Pinsent Masons

Without clients, we do not exist.

Our biased view is that legal services at all times should underpin the clients' needs and business objectives. We are dedicated to tipping the scales in your favour. Making sure you win - whether that's in Court or in your marketplace.

Helping you achieve transformational change

We guide a diverse range of multi-national clients through transformational change.  So when you need to know whether to press ahead with major change, we’ll give you an answer, not a 15-page note.  Our lawyers don’t need to sit on the fence.  They know the answer and they’ll tell you.

You’ll get the best advice on project structuring and procurement to attract the best bids, achieve value for money, and ensure your project is delivered on time.  We’ll give you the edge if you’re bidding.

When you’re buying, selling or investing, we’ll help you finance for growth and create value.  This includes introducing you to influential and helpful funders.  When you’re closing the deal, we’ll be fighting in your corner with you. 

Should relationships with your customers, suppliers or business partners not go as well as planned, our substantial litigation team is on hand to help you resolve matters and protect your business interests – through mediation, arbitration and the Courts.

In the minefield that is today’s regulatory environment, we’re out in front of you, assisting you in sorting out the risks from the opportunities.

Consistency and innovation in your day-to-day business development

We’re constantly monitoring your sector.  So in matters like corporate governance issues and pensions, you can rely on us to get things consistently right.  You’ll benefit from our accumulated research into your sector and regulatory environment. 

If you have a multi-jurisdictional matter to deal with, you’ll benefit from our international reach.  We share our knowledge with clients on a continual basis through regular reporting, seminars, bespoke in-house training, and public courses.

When you’re looking to save money (who isn’t?), we lead the field in cost-cutting innovation.

Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 15, 2018
Full time
    CORPORATE FINANCE PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT LAWYER - LONDON   The Team The Corporate Finance ("CF") practice is a significant part of the firm’s international Corporate practice and has been identified by the Firm as a key area for investment as it seeks to enhance its reputation in the City of London. The Corporate practice comprises some 120 lawyers including more than 35 partners. At Pinsent Masons, CF work is broadly interpreted as doing corporate work for listed companies and investment banks and other intermediaries active in the public markets. Examples would include advising on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers and providing day-to-day advice on the Listing Rules, the AIM Rules, the DGTRs, the Prospectus Rules, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the market abuse regime. . In the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, November 2017 the Firm is ranked second in terms of number of Stock Market clients (excluding companies listed on the Specialist Funds Market), with an impressive roster of listed companies. We also enjoy leadership positions in the number of Stock Market clients we act for in the Industrials and Oil and Gas sectors and we are the top ranked firm in terms of number of AIM clients. The Role This is a new and exciting role offering the opportunity to create and manage the resources and products required by a team of CF lawyers acting on, and competing for, significant mandates for clients active in the public markets. It also offers the chance to lead internal education and to contribute to publicising the team and its achievements through external opinion-forming activities. You will report to a small team of CF partners drawn from across our UK offices and will establish good connections with both our Director of Knowledge and Innovation and with the team of Professional Development Lawyers. Your main responsibilities will include:- taking control of all CF knowhow resources across the firm, evaluating their quality and coverage and putting in place resources and systems to address any shortfalls in quality and coverage and ensuring accessibility of resources to members of the CF team. This would include evaluating our template bank, prioritising production and maintenance of templates not available elsewhere, updating/maintaining and creating templates and associated practice notes, providing knowhow updates to the team, putting in place resources to deal with prospective legislative and regulatory changes; providing research and practical experience guidance to all team members from partners to trainees and extracting deal information and knowhow; creating thought leadership material such as regular CF bulletins for banks and intermediaries and commenting on market developments through OutLaw and other external publications and assisting in producing our highly popular Boardroom Briefing each month; leading the CF education programme by creating content and delivering training sessions; and taking part in business development activities, eg participating in external conferences, joining in PDL networking events, anticipating legal issues in pitch opportunities and finding ways to differentiate our team. Skill set required You would: be a lawyer of at least 5 year's PQE gained in a UK corporate finance practice of a firm recognised for this type of work; be currently a practising fee earner or a PDL in a firm recognised for CF work; be experienced in equity capital markets and have at least some knowledge of public takeover practice (and a willingness to engage in that area); have the ability to engage with senior members of our firm and be an excellent teacher with high quality drafting and IT skills; be tenacious with well developed people skills; have an enthusiastic and resourceful approach, being a pro-active and motivated self-starter with excellent organisational skills and an enjoyment of working to deadlines; and be full time (although there could be some flexibility over this requirement) and have some flexibility to travel and the ability to engage with cross-office working. Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice. Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 15, 2018
Full time
CORPORATE FINANCE LAWYERS - LONDON Brief We are currently looking to recruit lawyers to join the London Corporate Finance practice, ideally candidates with 2-5 years PQE experience in corporate finance transactions advising listed companies, investment banks and corporate finance advisers on a range of listed company transactions. The Team   The Corporate Finance ("CF") practice is a significant part of the firm’s international Corporate practice and has been identified by the Firm as a key area for investment as it seeks to enhance its reputation in the City of London.  The Corporate practice comprises some 120 lawyers including more than 35 partners.  At Pinsent Masons, CF work is broadly interpreted as doing corporate work for listed companies and investment banks and other intermediaries active in the public markets.  Examples would include advising on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, takeovers and providing day-to-day advice on the Listing Rules, the AIM Rules, the DGTRs, the Prospectus Rules, the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and the market abuse regime. . In the Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide, November 2017 the Firm is ranked second in terms of number of Stock Market clients (excluding companies listed on the Specialist Funds Market), with an impressive roster of listed companies.  We also enjoy leadership positions in the number of Stock Market clients we act for in the Industrials and Oil and Gas sectors and we are the top ranked firm in terms of number of AIM clients. The Candidates Required The successful candidates will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or a busy corporate finance practice of a leading regional firm.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be team players with a keen, client-focused approach. They will also have strong academic backgrounds and excellent communication and organisational skills.   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.    
