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7 months ago
Pinsent Masons
Location: Birmingham
Job type: Permanent
Category: Lawyer Jobs


We are currently looking to recruit a commercial lawyer with energy sector expertise - 3-6 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, contractual joint ventures and procurement contracts. Pinsent Masons LLP also has a highly experienced, global energy practice. As industry experts,we have represented clients for many years across the whole spectrum of the energy industry. Our clients include utilities oil service companies, oil exploration and refining companies, independent system operators, power station owners and operators, public and private utility contractors, financial institutions and governments.

The Candidate Required

We are looking to recruit a commercial lawyer with energy sector expertise from 3 to 6 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 and is supporting household name clients both locally and nationally working across the Pinsent Masons network of offices. It will be a client facing role with excellent client contact opportunities. The candidate should have a solid understanding of the energy sector and the regulatory environment surrounding it. Ideally the candidate would have experience of regulated markets and low carbon innovation including on-site generation projects.

It is an excellent opportunity for a junior lawyer to join a dynamic and thriving practice where they can benefit from early responsibility. Whilst the role is primarily focused on supporting energy sector clients the breadth of the commercial practice means there will be opportunities to the successful candidate to get a broad range of experience if they wish. The clients are high profile within the energy sector (and within broader sectors) which means the work is high quality and dynamic.

The successful candidate will have gained experience in a large commercial or projects practice specialising in drafting, negotiating and advising clients on a wide range of commercial contracts including energy regulation and low carbon solutions. The experience would be broad and include long term supply agreements of goods and services, 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.

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. The firm has a turnover of £330 million 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. The firm has strength and ambition in five key sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, Financial Services, Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Real Estate.

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.

For more details, please contact our in house Recruitment Advisor Rachel Chapman who can discuss the role and requirements.

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