Back to jobs

Finance & Trade Associate

Job description

Launch your career in trade finance at a leading international law firm!

Are you a qualified lawyer with a passion for international trade and a desire to work on complex, high-profile transactions? We are seeking a talented and ambitious Trade Finance Associate (2-7 PQE) to join our thriving team in London.

About Us
We are a top-tier international law firm with a renowned trade finance practice. We advise a global clientele of banks, corporates, and other financial institutions on a wide range of trade and export finance matters. Our team is known for its exceptional client service, innovative solutions, and deep understanding of the ever-evolving trade finance landscape.

What You Will Do

  • Assist partners and senior associates on a variety of trade finance transactions, including letters of credit, documentary collections, standby letters of credit, and trade finance facilities

  • Draft and negotiate key transaction documents, such as credit agreements, security documents, and trade finance documentation

  • Conduct legal due diligence and research complex legal and regulatory issues

  • Manage client relationships and ensure exceptional communication at all stages of a transaction

  • Stay current on the latest developments in trade finance law and practice, including International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules

  • Contribute to the development of internal training materials and knowledge sharing initiatives

What You Bring

  • 2-7 years of PQE with experience in trade finance law (ideally gained at a leading City or international law firm)

  • A strong academic background in law

  • A keen understanding of international trade finance principles and practices (including knowledge of ICC rules a plus)

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently

  • A proactive and results-oriented approach


  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Opportunity to work on a diverse range of complex and high-profile transactions

  • Work with leading partners and a team of experienced trade finance lawyers

  • Continuous learning and development opportunities

  • Fast-paced and intellectually stimulating work environment

To Apply
Please submit your CV to

Visit the IDEX Consulting Ltd website for further opportunities. Please note that the information supplied may be retained for up to 10 years for use in connection with future vacancies. For full information on how we use your data, please visit the IDEX Consulting website and view our Privacy Policy.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission

At IDEX, we strive for an inclusion-first company culture where everyone is treated fairly and can bring their authentic selves to work. We recognise and acknowledge that diverse representation at every level of our business requires continuous and measurable effort. We are committed to driving conscious inclusion across our business and creating equitable pathways.