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION ASSOCIATE – LONDON     The Candidate Required We are currently looking to recruit a talented construction and engineering disputes lawyer with 4 years plus PQE to join our Construction Advisory and Disputes team in London.  There is some latitude around the level of PQE. Candidates must be technically excellent but, equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach and excellent communication and organisational skills.    Background to the CAD Team Consistently ranked number 1 on a global scale for construction, energy and infrastructure with a first class team of over 170 lawyers, Pinsent Masons LLP is recognised both nationally and internationally as the leading adviser to the construction and engineering industries and for infrastructure and energy projects.  We have an unrivalled reputation in acting for contractors, project companies, developers, public bodies, funders and insurers.  We act for over half of the UK's top 50 contractors, a large number of the top contractors worldwide and an impressive range of private and public sector clients.  Our deep understanding and close alignment to the construction sector enables us to offer an "entire project life cycle" service to our clients.  Our legal services span national and international procurement techniques and strategies (including PFI and FIDIC) and all forms of dispute resolution   The Opportunity High quality engineering and construction work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop rewarding and sustainable client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.  
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Funds Lawyer (3-5yrs PQE) - Edinburgh/London     FUNDS LAWYER – EDINBURGH OR LONDON Brief We are seeking to recruit a private investment funds lawyer into the London or Edinburgh office of our Funds team. The ideal candidate would be a lawyer with 3 to 5 years experience of funds establishment and related work. Our Investment Funds Team Our Funds team act for institutional investors including pension funds and fund managers on the full range of their investment funds work; fund structuring, formation and investment work with a focus on key sectors including real estate, energy, infrastructure, debt and buy-out funds. We advise investors into fund structures and on secondary transactions. African funds are also an area of interest. Our team has seen significant recent growth with one partner and 3 associates joining the existing team in the last 6 months. We now need to recruit again to service our existing work but we have exciting plans which we believe will mean further significant growth. We are committed to invest further in the team and in this practice area. We work closely with members of our tax team to provide the full service of legal advice for the structuring and establishment of funds.  The funds team is a part of the financial services group and therefore has the full support of a team of regulatory lawyers to provide advice on the related financial regulation aspects of fund raising - e.g. financial promotion and AIFMD. Our current team includes experienced partners with in-depth experience of all aspects of fund raising including funds established in the Channel Islands, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands.  Also, our Dublin office opens in December and one of the founding partners, Gayle Bowen is a funds partner. With our existing UK team being principally based across our London and Edinburgh offices, we view the addition of Dublin fund capability as an exciting development, particularly with Brexit. Our funds team provides exciting opportunities to grow and develop. We believe that our funds team is at the start of an exciting journey with fantastic opportunities to exploit established relationships within the firm and to explore new relationships from existing good connections. We believe that this is an opportunity for the right candidate to join at the start of an exciting journey.  Basic requirements The ideal candidate will be able to support our team and will have experience of advising on various matters relating to establishing and investing in investment funds.  It will also be essential that the candidate enjoys business development.  Relevant experience will include: drafting constitutional documentation including limited partnership agreements, unit trust deeds and shareholder agreements; drafting and negotiating ancillary documentation such as management agreements and administration agreements; advising on carried interest arrangements; reviewing marketing material and conducting verification exercises; high level advice on UK financial regulation as it relates to investment funds (specifically a familiarity with AIFMD and the UK's financial promotion regime); negotiating fund documentation with investors and dealing with side letter requests; drafting LLP agreements in relation to setting up new managers; dealing with offshore law firms and administrators; reviewing fund documentation for institutional investors and preparing user friendly reports; negotiating with fund counsel when acting for investors (either as cornerstone investor or as a minority investor) and ideally when acting for UK pension funds; and discussing new funds with both start-up and experienced managers. Additional attributes As well as having the experience mentioned above, the candidate should be: strong academically; happy to work on creating marketing material, know-how and being involved in business development – this is a growing team and accordingly we would like the candidate to take an active part in that; prepared to work on a small number of mandates that don't fit a traditional private funds role – this will include joint venture agreements and occasionally advice on M&A transactions in the funds space although that type of work is always done with the support of our corporate team; a team player who can work with different teams and lawyers across the firm; and keen to work in a growing international firm that is making headlines.   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Nov 20, 2017
Full time
Real Estate Lawyer (From 6yrs+ PQE) - London   REAL ESTATE LAWYER - LONDON   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors and is growing its international real estate offering. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   Our Property Group has been at the leading edge of much of this innovation, having developed a new approach to undertaking investment and asset management work via its SmartDelivery proposition, including smarter use of technology and know-how to streamline the delivery of our services to our clients (we've automated all of our core real estate precedents and regularly use our own AI systems to facilitate large scale due diligence projects, for example) and resourcing non-legal/administrative tasks via our teams of paralegals, leaving our lawyers free to focus on getting deals done.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit two England & Wales qualified real estate lawyers to join our London real estate team. We are looking to recruit candidates who have 6+yrs post qualification experience. Background We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated real estate lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your real estate deal, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 240 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice. Our breadth of experience coupled with our specialist knowledge means that whether we are advising on a complex multi-million pound development or arranging a quick sale of a single building, our clients receive the legal support they require, when and how they want it. We have an extensive track record advising on all aspects of multi-million pound developments throughout the UK.  We are able to field a cross-discipline team of lawyers who are a match for the scale and complexity of the work involved.  Our clients include major developers, funders, investors and local authorities. The Candidate Required The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.    The successful candidate will be 6+ years qualified in England & Wales with experience of commercial real estate transactions.    What will we offer you?   We are a market leading, dynamic and growing international team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients. You will be working with colleagues who are leading specialists in the real estate sector. We invest in our team and have a first class training and career development programme. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in communications and sourcing. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best of breed" services.   Key characteristics of the real estate senior associate we are looking for Technically excellent and with previous real estate experience of at least six years From private practice or have spent several years in private practice (with a City firm ideally) Experience of leading on and/or performing the second in command role on complex real estate projects Enthusiastic and a team player Self starter, commercially aware and client focused Enthusiastic regarding business development and with significant previous experience of a wide range of BD activities Experience of supervising more junior lawyers and trainees within the team Strong academic background, excellent communication and organisational skills The Opportunity The very best transactional real estate work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.  
