Construction Partner - Mid-Sized International Law Firm
- Full Time
Our client is an Anglos Saxon law firm with well-established offices across most of the main European, ME and Asian commercial centres. They also have a NY office that is small but focussed on its core practice areas that mirror the London office and complement in other areas. They advise on NY law and work closely on cross border deals with lawyers from other international offices. The international offices are well integrated with London which facilitates better cross selling initiatives and sharing of intelligence than some of the larger firms where protectionism of clients is more likely.
The construction law team in London actively seeks a partner with disputes/international arbitration experience. They have acted and continue to act on behalf of clients in a wide range of contentious construction and engineering matters ranging from high profile construction litigation and international arbitration through to smaller disputes in the construction and technology Courts.
Disputes are typically domestic UK matters and cross-border to include matters such as a recent matter involving a European offshore substation where they acted on behalf of the main contractor, a claim arising out of a $0.5 billion project in relation to an offshore oil platform project, a dispute involving an East Asian EPC contractor client involved in the construction of a combined cycle power plant in a main West African jurisdiction.
The firm has a strong transactional infrastructure projects group as well as a rated offshore energy/marine services and commodities team. The firm is currently seeking to further develop in the emerging and frontier markets including target countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Whilst they work with a number of the independent law firms in these jurisdictions they recognise the importance of hiring lawyers directly from these key jurisdictions who will enable them to navigate their way far more effectively in winning business on the ground.
This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the few remaining stable mid-sized Anglo-Saxon law firms that has maintained its profitability and collegiate culture over many decades and where partners tend to remain for a long time.
Partners with construction litigation/arbitration experience gained in an international environment would be of interest.