Application for Asset Finance Junior Lawyer Role with Clifford Chance
Re: Application for Asset Finance Junior Lawyer Role with Clifford Chance
Dear Recruitment Team
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for asset finance junior lawyer role with Clifford Chance.
I am applying for this role because I am attracted by the prospect of working with a diverse base of prestigious clients operating across multiple business areas. The process of structuring, documenting and negotiating innovative transactions will offer me quality work and an opportunity to apply my creativity and skills to devise cutting-edge solutions for each client. I find the sectoral focus of the team to be an important element that will give me plenty of exposure to different business sectors, which will allow me to better understand the key drivers of the firm’s clients and devise more tailored and innovative solutions. The fact that the asset finance team works closely with the firm’s other practice areas will allow me to understand how different elements of every transaction come together. I believe that this role will present me with plenty of international exposure by working with the firm’s international offices and allow me to leverage my language skills as well as my previous knowledge and experience to the advantage of the firm. In my previous roles, I have received some exposure to asset finance through the litigation spectrum by working on high-value disputes involving business partners and banks. I am now very keen to get involved with the transactional side of asset finance.
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 and communication skills, which will allow me to work successfully with lawyers and clients from different countries and jurisdictions. During my employment, I have received quality exposure to multiple industries and legal practice areas. 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.