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Full time
  Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.   Brief We are looking to recruit one Civil Fraud Litigator between 6-8 yrs PQE to join the London office of our Litigation, Regulatory & Tax team. Background The Commercial Dispute Resolution team in London is organised along four primary service lines, which are: Energy, International & Cross Boarder Litigation for Corporates Professional and Financial Services (including banking disputes) Private Capital & Risk Services We have 8 partners in London working in these service lines and two legal directors.    Within the Investigations service line we advise on civil fraud litigation and asset recovery, with opportunities to become involved with internal investigations concerning regulatory issues from a civil law perspective, cross boarder trust disputes, crisis management and global asset recovery. The role will require lawyers to learn quickly in a fast paced environment that will require, at times, long hours (and possibly unsocial hours) if worldwide freezing orders or disclosure orders are required. The role will require the candidate to have a good understanding of this area of law and also be able to demonstrate initiative, confidence and ambition. The person will also need to be highly organised and able to communicate effectively both within the team, with Counsel, with clients and offshore firms owing to the international dimension of our work. The person who joins this team will learn how to offer practical solutions in circumstances where clients are placed in stressful situations often involving reputational damage and regulatory bodies.   The Candidate Required The candidate must have a good grounding in contentious matters relating to corporate clients, be a team player with an enthusiasm to work in the area together with a real enjoyment of working in the department and with the team.   The candidate will be working on large scale fraud disputes concerning financial disputes. The work will also include a mixture of urgent interim relief type applications including worldwide freezing orders, disclosure orders and cross border applications.   The candidate will have to have had trial experience and interim relief experience and be prepared (when necessary) to work unsocial hours.   The role will not include criminal corporate crime issues. Other attributes include: (i) Knowledge of freezing orders, disclosure orders and search and seize orders. (ii) Intellectually astute, technically excellent, the ability to advise both on law and practical solutions in a logical manner, an open mind to all new developments and strategies  and to be commercially aware; (iii) The confidence to draft tailored legal advices, pleadings, witness statements, skeleton arguments, submissions and complex correspondence – lack of previous experience in any of these areas is not an issue as the right candidate will gain experience and training of these in the role; (iv) Good communication skills, both written and oral. As the successful candidate will be given a lot of responsibility from the outset and will have direct client contact at all levels within the client's business. It is important that the candidate will have the confidence and personal skills to interact well with clients as well as other parties involved with a mater.  Further it is expected that the candidate will interact well, and treat with respect, all colleagues within the firm.    
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER - LONDON Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   Brief Ranked the number 1 global firm for construction for the past ten years in a row, with a first class team of over 170 lawyers specialising in construction, energy and infrastructure, Pinsent Masons LLP is recognised both nationally and internationally as the leading adviser to the construction and engineering industries and for infrastructure and energy projects.  We have an unrivalled reputation in acting for contractors, project companies, developers, public bodies, funders and insurers.  We act for over half of the UK's top 50 contractors, a large number of the top contractors worldwide and an impressive range of private and public sector clients.            Our deep understanding and close alignment to the construction sector enables us to offer an "entire project life cycle" service to our clients.  Our legal services span national and international procurement techniques and strategies (including PFI and FIDIC) and all forms of dispute resolution. The Candidate Required Due to continued growth in our practise, we are recruiting another enthusiastic, ambitious and talented lawyer who will be qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales this year to join our Construction Advisory and Disputes team based in London head office. The successful candidate would ideally be from a specialist construction disputes background, although candidates from a commercial litigation background may also be considered, particularly if that includes experience in energy disputes and/or international arbitration and you can demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for our work and desire to join our leading team. Candidates must have an excellent academic background and be technically excellent but, equally important, be commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach, excellent communication and organisational skills, plus a good sense of fun.    The Opportunity ·          Highest quality engineering and construction work, both domestic and international, joining the recognised world's best construction law team. ·          Early responsibility and active encouragement to develop rewarding and sustainable client relationships. ·          Opportunities for international travel, secondments to other PM offices and to gain 'in house’ client experience ·          Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" hub training and Academy personal development programmes
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER – LONDON   Closing date: 7th August 2017 Salary: Competitive Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer from 5 years+ PQE to join the Energy & Infrastructure Finance team in London.   Background The role sits within the London Energy & Finance team. The Energy & Finance team carries out a wide range of finance work focused on the energy & infrastructure sectors, including project finance, renewable energy finance, PPP/PFI and sector-focused acquisition finance in the UK, Middle East and Africa. The clients consist of a number of international banks, development banks, lead arrangers, construction companies, infrastructure asset owners/sponsors and renewable energy developers.  This is a transactional role, with a large amount of client contact, where experience of both debt & capital markets would be an asset. The role demands undertaking business development and marketing activities with enthusiasm.   The Candidates Required The successful candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be team players with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.   The candidate should have a broad banking experience, with experience in energy or infrastructure finance important but not essential. Energy and enthusiasm for transactional work is required. The Opportunity The very best national and international projects work. Responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.
