Senior Professional Support Lawyer - Global Energy, Mining and Infrast

5 days left

Baker McKenzie
South East England
25 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
The Role

The Senior PSL's responsibilities in supporting the Group and working in the team are:
First and foremost, develop, execute and maintain the Group's Core Precedent Roadmap. The Core Precedent Roadmap is the compilation of the Group's principal precedents and other key know how that are the minimum global legal know how needs of the Group that must be consistently kept up to date.
Ensure Group know how is available in the Firm's legal know how search system.
Develop and prepare training materials and organize and present seminars and training sessions relevant to the Group's lawyers.
Work closely with BD team members to provide legal knowledge to support developing client alerts, client webinars, thought leadership programs and other client facing collateral.
Action and implement other knowledge initiatives in the Group's Business Plan.
Help establish a "knowledge-sharing culture" within the Group through focused communications to publicize the benefits KM.
Work closely with the Director to ascertain and monitor the knowledge needs and priorities of the Group, including how to continuously improve the Firm's legal know how system.
Undertake legal and industry research as required.
Work with PSLs of other practices to help identify opportunities for working jointly with the Group on activities that are relevant across these other groups.
Work with office PSLs serving the Group, to monitor knowledge needs and priorities, particularly around new legislation and legal/policy developments.
Maintain the KM section of the Group's intranet page.
Contribute to Global KM projects and initiatives as and when required.
Liaise with the PSLs serving other Global Practice/Industry Groups, sharing best practices with them and learning from them.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current developments relevant to the Group and prepare update summaries
As needed by the Group, answer know how queries from the Group's lawyers.

The Team

At Baker McKenzie, we have been specializing in international energy, mining and infrastructure projects worldwide for over 60 years. Working seamlessly across our 74 offices in 46 countries, we can help clients to structure, acquire, finance and implement projects and manage their investments, whether in developed, developing or transition countries. We understand the needs of investors, financiers and other key stakeholders in large scale projects. With our local know-how and relationships, transactional capability and broad-ranging skills in finance, corporate, tax, environmental and competition law, we can deliver integrated cross-border legal services that are unrivaled. Our ultimate aim is to efficiently provide commercially effective solutions at every stage.

Key Skills and Experience Required

Law degree with a current license to practice law (or eligibility for one)
At least six years post qualification experience as a practicing lawyer focused on drafting English law-governed contracts
The six years post qualification experience should include at least three to four years of major projects deal work, such as conventional and green power projects; oil and gas projects; mining and metals projects; and infrastructure projects, particularly those structured as public private partnerships. Alternatively, candidates with a strong project or debt finance background will be considered.
Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

Why join us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

Acritas' Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index, 2016 - ranked 1st/Brand Index: 100
The Sunday Times' Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17: currently ranked 66th
The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017: currently ranked 7th
Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2016: Five awards: Most Innovative International Firm for Women, Best International Firm for pro bono work, Best in tax, Best in Employment and Overall Outstanding Female Practitioner Award

To Apply

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Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA - since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community.

The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.