Associate / Snr Associate – Projects & Construction
Herbert Smith Freehills
Dubai
منذ 10 ساعات

The opportunity

  • Contribute to excellent client service and perform fee-earning work, both under supervision and supervising juniors.
  • Make an effective contribution to the firm’s work by aiming to meet and exceed target hours.
  • Build on legal and commercial knowledge in chosen practice area.
  • Begin cultivating relationships with current client contacts where possible and in some instances, be a direct point of contact.
  • Role Specific

  • Advising a range of corporations operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as global financial institutions
  • Involvement in project development transactions for both borrowers and lenders in large scale energy and infrastructure projects
  • Leading and negotiating transactions, assisting and supervising more junior associates and trainees
  • Building relationships with clients, identifying and acting on opportunities
  • Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Qualified / admitted legal practitioner
  • Excellent academics
  • 4-6 years' PQE, however we are open to considering candidates with more or less experience
  • Demonstrable experience of projects / infrastructure development and construction matters
  • Experience of advising on project documents (power purchase agreements, land lease agreements, shareholders' agreements, fuel supply agreements)
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience in providing advice in relation to bespoke EPC contracts as well as FIDIC (Red, Yellow and Silver Books) forms, and O&M contracts
  • Experience of project finance work is also desirable (e.g. preparation of finance documents agreements for new infrastructure projects)
  • Experience of acting on complex commercial contracts and undertaking major procurement exercises
  • Experience of due diligence of projects in the M&A context is desirable
  • Knowledge of PPP / PFI structures is essential
  • Awareness of current market developments and key players
  • Strong foundation legal skills, including drafting, writing, reviewing, negotiation and project management.
  • Familiarity with law firm profitability and key drivers for financial efficiency.
  • Ability and drive to work on bespoke, big-ticket and complicated transactions
  • A strong interest in the energy, real estate and infrastructure sectors, including : Power, water and renewables;Oil & Gas;
  • Social infrastructure;Transportation; and Real Estate

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