Job Description Job Title Generic Construction Description PROJECTS SENIOR ASSOCIATE 5 YRS+ – DUBAI Brief We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Associate with around 5yrs PQE or more to join the Finance & Projects team of Pinsent Masons LLP in Dubai. Background The role sits within the Middle East Finance & Projects team based in the Dubai office. The team carries out a wide range of work focused on the energy & infrastructure sectors, including project finance, PPP, front-end construction and sector-focused acquisitions and joint ventures across the Middle East (with a growing emphasis on Saudi Arabia), Asia and Africa. We are an award winning team and recognised leader in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Clients include international and local banks, deve lopment banks, governments, infrastructure asset owners, developers, contractors and service companies. This is a transactional role, involving a large amount of client contact and providing opportunities to work on innovative and high-profile projects in the Middle East region and globally . You would be working with a team of senior lawyers including the Regional Managing Partner; Catherine Workman, and the Regional Head of Finance & Projects; Tim Armsby. The role demands a readiness to undertake business development and marketing activities with enthusiasm. The team and its projects have been the recipient of a number of awards and nominations including: Law firm of the Year – Middle East Solar Industry Association Awards 2019, 2020 & 2021 Construction Team of the Year – Middle East Legal Awards, 2019 and 2021 Real Estate and Construction Team of the Year – Oath Middle East Legal Awards, 2021 IJ Global – Shortlisted for Legal Advisor of the Year, 2020 and 2021 IJ Global – MENA Solar Deal of the Year (DEWA-Phase IV), 2019 IFLR – Shortlisted for Project Finance Team of the Year, 2021 IFLR – Project Finance Deal of the Year (DEWA-Phase IV), 2019 PFI – Middle East Power Deal of the Year (DEWA-Phase IV), 2019 The Candidate Required This is a dynamic team where every team member can make his or her own mark. Senior Associates are a key part of the team’s structure and future development and are expected to take responsibility for leading and managing projects, developing and leading client relationships, contributing to the team’s business development plans, and supporting the growth of more junior team members. Liaison with our exclusively associated Saudi law firm in Riyadh; Alsabhan & Alajaji Law Firm, is of growing importance. The role is wide-ranging and includes: having excellent technical legal skills; supervising associates and junior lawyers in the team; leading and managing transactions; developing on-going relationships with the existing client base as well as pitching for new opportunities; developing close working relationships as part of an international team; the opportunity to be involved in work on high profile projects and cross-border transactions on a global scale; contributing to our globally read Outlaw e-publication and external publications on topical issues and developments in our markets; taking an active role in our business development campaigns, the development of our innovative products and pitching for new work. The successful candidates will: have gained experience in a firm with an established energy and/or infrastructure practice; have experience of project development transactions from a commercial and/or finance perspective; demonstrate experience of acting in a leading role in key transactions, being a self-starter and taking responsibility for client service and of managing the transaction and the team; be a team player, able to forge strong working relationships with colleagues; be technically strong and exercise good commercial judgment; be receptive to different ways of working including strong project management skills; have interpersonal skills necessary for this client-facing role. have experience in business development activities including presenting seminars or training sessions to external parties What will we offer you? The opportunity to join the market leading team, yet one that remains dynamic with the ambition to continue to grow in the region. A collaborative environment where colleagues work together across offices and countries to produce outstanding results for our clients. Colleagues who are leading specialists in energy and infrastructure law and practice. A first class training and career development programme. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in energy and infrastructure. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver “best of breed” services. The opportunity to be part of a team working on stand out high profile international, national and local assignments. About the firm Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 partners and employees operating out of 27 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in our global sectors of Financial Services, Energy, Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Technology, Science and Industry. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice. We are a purpose-led business, championing change and promoting progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work, whether that is partially from home or from our Colmore Row office. This way of working is fully supported by the technology that we offer our people, to facilitate everyone’s flexible working choices. We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology and project management solutions (including a dedicated Legal Project Management team), operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology. Awards Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the “Law Firm of the Year Award 2019 – Legal Business” for the second time and won ‘Europe’s Most Innovative Law at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Europe 2020. Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer, and is ranked No 4 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2020 and named Stonewall’s Top Global Employers 2020.. For more details, please contact our in house Recruitment Advisor Anwen John who can discuss the role and requirements. Please note that applications must be submitted via our website. Contact details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anwen-john-36177ba1/ [email protected] #LI-LRAJ
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