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Date Posted: Mar 17, 2019

Location: London, LND, GB, E14 5AA

Company: MetLife

Solicitor (In-house Corporate) 




Senior Corporate Counsel, a perfect role for a 2-4 PQE Lawyer looking to gain employment at a global investments (insurance) business. 



MetLife’s Investments legal team in London is in need of an additional finance lawyer to keep pace with the growth in the EMEA section of MetLife’s Investments Department.  This position, based in London, will primarily advise MetLife’s private debt origination teams in London and New Jersey.  The position will also provide advice in relation to MetLife’s regional EMEA investments operations, including European regulatory and UK corporate matters.  The role is therefore well suited to a transactional finance lawyer who is looking to expand her or his skill-set to encompass additional competencies.



Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide legal advice and conduct legal review and negotiation of private placement transactions, bank loans and other debt investment transactions.
  • Support the London Investments team with issues related to insurance company regulatory limits, corporate governance, and intra-group matters, amongst others.
  • Work with other legal department colleagues to ensure business partners in the London office get the appropriate support and advice from across the legal team.
  • Advise on special projects, such as new investment initiatives and MetLife business initiatives, including for MetLife’s asset management business.



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills Required:


  • Four to seven years’ experience working in debt finance transactions such as private placements or LMA loan deals.
  • Qualification as an English solicitor
  • Ability to function independently and create partnerships with a broad range of investments professionals.
  • Strong academic credentials and communication and writing skills.



MetLife’s Investments Legal Team:


The Investments Section of MetLife’s legal department provides a broad array of legal services to MetLife’s Investments Department, including advice and counsel on private placements, commercial real estate debt and equity transactions, agricultural investments, structured debt and equity investments, portfolio management, derivatives, investment management activities, workouts and insurance investment law compliance.


MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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Requisition #: 102689