Mid-Level Associate (at least 3 years PQE) projects/infrastructure disputes

  • Reed Smith
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Aug 08, 2017
Full time Energy Projects/Infrastructure

Job Description

UK Job Description  

Job Title 

Associate


Job Location 

London


Description 

We are seeking a Mid-Level Associate (at least 3 years PQE) projects/infrastructure disputes associate to join this ambitious and growing team. The role is focussed on advising clients (owners and contractors) in relation to large scale energy, infrastructure and construction projects around the world – both during projects (as project counsel) and in relation to dispute proceedings – including adjudication, litigation and international arbitration.  Based in our London office, the work is both UK and international so international travel will be involved.   The salary for this role is £80,000 - £87,500).


Overview

Reed Smith is a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 28 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.


Operating as one global partnership, we represent leading international businesses from FTSE 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises; advising clients on cross border transactions, international commercial disputes and regulation. We specialise in industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, advertising, technology and media, shipping and real estate.


We all share a common culture, with core values supporting the firm’s commitment to add value, achieve excellence, and promote professional development.


The Team 

Reed Smith’s Projects and Infrastructure team as an extensive legal experience and in-depth practical knowledge of the construction, engineering, energy and natural resources sectors and the group has provided legal advice for some of the world’s largest, most complex and high value projects.


The team at Reed Smith has a proven track record in providing project support, working in integrated teams with its clients and the full range of consultants, whether engineers, schedule managers or advising experts. In the event of legal issues arising, our expert team is available to deliver real-time advice, as well as strategic claims advice, claims management and support.


Responsibilities 

  • Advise clients from inception to completion of projects, including post completion issues (dispute resolution).
  • Provide clients procurement options and contracting strategies, address interface issues, review tenders and support the evaluation process.
  • Identify key project risks including undertaking contract negotiations, drafting EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts, management and consultancy agreements, JVs (joint ventures) and JOAs (joint operating agreements).
  • Provide project support by working in integrated teams with clients and a full range of consultants, whether engineers, schedule managers or advising experts.
  • Deliver real-time advice, strategic claims advice, claims management and support.

 

Key Requirements 

  • A common law jurisdiction qualified lawyer with at least 3 years post qualification relevant construction law experience in a top-tier law firm
  • Broad experience of project counsel and disputes work, particularly in relation to large infrastructure, energy and construction projects
  • Extensive experience of dispute proceedings – including adjudication, litigation and international arbitration
  • Ability to lead complex disputes proceedings with limited partner supervision
  • Experience of engaging with witnesses, experts, drafting pleadings and advocacy
  • Extensive technical construction law experience
  • Commitment to excellent client service
  • Desire and experience of being involved in business development and marketing
  • Ability to handle client contact from the outset