Mining & Energy Transition Lawyer – London

Pinsent Masons
London (Central), London (Greater)
Closing date
17 Mar 2023

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Solicitors – Private Practice
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Practice Area
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
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Job Description


We are currently looking to recruit a Mining and Energy Transition Lawyer with between 4-6yrs PQE, to join the Projects Group in our London office. 

The partner, to whom the candidate will report and have direct access to, is head of the global mining team, head of the West Africa team, head of the African O&G practice. He is on the Legal500 Powerlist of leading energy & infrastructure lawyers in Sub Saharan Africa.

The team

Energy is one of the firm's key sectors and we have one of the largest dedicated energy teams of any international law firm. We are widely recognised as one of the leading providers of legal services to the energy industry covering the entire value chain internationally. As the world moves from a high carbon to a high metals environment, there will be increasing demand for lawyers who can bridge the mining, wider extractives (including oil & gas) and energy fields.

The role sits within the London Energy Transition & Finance team, which is part of the Projects Group. The team leads on some of the most important international transactional and advisory matters in the EMEA region and works closely with M&A and disputes teams on multidisciplinary mandates where an “energy” skill-set is a leading strategic driver.  The team has acted on the acquisition of Africa’s largest lithium project, on the creation of Azule Energy, Africa’s largest energy business, and on Africa’s largest energy restructuring.

The Candidate Required

Our requirement is for a candidate ideally in the 4-6 years PQE range. The candidate should be commercially aware with keen eye for detail and have strong corporate, commercial or energy experience. Enthusiasm for transactional and advisory work as well as a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills are required. Experience in mining or oil & gas work is desired.

The role demands undertaking business development and marketing activities with enthusiasm, and may involve international travel including to Europe and Africa. Additional languages are helpful but not a pre-requisite.

The Opportunity

  • The very best national and international energy 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.


Pinsent Masons won the ‘Best Talent and Inclusion’ award at The Lawyer Awards 2022 and is the only law firm named in the top 16 most inclusive businesses in Europe by the Financial Times Diversity Leaders Report. The firm is named amongst the top inclusive UK employers for the 16th consecutive year by LGBT+ equality charity Stonewall in its Workplace Equality Index and won the Legal Business ‘Law Firm of the Year’ award in 2021. Go to to view all of our global awards and nominations.

To apply for this role

Should you require further details, please contact our in-house Lateral Recruitment Advisor Anwen Wallington who can discuss the role and requirements.

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At Pinsent Masons we value diversity and inclusion. We are committed to creating a better workplace where all our talent can succeed and feel like they belong. We want to attract, retain and develop people at all levels and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates whatever your ethnicity, religion, age, physical or mental disability/ long term condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by local law in the jurisdictions in which we operate.


Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating from 27 locations throughout Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.  We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.

We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery and believe that innovation flourishes in a diverse workforce. We are proud that in the same financial year Pinsent Masons was recognised as law firm of the year at the Legal Business Awards, we were also named the top employer for LGBT people by Stonewall, one of the top fifty employers for women and ranked 21st out of 700 companies by the Financial Times in their Diversity Leaders list. 

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