Paris – Project Finance Lawyer

Clifford Chance

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Paris – Project Finance Lawyer


Clifford Chance

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Company DescriptionInformation about the FirmClifford Chance has the world’s leading global finance practice. It is the largest group in the firm with a multi-disciplinary practice which stands out from our competitors for the range, caliber and international scope of the deals we handle and the advice we provide. It is significant that we are client-focused rather than product-focused. This means that we can (and do) adapt to our clients’ needs as their markets and priorities change.
Our award-winning team is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners Global Banking & Finance category and our high-quality and ground-breaking international practice continues to be one of the most highly respected in the market.Our Paris office is a global hub for project financing and development and is an integral part of the Worldwide Projects Group (a network of more than 200 Clifford chance project lawyers). Our geographic and sectoral scope of intervention is extremely broad and diverse. Our team is composed of lawyers of a dozen nationalities, most of whom are both civil and common law lawyers. We continue to be considered – both in France and abroad – as a leader in energy projects. The team regularly intervenes on complex, innovative and flagship/leading projects.Job DescriptionWho you will work withYou will be a member of our Project Finance team which is part of the Global Finance Markets.
You will be delivering advice to a wide range of clients, including banks, financial institutions, corporates and private equity funds.
The Project Finance team is made up of 4 Partners, 4 Counsels, 10 lawyers and is seeking to recruit one lawyer. We have a team of recognised experts in a number of sectors. In each of these sectors, we have worked on some of the largest and most innovative projects:

  • Renewable energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Energy (non-renewable)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining and Metals
  • Infrastructure

What you will be responsible forAs a lawyer at Clifford Chance your remit will be to apply your full knowledge of the law by identifying legal issues, drafting documents and advising clients – we will expect you to:

  • Have responsibility for drafting legal documents clearly and concisely.
  • Create solutions using your legal knowledge, applying effective research techniques.
  • Challenge and test advice against legal compliance and risks.
  • Be proactive to pursue and expand legal knowledge to ensure legal knowledge and technical expertise up to date.
  • Utilise client focus initiatives in terms of driving understanding and monitoring service levels of their individual client needs.
  • Engage with knowledge resources effectively and collaborate in knowledge initiatives for the Firm.
  • Manage matters with a disciplined practice – comprising of timely timesheet submission, adhering to matter opening and conflicts clearance processes.
  • Adopt best delivery tools: e.g. templates, Legal Support Centre, Resource Management, Legal Project Managers, Matter Balance Reports.

QualificationsYour career experience so farWe are seeking a mid-level lawyer, English-law qualified and trained, who can demonstrate proven post-qualification experience in project development, project finance and export credit finance. Your knowledge and experience will probably have been gained at a leading practice with a reputation for work in this area.
We expect an outstanding academic history and proven first rate legal skills, combined with a strong reputation amongst clients for providing commercial solutions, excellent transactional and management skills.
You will naturally be able to demonstrate excellent document drafting skills. You should also demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills, along with a high level of commercial awareness and will have had strong exposure of collaborating with multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary teams.
It is crucial that you can demonstrate an appetite for business development, client relationship management and thought leadership.How we will support youFrom your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to grow and develop your skills and knowledge through formal training, informal coaching and mentoring as well as skills-based and technical training and on the job learning.

  • We are pioneers with an unrivalled knowledge of the market and we have worked on many of the market leading transactions.
  • We advise on the biggest, most interesting and most high-profile project finance transactions. The range, calibre and international scope of our deal flow is unique – and makes us stand out from our competitors.
  • As well as recruiting the best people, we insist on the professional development of all our employees. Our lawyers work continuously to develop both legal and personal skills through the training programmes offered by the ‘in-house’ law education system, the Clifford Chance Academy.
  • We offer all our lawyers an opportunity for secondment, whether to one of our overseas offices or to a London based client, subject to the current restrictions under which we are all required to operate.
  • We are proud of our reputation for being a very informal, meritocratic and diverse group and reinforce this with regular social events – both ad hoc and organised.

Additional InformationWho we areWe are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.
Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating – full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.
Our one firm global strategy is focused on targeted growth led by the needs of our core clients, those who we can best support with the breadth and depth of Clifford Chance expertise, across the sectors and geographies, which matter most to them.
You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.
Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet.Equal OpportunitiesAt Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.
We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.
We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.
Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm.#LI-EA1

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Fri, 08 Mar 2024 08:44:10 GMT

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