Allen & Overy Application for Fintech Associate Role

Allen & Overy Application for Fintech Associate Role

Re: Application for Fintech Associate Role

Dear Recruitment Team

I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for the fintech associate role with Allen & Overy LLP.

I am applying for this role because I am very attracted by the innovative and constantly-evolving nature of the fintech sector. As most problems are unique and do not have precedent solutions, this role will enable me to apply my creativity and initiative to devise cutting-edge solutions in a fast-paced environment, which will make for a personally and professionally rewarding experience. I like to keep abreast with the latest cryptocurrency and technological news and have practical experience of working on ecommerce, software and even cryptocurrency projects. I feel that this experience and knowledge will be helpful in enabling me to understand clients’ business models and the markets in which they operate in order to not only deliver cutting-edge solutions that are on par with the market developments but also add value to their respective businesses. I feel that this role will present me with quality cross-border work and give me an opportunity to forge personal and professional relationships with the firm’s professionals from its international offices whilst working in highly integrated teams on headline-grabbing legal matters. 

The firm’s inclusive and collegiate culture will give me a chance to work in one of the largest international law firms with the intimacy of a smaller office, which will allow me to get to know my colleagues and clients on a more personal level whilst still having access to the depth and breadth of the firm’s global resources. 

During my employment at some of the leading international and US law firms, I have received direct exposure on some of the most high-profile legal matters. This experience helped to develop my entire set of skills which will enable me to operate successfully as a newly qualified solicitor. I was vested with high levels of responsibility and have demonstrated an outstanding ability to manage my workload and prioritise competing deadlines.

I possess very good teamwork skills, which will allow me to work successfully with lawyers and clients from different countries and jurisdictions. I have very good communication and drafting skills. In my previous roles, I helped to draft witness statements, expert reports, a prospectus for an IPO of a luxury goods company and regularly corresponded with clients via email, conference calls and in-person. I had attended a board of directors EGM where I explained complex issues to clients and lawyers in a very simple and understandable language.

During my employment, I have received quality exposure to multiple industries and legal practice areas, including oil and gas, telecoms, banking and financial services, real estate and some others. This has developed my commercial awareness which, in turn, allows me to align all of my work with the requirements of clients and their respective businesses. I have received a lot of direct contact with very high-profile clients and their associates, which has developed my client-facing skills. I always undertake my work with utmost attention to details. My language skills will allow me to add value to international cases and forge effective relationships with overseas lawyers and clients. I possess very good problem-solving skills and enjoy working on complex cases to devise cutting-edge solutions to problems without any precedents.

I am very motivated and enjoy new challenges. In my spare time, I regularly do [sport] and help to coach others. [sport] has helped to hone my discipline and resilience to pressure and new challenges.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely