Associate - Contentious Construction

DLA Piper
London (Central), London (Greater)
21 Feb 2018
29 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE


Associate (NQ-6 PQE), Contentious Construction
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Role Location: London EC2

Our Litigation & Regulatory Group comprises dispute resolution lawyers and regulatory specialists wherever the firm is represented, making it one of the largest specialist teams in the world.  Our full service offering is unique in its coverage and we can provide a complete solution to our clients' global dispute and regulatory needs, whether through political lobbying, risk assessment, investigations, defence, crisis management, media relations, regulatory representation, mediation, investment treaty arbitration, dispute resolution and strategic litigation.
Our Construction & Engineering dispute resolution team within the Group forms an essential part of the global cross practice sector team, Infrastructure, Construction and Transport.  The team offers specialist contractual and business advice to a diverse client base across the construction and engineering industry and those who interface with it, both at home and abroad.  We help clients understand the extent of their duties and obligations under contracts they have entered into both when deals are done and when things go wrong. We assist in the management of disputes and prepare strategies for dealing with claims be they by international arbitration, litigation, adjudication, expert determination or mediation.  
Following significant growth and further projected growth, we now have a new role for a Contentious Construction, Projects and Infrastructure Associate to join our market leading specialist team.  
The key focus of the role will be on domestic and international PFI/PPP disputes. Acting for a diverse client and sector base, the successful candidate will gain direct experience in all aspects of disputes avoidance, management and resolution of high quality highly complex disputes in the PFI/PPP sector. 
The role will be based in our London office with an existing team, but will also require frequent travel to Manchester and to our international offices. 
To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • Prior demonstrable experience of Contentious PFI/PPP work 
  • Up to 6 years PQE (We do not set upper or lower limits of pqe for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative pqe as an approximate guide for applicants);
  • Excellent skills in communication, client relations, team-working and project management; and
  • Be committed to providing DLA Piper's clients with a rounded and comprehensive range of services to help them conduct their business.

This is a rare opportunity to join a market leading team within one of the world's largest and most dynamic firms. 

Closing date for applications: 4th April 2018

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. 
We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.
We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment. 

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