Pinsent Masons Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
PROPERTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER – BIRMINGHAM/LEEDS/MANCHESTER   Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit a Property Dispute Resolution ("PDR") lawyer for fixed term maternity cover to join our regional teams based in Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester. We are looking for candidates who have 6+ years post qualification experience. Background We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated property lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your property matter, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 330 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice. Our breadth of experience coupled with our specialist knowledge means that whether we are advising on a complex multi-million pound development or arranging a quick sale of a single building with the accompanying PDR advice that ensues usually on an urgent basis, our clients receive the legal support they require, when and how they want it. The PDR team was rated in the first tier in Yorkshire and North East and second tier in Real Estate Disputes in the Midlands in this year’s Chambers directory and thus in the top five firms respectively  in these regions. It acts for a wide range of impressive clients including leading institutional investors, developers involved with some of the largest projects in London, London Estates, well known energy and infrastructure providers, local authorities and universities, working collaboratively with colleagues in Development, Planning and Environment and Energy and Infrastructure teams to nip potential issues in the bud, suggesting drafting to avoid litigation but where required, rolling up their sleeves and engaging in litigation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution.   Chambers’ credentials speak of Pinsent Masons’ PDR practice as “"Powerful practice acting for household names from a broad range of sectors including energy, food and drink, retail and development.  Handles high-profile, one-off claims such as those relating to compulsory purchase and dilapidations and also manages all contentious aspects of a number of clients' extensive property portfolios. And “"They have got the resources to call upon specialists - they offer a full service."   "Entrepreneurial, flexible and responsive - they really seek to understand the client's position."   The Candidates Required   The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice.  Candidates must be technically excellent, commercially aware and committed to excellence in client service. They should also be ready to become involved in business development. They will be a team player with proven supervisory skills and a strong client focused approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.    The successful candidate will have 6+ years' experience of handling property dispute matters.  We are looking for individuals who enjoy black letter law, problem solving, working closely with clients and are enthusiastic about developing the team and generating new business and cross-selling.    It would be beneficial (but not essential) if the successful candidate had experience of an interest in advising local authorities or public sector clients, developers and/or investors on the impact of residential tenants’ rights (e.g. enfranchisement, rights of first refusal etc.) on mixed use developments and the ways in which schemes can be structured to (i) avoid or mitigate the impact of these rights applying, and (ii) maximise the prospects of full service charge recovery. An involvement in advising local authorities on housing-led mixed use regeneration schemes, in particular vacant possession strategies (including under grounds 10/10A of the Housing Act 1985), consultation requirements and dealing with challenges and steps to mitigate risk: A role in PDR will provide a varied workload across the breadth of the firm, including:   a)     commercial property management work (covenant enforcement, 1954 Act renewals etc) requiring efficiency and organisation in dealing with routine matters (with the help of our paralegals) and a high level of familiarity with the relevant law to ensure non-routine matters are identified and dealt with properly; and b)    property development related risk avoidance, advice and litigation involving black letter law and strategic and commercial thinking; and c)     cutting edge work, particularly for our sector clients involving a willingness to take on new property related areas outside the usual PDR work and become expert in those.
Pinsent Masons Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
PROPERTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER – BIRMINGHAM/LEEDS/MANCHESTER   Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit a Property Dispute Resolution ("PDR") lawyer for fixed term maternity cover to join our regional teams based in Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester. We are looking for candidates who have 6+ years post qualification experience. Background We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated property lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your property matter, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 330 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice. Our breadth of experience coupled with our specialist knowledge means that whether we are advising on a complex multi-million pound development or arranging a quick sale of a single building with the accompanying PDR advice that ensues usually on an urgent basis, our clients receive the legal support they require, when and how they want it. The PDR team was rated in the first tier in Yorkshire and North East and second tier in Real Estate Disputes in the Midlands in this year’s Chambers directory and thus in the top five firms respectively  in these regions. It acts for a wide range of impressive clients including leading institutional investors, developers involved with some of the largest projects in London, London Estates, well known energy and infrastructure providers, local authorities and universities, working collaboratively with colleagues in Development, Planning and Environment and Energy and Infrastructure teams to nip potential issues in the bud, suggesting drafting to avoid litigation but where required, rolling up their sleeves and engaging in litigation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution.   Chambers’ credentials speak of Pinsent Masons’ PDR practice as “"Powerful practice acting for household names from a broad range of sectors including energy, food and drink, retail and development.  Handles high-profile, one-off claims such as those relating to compulsory purchase and dilapidations and also manages all contentious aspects of a number of clients' extensive property portfolios. And “"They have got the resources to call upon specialists - they offer a full service."   "Entrepreneurial, flexible and responsive - they really seek to understand the client's position."   The Candidates Required   The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice.  Candidates must be technically excellent, commercially aware and committed to excellence in client service. They should also be ready to become involved in business development. They will be a team player with proven supervisory skills and a strong client focused approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.    The successful candidate will have 6+ years' experience of handling property dispute matters.  We are looking for individuals who enjoy black letter law, problem solving, working closely with clients and are enthusiastic about developing the team and generating new business and cross-selling.    It would be beneficial (but not essential) if the successful candidate had experience of an interest in advising local authorities or public sector clients, developers and/or investors on the impact of residential tenants’ rights (e.g. enfranchisement, rights of first refusal etc.) on mixed use developments and the ways in which schemes can be structured to (i) avoid or mitigate the impact of these rights applying, and (ii) maximise the prospects of full service charge recovery. An involvement in advising local authorities on housing-led mixed use regeneration schemes, in particular vacant possession strategies (including under grounds 10/10A of the Housing Act 1985), consultation requirements and dealing with challenges and steps to mitigate risk: A role in PDR will provide a varied workload across the breadth of the firm, including:   a)     commercial property management work (covenant enforcement, 1954 Act renewals etc) requiring efficiency and organisation in dealing with routine matters (with the help of our paralegals) and a high level of familiarity with the relevant law to ensure non-routine matters are identified and dealt with properly; and b)    property development related risk avoidance, advice and litigation involving black letter law and strategic and commercial thinking; and c)     cutting edge work, particularly for our sector clients involving a willingness to take on new property related areas outside the usual PDR work and become expert in those.
