Structured & Warehouse Lending / CMBS Execution Lawyer

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 22 Feb 18 2018-02-22

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Company Profile

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile

Morgan Stanley’s Deleveraging and Lending Group (DLG) focuses on traditional commercial real estate lending as well as warehouse / loan on loan lending for performing and non-performing loan pools as well as other secured asset pools. The business which sits within Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income Division is recognized for providing traditional and innovative financing techniques, helping a wide range of clients throughout Europe to execute their business strategy.

DLG is looking to recruit an Execution Lawyer with CMBS / public markets debt experience to work on the securitisation / syndication of commercial real estate and warehouse lending transactions as well as assisting in the execution of structured finance lending transactions. This role will have a particular focus on public market exits for transactions and will include working with originators and securitisation/syndication teams to help structure public market transactions. The ideal candidate will also have experience in a broader range of structured finance transactions.This is a varied and exciting role with plenty of scope to develop within a busy and growing team.

Primary Responsibilities

Main responsibilities centre on working with the securitisation / syndication teams to facilitate public market exits for transactions, including:

  • Preparing and reviewing term sheets.
  • Advising on structure of transactions to optimise public market exits taking into account legal, regulatory, tax and other constraints.
  • Liaising with outside counsel to prepare transaction documentation.
  • Liaising with rating agencies in respect of potential transactions.

Other responsibilities will involve assisting in the execution of structured / warehouse lending transactions including structuring, preparation of terms sheets and drafting and negotiation of facility documents across a variety of asset classes.


Skills required (essential)
  • At least 3+ PQE City or equivalent banking law experience with a major law firm or investment bank.
  • Familiarity with CMBS/repack documentation and/or structured lending / loan on loan transactions.
  • Commercially driven with ability to adapt to varied and demanding workload.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and presentations.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Confident, self-starter, assertive and energetic

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents