salary(our salary bands are benchmarked at the top end of the market)
  • Equity options
  • Pension (your minimum contributions are 4% with 9fin matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid sick leave with Income Protection for long periods of illness
  • Group Life Assurance 
  • Season Ticket Loan & Cycle to Work schemes

Time off 

  • 25 holiday days per year
  • Local public holidays (with the ability to exchange them for alternative days)
  • Hybrid working model, to allow you the flexibility to decide how, where and when you do your best work
  • Work abroad for up to 3 months a year
  • 1 month paid sabbatical after 5 years of service
  • Enhanced parental leave & flexible working arrangements available

Training & Culture 

  • Professional learning and development budget
  • Quarterly team socials
  • Summer and Winter company social events

9fin is an equal opportunities employer

Don’t meet every single requirement? At 9fin, we are dedicated to building and promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where everyone can flourish, reach their full potential and truly belong. We recognise diverse teams produce a more creative and productive environment. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t perfectly align with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be who we’re looking for – for this role, or perhaps another.

Company benefits

Share options
Open to part-time employees
Health insurance – Vitality (lots of other perks!)
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Work from anywhere scheme – work abroad for 3 months a year
Personal development budgets – £1250 a year to spend on L&D
Dental coverage
Matched pension contribution
Financial coaching – A 1:1 finance consultation with our benefits broker
Dog friendly office
Open to compressed hours
Hofy home office set up
Enhanced WFH tools
Mental health days
Compassionate leave
Women’s health leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Season ticket loan
Bank holiday swaps
Shared parental leave
Cycle to work scheme
Annual pay rises
Life insurance
Equity packages
Sabbaticals
Skilled worker visas
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Location
98%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
88%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
77%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
75%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
90%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
86%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
67%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
83%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
85%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
87%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at 9fin

Company employees

150+

Gender diversity (male:female)

63:37

Office locations

London, New York, Belfast

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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