Pinsent Masons Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
PROPERTY DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER – BIRMINGHAM/LEEDS/MANCHESTER   Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading offering.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit a Property Dispute Resolution ("PDR") lawyer for fixed term maternity cover to join our regional teams based in Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester. We are looking for candidates who have 6+ years post qualification experience. Background We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated property lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your property matter, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 330 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice. Our breadth of experience coupled with our specialist knowledge means that whether we are advising on a complex multi-million pound development or arranging a quick sale of a single building with the accompanying PDR advice that ensues usually on an urgent basis, our clients receive the legal support they require, when and how they want it. The PDR team was rated in the first tier in Yorkshire and North East and second tier in Real Estate Disputes in the Midlands in this year’s Chambers directory and thus in the top five firms respectively  in these regions. It acts for a wide range of impressive clients including leading institutional investors, developers involved with some of the largest projects in London, London Estates, well known energy and infrastructure providers, local authorities and universities, working collaboratively with colleagues in Development, Planning and Environment and Energy and Infrastructure teams to nip potential issues in the bud, suggesting drafting to avoid litigation but where required, rolling up their sleeves and engaging in litigation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution.   Chambers’ credentials speak of Pinsent Masons’ PDR practice as “"Powerful practice acting for household names from a broad range of sectors including energy, food and drink, retail and development.  Handles high-profile, one-off claims such as those relating to compulsory purchase and dilapidations and also manages all contentious aspects of a number of clients' extensive property portfolios. And “"They have got the resources to call upon specialists - they offer a full service."   "Entrepreneurial, flexible and responsive - they really seek to understand the client's position."   The Candidates Required   The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice.  Candidates must be technically excellent, commercially aware and committed to excellence in client service. They should also be ready to become involved in business development. They will be a team player with proven supervisory skills and a strong client focused approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.    The successful candidate will have 6+ years' experience of handling property dispute matters.  We are looking for individuals who enjoy black letter law, problem solving, working closely with clients and are enthusiastic about developing the team and generating new business and cross-selling.    It would be beneficial (but not essential) if the successful candidate had experience of an interest in advising local authorities or public sector clients, developers and/or investors on the impact of residential tenants’ rights (e.g. enfranchisement, rights of first refusal etc.) on mixed use developments and the ways in which schemes can be structured to (i) avoid or mitigate the impact of these rights applying, and (ii) maximise the prospects of full service charge recovery. An involvement in advising local authorities on housing-led mixed use regeneration schemes, in particular vacant possession strategies (including under grounds 10/10A of the Housing Act 1985), consultation requirements and dealing with challenges and steps to mitigate risk: A role in PDR will provide a varied workload across the breadth of the firm, including:   a)     commercial property management work (covenant enforcement, 1954 Act renewals etc) requiring efficiency and organisation in dealing with routine matters (with the help of our paralegals) and a high level of familiarity with the relevant law to ensure non-routine matters are identified and dealt with properly; and b)    property development related risk avoidance, advice and litigation involving black letter law and strategic and commercial thinking; and c)     cutting edge work, particularly for our sector clients involving a willingness to take on new property related areas outside the usual PDR work and become expert in those.
Pinsent Masons Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT LAWYER - BIRMINGHAM   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors and is growing its international real estate offering. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   Our Property Group has been at the leading edge of much of this innovation, having developed a new approach to undertaking investment and asset management work via its SmartDelivery proposition, including smarter use of technology and know-how to streamline the delivery of our services to our clients (we've automated all of our core real estate precedents and regularly use our own AI systems to facilitate large scale due diligence projects, for example) and resourcing non-legal/administrative tasks via our teams of paralegals, leaving our lawyers free to focus on getting deals done.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit England & Wales qualified real estate lawyers to join our Birmingham property team. We are looking to recruit candidates who have 6yrs+ years post qualification experience. Background We boast one of the largest teams of dedicated real estate lawyers in the UK. When you instruct Pinsent Masons to act on your real estate deal, you are tapping into the combined expertise of over 240 highly skilled lawyers, including many renowned experts. Clients praise us for our commercial approach, providing clear, relevant and timely advice. Our Birmingham real estate team is one of only a few in the Midlands ranked tier 1 by both Chambers and Legal 500. The top drawer nature of the work we do is recognised by Chambers (" Eminent full-service real estate practice acting for an impressive roster of blue-chip clients. Noted for its adept handling of investment, asset management and development matters, with expertise across a broad range of sectors including residential, automotive and energy" ). By joining our team, you'll become part of a recognised market - leading practice, advising on some of the largest deals in the UK/region, such as the award-winning deal to bring the new HSBC retail bank HQ to Birmingham. Our breadth of experience coupled with our specialist knowledge means that whether we are advising on a complex multi-million pound development or arranging a quick sale of a single building, our clients receive the legal support they require, when and how they want it. We have an extensive track record advising on all aspects of multi-million pound developments throughout the UK.  We are able to field a cross-discipline team of lawyers who are a match for the scale and complexity of the work involved.  Our clients include major developers, funders, investors and local authorities. The Candidate Required The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm or large regional practice.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.   They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.     The successful candidate will be 6yrs+ years qualified in England & Wales with experience of commercial real estate investment and asset management.  They will have undertaken a number of high value commercial real estate investment transactions and should have a very good grasp and understanding of the structuring and delivery of high value, tax-driven,   real estate investment and asset management deals, including forward funded developments, development pre-letting and complex portfolio and multi-let acquisitions/disposals, with a good appreciation of the issues typically encountered on those transactions and the solutions to them, whether advising the developer or investor/funder.    
