I studied Law and European Studies (with German and Sociology) at the University of Limerick (2008) and returned to complete a Commercial Law Masters in 2009. My second rotation in the office finds me in Finance 1, on the banking side of the house.
Banking has proven to be an enjoyable and varied rotation thus far. This is a great time to be working in finance as the financial climate is fast paced and very topical. At a trainee level, you are exposed to a variety of intricate and interesting work. The partners and associates make a conscious effort to involve you in as much work as possible, enabling you to get a real feel for banking law. On a day to day basis I assist in drafting legal documentation required for financing transactions, compiling documents to be sent to clients and the other side, and typing legal correspondence. Transactions are varied and so far I have been involved in multijurisdictional refinancings; domestic facility arrangements; security reviews and financial regulation. My banking rotation has also involved advisory elements which require solid research into various facets of financial and contractual law. Often given the responsibility to work off my own initiative, I have found my rotation in the Finance Department both challenging and rewarding.