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Commercial Project Development – Energy Transition

Our client is a major UK headquartered global law firm with an established and longstanding reputation in all the markets in which it operates.

The firm’s internationally integrated Energy and Climate Change practice works across 75 offices globally. Their decades of experience mean the firm is uniquely placed to advise their clients on transactional activity in energy transition technologies including:

  • Offshore and onshore wind;
  • Hydrogen and ammonia projects;
  • LNG;
  • Energy storage;
  • Solar;
  • Electric vehicles;
  • Carbon capture and storage;
  • Solar; wind;
  • CCUS; and
  • Hydrogen projects.

The firm is at the forefront of supporting clients in preparing for a “post-oil” world, and helping the industry embrace increasing demands to clarify the implications of this transition for their operations and business models. They are known for offering sound legal advice to businesses investing in both traditional core renewable assets and in newer technologies.

The transactions this team works on are high value, cross-border landmarks. They develop business critical projects and assets for world-leading international integrated energy companies.

Due to consistent and growing client demand, the team now has an opportunity for an able and ambitious mid-senior level Associate to join them in the London office. They are looking for a candidate who understands how Oil & Gas industry sector projects and their adjacent Energy Transition workstreams are developed. The candidate will be a safe pair of hands who can pick up and adapt complex commercial agreements in the space; someone in whom Clients will quickly develop confidence.

In order to be successful in your application, you will be a qualified lawyer, with experience from and currently at a respected City firm or overseas equivalent. You will mostly likely have:

  • Between 6 and 8 years’ post-qualification experience;
  • Excellent academics;
  • Demonstrable experience of corporate/commercial transactions, project development and working with clients, within the oil & gas and/or energy transition space;
  • Experience of complex commercial contracts; project development; and utility sector regulation;
  • Aptitude to work on large, high profile, cross jurisdictional, and technically complicated transactions; and
  • The ability to adapt to different cultures and ways of working quickly and efficiently.

Candidates with a background in private practice and suitable experience currently working in-house may be of interest. For foreign common law-qualified candidates with suitable experience, an excellent sponsorship and relocation package will be available.

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