The Projects group specialise in large scale, award winning and market-leading projects across the world - covering oil and gas, petrochemicals, LNG, thermal power, renewables, nuclear, water and waste, mining, airports, roads and bridges, ports, stadia, telecoms, and rail related transactions.
We act for host governments, sponsors, lenders, contractors and suppliers. Our broad experience advising the full range of market participants means that we are able to anticipate, and importantly to understand, issues and problems that may arise during the course of a project and find constructive solutions to them.
Required skills and characteristics
Qualified to practice law as a Solicitor or Barrister and have relevant experience as well as excellent academics, including at least a 2:1 at degree or above (or equivalent);
Able to maintain a polite and professional demeanour when dealing with clients;
Ability to communicate assertively when under pressure; and
Ability to influence using appropriate techniques.
Innovative and practical
Key Responsibilties and Challenges
Your key responsibilities will include drafting, reviewing and negotiation of documents, chairing internal and external meetings, client relationship management and business development activities with existing and potential clients.
Taking initial instructions internally or externally, delegating where appropriate
Research, due diligence and information management
Drafting and reviewing documentation, demonstrating familiarity with precedents and market standards
Client Relationship Management
Taking a lead role in advising the client under appropriate supervision
Providing commercial and legal advice to the client
Demonstrating thorough market knowledge to identify current trends and concerns in relevant industry sectors. Able to present ideas to the client to resolve current market issues and anticipate potential problems
Supervising teams and demonstrating control (particularly of documentation) through effective delegation
Debriefing at the end of a matter or at other appropriate stages
Co-ordinating, coaching and monitoring the work of others to facilitate achievement of objectives
Effective organisation of documentation and project plans
Managing meetings effectively by setting clear objectives and agendas and encouraging other’s participation
Networking with client to capitalise on new business opportunities
Contributing to quality know-how and transaction bibles and their upkeep
Delivering practice specific training to develop junior associates
Coaching less experienced associates and trainees
Regularly giving and seeking clear performance feedback to/from others Linklaters - 11 months ago