Associate, International Projects Group

London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
4 Mar 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Corporate, M&A
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
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About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visithere.

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Team overview:

Our globally integrated practice applies our in-depth expertise across the spectrum of participants in the oil and gas industry. We routinely advise IOCs, NOCs, regional oil companies and funders (debt and equity) on high-profile projects and transactions defining the market. Providing strategic advice to all of these industry players allows us to understand the commercial and legal issues from a number of different perspectives.

Job overview:

We are looking for a mid-level Associate with experience in M&A; specifically within the oil and gas and broader energy sector. Typical responsibilities will include:

  • drafting and negotiating sale and purchase agreements (asset and share) and ancillary transaction documentation;
  • assisting on and supervising due diligence exercises; and
  • playing a leading role in transaction management.

Working with highly-motivated partners, you will be responsible for developing the firm's existing and new client relationships in an area that is a strategic focus for the firm. You will also assist in developing our highly-skilled junior associates and trainees.

Essential skills and experience:

  • A mid-level qualified lawyer with post qualification corporate and oil and gas experience with a leading international law firm.
  • A track record in asset and share M&A transactions, including oil and gas transactions in the North Sea and internationally, and broader oil and gas and energy sector.
  • Good organisational skills and experience in transaction management.
  • Enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work.
  • Excellent client relationship skills and experience of business development.
  • Client facing experience and the ability to understand and respond effectively to client needs with a determination to provide innovative solutions wherever appropriate.
  • A commercial approach and an ability to advise and negotiate in a considered and confident manner across a wide variety of contractual arrangements.
  • An enthusiastic team-player who can work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and expand technical knowledge beyond core transactional skills.
  • Excellence in attention to detail, identifying inconsistencies that indicate problems with quality of work or misunderstanding of client's needs.

Career advancement:

An established Associate Career Path Framework is in place clearly defining expectations and outlining opportunities for promotion.

Secondment opportunities:

Opportunities often arise for associates to spend time on secondment in house with a key client of the firm. From time to time, secondment opportunities also come up within other Ashurst offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Salary: Competitive


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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+44 20 7638 1111
London Fruit & Wool Exchange
1 Duval Square
E1 6PW
United Kingdom
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