Pinsent Masons Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
EMPLOYMENT LAWYER – BIRMINGHAM   Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high‑quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate.   With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 20 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines. In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm and recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times.   The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.   Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice. Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery.   For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution.   It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Brief We are currently looking to recruit an Employment Lawyer, to join the Employment Group in our Birmingham office. The role has arisen as a result of the growth in the team and not as a result of somebody leaving. Ideally therefore we would welcome applications from lawyers who have had one years post qualification experience in employment law. We are prepared though to be     flexible on PQE level and will consider applications from exceptional NQ lawyers. The team in our Birmingham office is ranked as a leading employment team in Birmingham both by Chambers and Legal 500. Background Our Employment Group nationally is independently recognised as one of the best and most experienced teams in the country.  With over 60 employment lawyers, [Are we not more than this now?] we have one of the best resourced teams of employment specialists of any law firm in the country, offering national coverage from all of our offices.   The team's focus is to deliver confident and commercial advice to help its national clients deliver their strategic objectives and to navigate their day to day activities. The team will therefore be looking for an individual who can help provide its clients with commercially acceptable solutions, not merely details of the legal issues.  The team's approach has resulted in it developing long term relationships and partnerships with clients, many of whom are household name companies. Any successful candidate would have the opportunity therefore of working with an enviable client base. The team's focus is on growth and this role has been approved to help drive that. The Birmingham team is a critical part of the growth plans. The role will be focused on providing day to day advice to our clients, supporting on corporate and outsourcing transactions and drawing on the investment in technology providing day to day and tribunal support.  In line with the wider firm the team's focus is on growth, we continue to contribute to the firm's development of large national and international relationships with key clients in chosen sectors. The Candidate Required The successful candidate will ideally have gained at least 1 years' post qualification experience in a large commercial law practice, building up local market knowledge and contacts and with experience of dealing with day to day helpline support; management of tribunal claims and corporate support including advice on restructuring and transfer of undertakings.  Experience of tribunal advocacy and/or an interest in this areas would be advantageous but is not a necessity. They will have a strong academic background and an outgoing personality.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.   They will be a team player with a strong client focused approach.   They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills.   For any queries, please contact our In-house recruiter, Attia Jawed.   We only accept CVs that are logged on the Recruitment portal. The Opportunity The very best national and international work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. To be part of a supportive team environment. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.
Pinsent Masons Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
BANKING LAWYER - BIRMINGHAM   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit a Birmingham based Lawyer with 0-3yr PQE to join our Banking team.  There will be opportunities to work on both asset based lending and banking transactions, regionally and nationally. Background We advise a broad range of funders and borrowers on a wide variety of financing transactions.  We act for all the UK clearing banks, a number of other European and investment banks, independent financiers and investment funds on all types of facilities from acquisition finance, leveraged finance and real estate finance to asset based lending, securitisation and debt capital markets.   We also act for many borrowers, from listed companies to small enterprises, on their financings.   Our practice is broad and very varied.   We have a high quality legal service banking team with access to a deep knowledge of current market practice.   We deliver a truly partner led service and strongly believe in being fully joined up across our network of offices.    Our talented team of lawyers has an insight and appreciation of the needs and pressures of clients in the financial services sector.  We are renowned for the quality and speed of delivery of our advice, our innovative thinking and our grasp of commercial issues.   Independent commentators on the legal profession rate our group's abilities across the range of specialist banking areas in which we advise and describe us as "impressive and prized by the high-profile banking clients" for whom we act.   The Candidate Required The ideal candidate must have some banking experience.  An understanding of asset based lending and/or invoice financing and/or LMA documentation is helpful but not essential.   The successful candidate will ideally have gained experience in either a leading national or City firm.  Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.   They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach and excellent communication and organisational skills.     A willingness to work across a variety of the banking specialism is a must.   In return the candidate will received unrivalled exposure to a range of exciting and challenging finance work.   The Opportunity The very best national and international work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2017
Full time
Department : FIHC – Pensions   Location : London – travel may be required to meet the practice and client needs     Job Title : Paralegal     Hours of work: 9..30am – 5.30pm (flexibility required)     Reports to: Pensions Partners – Isabel Nurse-Marsh and Carolyn Saunders     Purpose of the role:   The primary role of the paralegal is to assist fee earners in working on multiple accounts to support clients with pension projects. The paralegal's work will include taking instructions from the clients, drafting of documents, legal research, the preparation and maintenance of document bibles and the management of client reporting systems. It may also involve working at the client's premises. This is a highly varied job which will include involvement in advisory, transactional and litigation matters requiring a flexible attitude and the ability to engage at every level of the group so as to become integral to its business objectives and delivery.   The Role General Matter Responsibilities: · Legal research · Organising client document information bundles and court bundles · Manage and co-ordinate documentation on large scale cases including working with online document management systems · Review of documentation to identify key provisions / materials / filter for fee earner · Preliminary drafting of scheme amending documentation · Client liaison – point of contact for routine queries, updating clients on general developments · Drafting correspondence with clients and other parties · Drafting member communications · Preparation and monitoring of project plans · Preparation of client bills and narratives · Phoning chambers for counsel's availability and booking counsel · Attending meetings and note taking Client Management · Paralegal will be assigned to various client service teams and will be expected to become familiar with the client's processes and procedures and reporting requirements · Key interface between the firm and client for taking instructions · Preparation of regular reports for client · Assisting in preparation of client training materials Knowledge Management · Creating client knowledge/management files · Assisting with the preparation of precedents/precedents express · Assisting with the preparation of client facing publications   Key Skills   · Pro-active approach to identification of work to be done · Strong people skills and ability to project credible and professional image to the client · Strong written and spoken communication skills with all levels of staff · Ability to project management and prioritise · IT literate with a good knowledge and high degree of competency in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint · Excellent organisational skills with acute attention to detail · Educated to degree level and ideally would have completed the LPC. · Must be flexible as overtime may be required at short notice.  
