Senior Associate, Corporate - Power & Renewables

South East England
06 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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:

Ashurst is acknowledged as having one of the world's leading international corporate practices and has a reputation for sensible, cost-effective commercial advice. With over 100 partners across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia, our expertise extends to advising on public and private M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, prime brokerage, investment funds, restructuring and insolvency together with a broad range of regulatory issues.

Our corporate team advises across a broad range of industry sectors including energy and infrastructure, financial services, insurance, healthcare, communications, manufacturing and real estate. Our corporate practice is fully integrated with our tax, finance, competition, IP, IT, employment and pensions teams.

An opportunity exists for a suitable candidate to join our corporate team advising clients predominantly engaged in the infrastructure sector on mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, joint ventures and reorganisations.

The team handle transactions with international content including large, multi-jurisdictional deals and assist with structuring transactions to accommodate different international regulatory requirements.

The team is ambitious to build on the extremely successful practice that already exists by adding team members with the same passion and drive for the industry as them

Job overview:

We are looking for a senior level qualified lawyer with significant experience in M&A in the power and renewables sectors that is keen to focus on M&A in the power and renewables as well as broader infrastructure sector.

Typical responsibilities on transactions will include:

taking client instructions right from day one;
guiding the client through the transaction;
negotiating sale and purchase agreements (corporate and asset) and ancillary transaction documentation;
advising on joint venture and high value commercial agreements;
assisting and supervising due diligence exercises; and
playing a leading role in transaction management.

In addition to strong technical skills, you should be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for business development and strong interpersonal skills as there will be extensive opportunity to build client relationships and contribute to business planning.

Essential skills and experience:

Significant post qualification experience in corporate and asset/business sale M&A, with a focus on the power and renewables sectors, with a reputable international law firm. Broader M&A experience in the infrastructure sector would be desirable.
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.

Representative clients

Macquarie Capital in respect of the purchase of interests in Baltic 2 (German offshore wind farm)
Electricity Supply Board in respect of the purchase of interests in the Galloper wind farm
iSquared Capital in relation to the purchase of Green Frog Power
Atlantis Resources on the acquisition of Europe's largest tidal power project and the acquisition of SIMEC Uskmouth Power
Dalmore Capital Consortium on the acquisition of Cory Riverside Energy

Recent Work

Amber Infrastructure, Brookfield, CKI, Dalmore Capital, DWS, Equitix, Foresight, Macquarie Capital and MIRA