Overview

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT/ NON-CONTENTIOUS CONST… Jobs in Dubai at Herbert Smith Freehills

Title: JUNIOR ASSOCIATE, PROJECT DEVELOPMENT/ NON-CONTENTIOUS CONST…

Company: Herbert Smith Freehills

Location: Dubai

DUBAI

THE OPPORTUNITY

Key Responsibilities:

Role-specific

Advising a range of corporations operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as global financial institutions

Involvement in project development transactions for both borrowers and lenders in large scale energy and infrastructure projects

Leading and negotiating transactions, assisting and supervising more junior associates and trainees

Building relationships with clients, identifying and acting on opportunities

Plan, prioritise and delegate

work tasks as appropriate and update supervising partner on progress.

Build client relationships –

provide excellent client service and prompt responses and progress updates to the client.

Support the firm and others –

build effective relationships with individuals and groups in other departments and offices; uphold the firm’s values; and assist with the preparation of legal precedents, legal articles, marketing documents and presentations.

Comply

with risk requirements, firm policies and all relevant professional responsibilities and legislation.

Key internal relationships:

Supervising lawyer, group partners and senior lawyers, associates/solicitors, trainees/graduate solicitors, business development staff, secretarial staff, paralegals

Key external relationships:

Clients, university and law school peers, other firms

Primary Objectives:

Contribute to excellent client service and perform fee-earning work, both under supervision and supervising juniors.

Make an effective contribution to the firm’s work by aiming to meet and exceed target hours.

Build on legal and commercial knowledge in chosen practice area.

Begin cultivating relationships with current client contacts where possible and in some instances, be a direct point of contact.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified/admitted legal practitioner

Excellent academics

Operating as a junior Associate, however we are open to considering candidates with more or less experience

Demonstrable experience of projects / infrastructure development and construction matters

Experience of advising on project documents (power purchase agreements, land lease agreements, shareholders’ agreements, fuel supply agreements)

Knowledge, understanding and experience in providing advice in relation to bespoke EPC contracts as well as FIDIC (Red, Yellow and Silver Books) forms, and O&M contracts

Experience of project finance work is also desirable (e.g. preparation of finance documents agreements for new infrastructure projects)

Experience of acting on complex commercial contracts and undertaking major procurement exercises

Experience of due diligence of projects in the M&A context is desirable

Knowledge of PPP/PFI structures is essential

Awareness of current market developments and key players

Strong foundation legal skills, including drafting, writing, reviewing, negotiation and project management.

Familiarity with law firm profitability and key drivers for financial efficiency.

Ability and drive to work on bespoke, big-ticket and complicated transactions

A strong interest in the energy, real estate and infrastructure sectors, including:

Power, water and renewables;

Oil & Gas;

Social infrastructure;

Transportation; and

Real Estate

GROUP / TEAM

Projects

GROUP / TEAM DESCRIPTION

Infrastructure/Projects team

Herbert Smith Freehills has been the lead adviser on many of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects and transactions throughout the …

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