Edinburgh - Energy, Transport & Infrastructure Associate

  • Dentons
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Jan 05, 2018
Full time Energy Project Finance Projects/Infrastructure

Job Description

Edinburgh posted on November 24, 2017

  PQE:  1 year + Term:  Permanent Working hours:  Full-time Reports to:  Partner Number of reports:  0 Practice group:  Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance (EIPF) Location:  Edinburgh

The department


Dentons is the largest energy practice in the world according to industry ranking by Law360 and is the UK law firm most consistently ranked in Tier 1 in Chambers and the Legal 500 for Energy since records began over 15 years ago. We pride ourselves on understanding the energy industry, and realising the opportunities within traditional sectors as well as new technologies. Upstream or downstream, from exploration and generation to marketing and retail, Dentons provide innovative advice and insight from a global perspective. We help equip businesses with effective solutions across the energy sector, from transactional and regulatory advice to political guidance and dispute resolution.

Infrastructure and Project Finance

Our Infrastructure practice is one of the largest and most experienced of any international law firm. It combines a deep and current legal expertise with sophisticated marketplace knowledge and industry expertise. We regularly act for project companies, developers, banks, investors, multilateral agencies, contractors, governments and other public sector bodies. We are active in all infrastructure sectors across the globe, and regularly act on rail, airports, health, education, roads, bridges and tunnels, prisons, public buildings, housing, water, wastewater, waste, defence and information technology projects.

Purpose of role

To work on a wide range of both UK and EMEA transactions advising on primary and secondary projects for both sponsors and funders across a number of sectors including Education, Health, Energy, Transport and general Infrastructure.

The role will primarily focus on the commercial aspects of primary and secondary projects but will also involve providing elements of corporate, financial services, banking, construction, commercial, regulatory and general transactional advice.

The role will provide outstanding experience in drafting and negotiating project/finance documentation.

Required experience, skills and attributes

Core Skills and Knowledge:

  • 0-4 years PQE
  • Experience of working with ETI team on transactions (not essential)
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Capable of working effectively within a large team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Technically outstanding and commercially focused
  • Ability to demonstrate a desire to be involved in the on-going development of the practice 

Language Capabilities

We are a truly global law firm and as such, always welcome hearing from those with foreign language capabilities. In light of our recent combination, Mandarin language fluency would be particularly advantageous given that China is now core to our strategy.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. If, as a result of a disability, you believe that there are aspects of the recruitment process or job that you would find more difficult than a non-disabled person, please tell us as soon as possible. We will then be able to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments that could be made to the recruitment process or the job itself.