Corporate Opportunities Lawyer, Private Credit

London, United Kingdom
11 Feb 2022
17 Feb 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Us:

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO is one of the largest investment managers, actively managing more than $2.2 trillion in assets for clients around the world. PIMCO has over 3,070 employees in 22 offices globally. PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

PIMCO is one of the world's premier fixed income investment managers with thousands of professionals around the world united in a single purpose: creating opportunities for our clients in every environment. Since 1971, we have brought innovation and expertise to our partnership with the institutions, financial advisors and millions of individual investors who entrust us with their assets. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities.

Position Description:

Essential Job Functions
Key areas of responsibility will include:

  • Support the investment team in deal execution including coordinating with outside counsel where relevant:
  • Structure and document new primary financings across jurisdictions with a focus on European and UK jurisdictions;
  • Review amendments and other legal issues arising from existing portfolio positions;
  • Be involved in the negotiation and documentation of Restructurings alongside the deal team;
  • Focus is on debt instruments (senior/ Subordinated/ Holdco PIK/ loans/ bonds) but also preferred equity and equity instruments including knowledge of documentation of Management Incentive Plans;
  • Assist the deal team in the legal due diligence process;
  • Oversee litigation matters when they arise;
  • Coordinate with tax, finance, compliance and operations on deal execution as applicable;
  • Coordinate and oversee external transaction counsel as required.
Internal support

  • Research various legal and regulatory issues, including those associated with expansion of PIMCO's business in corporate credit;
  • Manage regulatory issues associated with investment by private (and public) funds;
  • Work with product teams providing deal information as required for investor communications;
  • Support for general corporate and regulatory projects.

As well as the above, the role will involve general legal support for the functioning and processes of the legal team and the servicing of its clients.

Position Requirements:

Essential Experience

  • 5-10 PQE at a leading law firm or a combination of experience to include in-house experience with a global Financial Services or Private Equity firm, focused on alternative credit investments in the UK and across Europe (including loan origination and secondary loan trading, special situations and corporate financing, stressed or distressed debt and high yield debt)
  • Significant deal experience demonstrating ability to organise/deliver against tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with price sensitive information and conflicts of interest issues faced by investment managers with many public and private funds and accounts is desirable
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity

The Legal team is very client service focused and is looking for someone who can deliver the highest of client service standards, as well as communicate confidently with all levels of the organisation , work well within a team environment, own and drive forward their own workload and use initiative to continually assess and improve existing processes. With PIMCO's rewarding environment and growing business, this role is full of opportunity for the right candidate.


PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Benefits vary by location but may include:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance and travel coverage
  • Pension (defined contribution) retirement savings, retirement plan, pension contribution from your first day of employment
  • Work/life programs such as flexible work arrangements, parental leave and support, employee assistance plan, commuter benefits, health club discounts, and educational/CFA certification reimbursement programs
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office

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