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jul 31, 2017
Contract
Patent Attorney (Maternity Cover) - LONDON   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   The Role Pinsent Masons is a leader in the life sciences arena. The firm is currently looking to recruit a part qualified / finals standard patent attorney as maternity cover to join its life sciences team.  The patent attorney will have an enthusiasm forgaining greater experience of the practical and technical elements of life sciences patent litigation, including oppositions before the European Patent Officel. The candidate will have been working in a well regarded firm or industry position having a strong life sciences practice, have experience of handling patent applications in the biotechnological and / or pharmaceutical fields, but must also be willing to work on matters in the broader chemical field.  Experience of opinion, due diligence and / or contentious work would be advantageous.    A first degree in the chemistry or biotechnology fields is essential. The candidate will have real ambition and will be able to work effectively in a team.  The role will involve principally supporting one Partner in the London office.       Introduction to Life Sciences at Pinsent Masons Pinsent Masons has one of the most comprehensive life sciences offerings of any firm in the UK and that is supplemented by sector specific expertise in a number of our international offices.  In the UK Pinsent Masons have market leading practices in the following Life Sciences disciplines:- Patent litigation including oppositions before the EPO IP advisory / opinion work Licensing and collaboration Regulatory Corporate finance Capital markets Mergers and acquisitions In addition the firm has product liability experience, industry specific tax expertise (Patent Box, EIS, R&D Tax Credits, EMI Share Options schemes) and supplementary services such as employment and property law. Life Sciences is a key industry sector focus for the firm and one in which there will be further growth. Background to Pinsent Masons Pinsent Masons LLP is an international law firm with over 350 partners and around 1900 lawyers world-wide, providing a full range of corporate and commercial services.  The firm ranks amongst the top 75 global law firms.   While headquartered in the UK, our reach extends across key European jurisdictions as well as five offices in Asia Pacific and two in the Gulf.
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
Competition Lawyer (from 2-3yrs PQE) - London   We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer specialising in competition law to join the EU & Competition Group, and to be based in our London office.       COMPETITION LAWYER - LONDON   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines. In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice. Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Brief We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer specialising in competition law to join the EU & Competition Group, and to be based in our London office. We are looking for a candidate who has from 2-3 years PQE. ·          We are looking for a candidate to work on EU and UK competition law matters. They will not be expected to advise on State aid or public procurement law. ·          The candidate will ideally have gained experience in a City firm.   We would also be interested in a candidate from the Brussels offices of City firms or in-house lawyers from industry or any of the competition regulators. ·          Candidates must be technically excellent and have experience in the fields of merger control, antitrust including cartels, vertical agreements, abuse of a dominant position and/or market studies and investigations. They should be willing to handle a mix of competition work in these areas.   ·          Experience of the energy, financial services, technology or pharmaceutical sectors would be of strong interest. ·          Experience of international trade law, including the WTO regime, would also be of interest. ·          We are looking for a candidate who is confident and articulate with a passion for competition law, and willing to take a lead role on matters and client relationships with appropriate partner support. ·          We are also looking for someone who is commercially aware and enthusiastic about internal and external business development, and with an interest in innovation. ·          They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. ·          They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills. The Competition Team The Competition team at Pinsent Masons is highly regarded, sizable and experienced with strength across all areas of competition law. The team comprises 8 partners and 18 lawyers, of which 6 partners and 8 lawyers advise purely on competition law matters, with the remaining lawyers advising solely on State aid and public procurement law. The competition team is based in London, Birmingham and Munich but works seamlessly as a single team. One of the key advantages of working for the Pinsent Masons EU & Competition Group is the wide variety of interesting and high profile work across all the key areas of UK and EU competition law, for example: ·          Antitrust : We have extensive experience of advising on criminal and civil cartels investigations by the CMA, including advising on the recent Galvanized Steel Tanks cartel and on the only remaining CMA criminal cartel investigation in relation to Precast Concrete Drainage Pipes .   Previously we have advised on EU and UK cartel investigations including in the construction, dairy and cement sectors. We advised on the Yen LIBOR investigations by European Commission, FCA, CFTC, US DOJ, Canadian Competition Bureau and Swiss Competition Authority, and we advised MBNA/Bank of America on the long-running credit card interchange fee investigations by the European Commission and OFT. We also advised National Grid plc on the abuse of dominance investigation by Ofgem that led to an infringement decision and fine of £41.6 million and the subsequently successful appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal. ·          Merger control: We regularly advise on Phase I and 2 UK mergers including the $1bn merger between AMC, Odeon and UCI group; Teva's £600mn disposal of Actavis and University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust's £1.4bn acquisition of the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. We also advised Groupe Eurotunnel on its merger control litigation against the CMA that reached the Supreme Court. ·          Market investigations : The CMA recently concluded two major investigations into both the energy sector and retail banking market. We advised E.On on the former and a leading retail bank on the latter. These are the biggest investigations ever undertaken by the CMA - and our work for these major clients is a signifier of our reputation in the area. We also advised on market investigations in relation to aggregates and payment protection insurance, amongst others. ·          Competition Litigation:   Partner Ben Lasserson leads on the instructions by a number of the largest companies in the UK in relation to follow-on damages claims concerning the 'Trucks cartel' where the European Commission imposed a €2.9bn fine. We also regularly advise on appeals of regulators' decisions to the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the courts. ·          State aid: this is a 'centre of excellence' for the firm and an area of practice where we can genuinely claim to lead the market. We advise on highly sensitive and innovative matters where we have achieved exceptional outcomes for our clients. Our high calibre, repeat clients include E.On, European Commission, Saint Gobain, Motor Fuel Group, Groupe Eurotunnel, Capita Plc, Mabey Group, Legal & General, Manchester City FC, Ferrovial, DCC plc, Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try, Morgan Sindall, SIG Plc, Hanson, Department for Culture, Media & Sport, IMI, Zurich, Sellafield, AMEC, Allianz, Aviva, Royal & Sun Alliance Group, and Tesco Bank.   