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Job Title: Corporate: Energy / Oil & Gas Associate 2-5PQE

Job Title:                               Energy Associate 2 - 5 Years PQE 
Practice area/ Department:   Corporate  
Office:                                   London

Salary: Market rate

About us
Unique amongst UK international law firms in having top-tier dispute resolution and corporate capabilities, Herbert Smith LLP is acknowledged as one of the world's leading legal practices. Established in London in 1882, we now have more than 1,200 lawyers across a network of offices in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our main clients are leading global and national businesses, many headquartered outside the UK.

Practice area – Corporate Energy
Main areas covered | mergers and acquisitions | project development | energy and natural resources | infrastructure | environment | projects
Key clients include | BP | BG Group | Centrica | Chevron | DONG | EDF | Government of Lithuania | OFGEM | Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica | UK Government
Sector expertise includes | energy acquisitions and disposals | energy corporate finance | energy project development | energy trading and regulation | oil and gas | power and renewables

The Role
The Herbert Smith philosophy is that we offer energy lawyers who can do all transactions in the energy sector from project development to mergers and acquisitions. We firmly believe this is what the clients want; lawyers who are interested in and knowledgeable about the energy business and have committed their careers to the sector. You will be joining a global team which operates across all our offices as a single unit.

We are now looking for an Associate to join our team in London to work on cutting edge transactions in the energy sector globally with a view to secondment to one of our international offices in due course.

It is essential to point out that the preferred candidate must have a willingness to travel and / or be seconded to any of the firms' network of offices in Asia, the Middle East or elsewhere.

Key responsibilities
• Expected to lead and negotiate transactions with limited supervision
• Responsible for drafting discrete pieces of legal advice for clients with minimal amendments
• Encouraged to adopt a client-facing role
• Supervise and develop Junior Associates and Trainees

Qualifications required
• 2-5 years PQE
• Excellent academics
• Energy experience acquired at a City or specialist firm
• Ability and drive to work on bespoke, big-ticket and complicated energy deals
• A keen interest in the energy sector
• A desire to work international and relocate as required

Work based competencies
We would expect the successful candidate to have a minimum of 2 years experience in private practice but would consider those with less experience providing they meet the required competencies
Job Details
Job Ref: 10-9302-LON
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: Full-Time
Location: London
Working Term: Permanent
Salary: Competitive benefits
Application Deadline: ASAP
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