Project Finance Lawyer

England, London, City of London
£100000 - £110000 per annum + + 20% Bonus
30 Apr 2021
28 May 2021
JN -042021-2568537
Sasha Veitch
Job Title
In House Counsel
Practice Area
Project Finance
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The role will primarily support the regulation and financing workstreams requiring an ability to work in a fast paced environment. The team is a relatively small team and the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about taking ownership of workstreams and be able to work flexibly across a number of areas sometimes outside their core expertise, with a "can do" attitude.

Client Details

My client is an ambitious project to connect the Irish and UK electricity grids via a 170km subsea cable. Now is an exciting time to join the business as it enters the advanced planning stages in readiness for a EUR450m (EPC Contract) investment commencing in mid 2021. Uniquely, my client is independently financed and backed by a market leading private investment group. My client will be one of the first interconnectors to obtain project financing.


  • Provide legal support to the Head of Regulation and Financing including working with the project's advisers to develop, negotiate and implement the financing arrangements.
  • Reviewing and putting in place licences such as Crown Estates, Irish Foreshore and working with the CRU to develop the interconnector licence development.
  • Respond to ad hoc legal questions on project documentation
  • Provide support to the other legal counsel on other project work as required, including aspects of the construction contracts
  • Provide legal input to risk assessments on project contracts, as well as the project risk register, as required
  • Provide input to the project programme and manage specific aspects of the legal budget, as required.


  • Qualified UK or Commonwealth solicitor with 5+ years PQE (not including training or graduate contracts) in a fast-paced construction, project financing or other relevant area
  • Track record in project financing legal documentation development and negotiation
  • Excellent experience of drafting, negotiating and managing contracts across a range of areas
  • Strong experience of transaction management and strong project management skills
  • Experience of general corporate law documentation.
  • Commercially aware with a strong interest in the development of infrastructure projects
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills at all levels within the business
  • Willingness to work closely with the other legal counsel to "divide and conquer" the busy legal program
  • Ownership of workstreams and challenges, with excellent attention to detail and an ability to not only meet, but drive others to meet, strict deadlines
  • Pro-active and able to work independently to sole problems
  • Able to roll sleeves up and be involved in all aspects of the project
  • Able to travel as required to Ireland
  • Able to work alone at home under current pandemic

Job Offer

12 months FTC + possibility

Opportunity to work for one of the most innovative projects

Competitive salary +bonus