In the 2017 legal directories, Chambers describes the team as "very efficient, knowledgeable and have a good understanding of commercial needs. They have a good strategic sense of how to get the client where they want to be" and "the team is an excellent set of competition lawyers, deeply committed to delivering great outcomes for clients". Legal 500 refers to Pinsent Masons' ‘responsive’ department which includes various ‘well-respected experts’, and delivers ‘first-class service’. This is an exciting time to join Pinsent Masons given the continued growth of the firm in the UK and internationally, including across Europe. It is also an opportunity to be a key part of the growth and expansion of the EU & Competition Group as we look to expand the team's presence in the UK and in Europe. Competition Partner Alan Davis recently re-joined the team as its new Head of EU & Competition from Jones Day. Consistent with the firm's culture and values, there is a strong collegiate and entrepreneurial culture within the team. The team's business development activities are firmly focused on the firm's key sectors of Energy, Advanced Manufacturing and Technology, Financial Services and Infrastructure, as well as Government and Real Estate. Brexit will offer both challenges and opportunities for the team and our team is at the heart of the firm's Brexit activities with Competition Partner Guy Lougher leading the firm's cross-disciplinary Brexit Advisory Team which advises clients in a joined-up way on the implications of Brexit.  We are also anticipating the need to provide more international trade law advice, including on the WTO regime, and are engaged in upskilling our team on trade law and looking to recruit specialists in that field.
Pinsent Masons London, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER – LONDON   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.   Brief We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer from 5 years+ PQE to join the Energy & Infrastructure Finance team in London.   Background The role sits within the London Energy & Finance team. The Energy & Finance team carries out a wide range of finance work focused on the energy & infrastructure sectors, including project finance, renewable energy finance, PPP/PFI and sector-focused acquisition finance in the UK, Middle East and Africa. The clients consist of a number of international banks, development banks, lead arrangers, construction companies, infrastructure asset owners/sponsors and renewable energy developers.  This is a transactional role, with a large amount of client contact, where experience of both debt & capital markets would be an asset. The role demands undertaking business development and marketing activities with enthusiasm.   The Candidates Required The successful candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.  They will be team players with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.  The candidate should have a broad banking experience, with experience in energy or infrastructure finance important but not essential. Energy and enthusiasm for transactional work is required. The Opportunity The very best national and international projects work. Responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.
Pinsent Masons Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jul 23, 2017
Full time
COMMERCIAL LAWYER – BIRMINGHAM   Firm Introduction Pinsent Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions across a full range of legal disciplines.   In recent years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include 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, technology and tax advice.   Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as ‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations.     Brief We are currently looking to recruit a lawyer - NQ-2 years PQE to join the Commercial Team in our Birmingham office.   Pinsent Masons LLP has one of the leading and most established commercial law practices in the UK. Operating across a network of offices nationwide, our substantial practice provides a full range of commercial services across a variety of sectors. The practice provides a full range of advice and guidance, including in relation to: outsourcing, distribution and agency, long term supply agreements, public sector procurements, contractual joint ventures, IT contracts and procurement contracts.   The Candidate Required We are looking to recruit a lawyer from NQ to 2 years PQE to join our Commercial Team based in our Birmingham office.  The role would involve undertaking a varied caseload from large projects through to small matters.  It is an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer to join a dynamic and thriving practice where they can benefit from early responsibility.  The clients are high profile and cross a range of sectors including manufacturing, education, public sector and financial services.  The breadth and depth of work means the successful candidate would have the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of work before determining their interests and specialising as their career progresses. The successful candidate will have gained experience in a large commercial practice specialising in drafting, negotiating and advising clients on a wide range of commercial contracts including both goods and services.  The experience would be broad and include distribution and agency agreements, outsourcing agreements and project work.    A good understanding of data protection and intellectual property law would be beneficial but is not essential.     Candidates must be technically excellent, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development.    They will be team players with a can-do attitude, strong client focused approach and an ability to 'think outside the box' and develop innovative solutions. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.   The Opportunity The very best national and international work. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.