Associate, Project Finance

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

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Banking & Finance, Project Finance
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 visit here .

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 team, of over 60 project finance lawyers, provides leading companies and financial institutions with incisive, commercial advice on some of the most challenging projects in the world. We operate a global network, working with sponsors, lenders and developers to deliver complex projects through innovative solutions to their most challenging issues. Over the last three years, we have advised on more than 100 projects globally, equating to more than $70bn of financing.

Job overview:

We are looking for a mid level Associate with experience in project finance. You will assist in advising on all aspects of the financing ranging from negotiating a long-form term sheet and advising on the finance and security documents and helping project manage and co-ordinating working with other practices and lawyers within the firm including corporate, derivatives and tax.

You will need to be experienced and comfortable with legal and commercial principles relating to security, guarantees, financial covenants, intercreditor terms as well as standard representations, covenants and events of default.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Post qualification experience in project finance with a reputable international law firm.
  • Experience advising clients within the renewables, transport or infrastructure sectors.
  • Good organisational skills and experience in transaction management.
  • Excellent academic track record.
  • Enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work.
  • Excellent client relationship skills and experience of business development.
  • 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
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