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A well-regarded client is looking to grow their in-house team here in London with the addition of a lawyer with a solid background in contentious commodities work. While the primary focus of your work will be regarding commodities, you will also be exposed to dry shipping disputes. From our conversation with the hiring manager, the key draws of this position include: • Quality of work. You will be working at the sharp end of the law, tackling the same legal issues as those encountered by top tiered city law firms.• Remuneration. Your salary sits above the London private practice market rate. You will be England & Wales qualified with at least 7 PQE, with a strong experience in contentious commodities work and ideally some contentious dry shipping experience. If this position has caught your interest, do get in touch for a discreet discussion.
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced ship finance paralegal to support a team of shipping lawyers in their London office.You will be working with a collegiate team of experienced ship finance lawyers, doing high quality ship finance work for primarily shipowners.Some of the key draws of this job include: Quality of work. Our client receives instructions from prominent shipowners. Remuneration. You will be paid in line with well-regarded city law firms.If you have paralegal experience in ship finance, and the above opportunity is of interest, do get in touch for more information.
Kelly has been instructed on a rare partnership opportunity with an English law firm in New York. A full service international firm, they are keen to add strength to their aviation practice by hiring a partner to take the lead in growing an asset finance team in New York.The firm has a strong network of aviation finance clients globally and developing further client relationships in the New York market is of strategic importance to the firm. They currently act for Banks, Financiers, Lessors and airlines around the globe. They have a growing book of business in New York they are able to pass across to the incoming partner alongside providing business development support and cross referrals.This is a rare opportunity for an associate on the cusp of partnership to make a move in which they will inherit a client base as well as the Partnership title and remuneration rewards.For a discreet discussion on the firm, the role and remuneration, please get in touch to organise a discussion.
We are currently supporting a long standing client to continue the expansion of their transportation group. We have successfully hired a number of partners and associates for the team in the past and are able to provide detailed advice to help you decide if this firm is right for you.Our client is a global international law firm with a long established marine and energy team. Operating across litigation, finance and projects on behalf of an international marine and energy client base, the firm is keen to further strength their team with the hire of a partner with expertise in offshore oil & gas. The firm is able to offer the incoming partner a platform from which to strengthen an existing client base. They have institutional clients and the opportunity to benefit from instructions sent to London from their international offices. This firm are known for their generous remuneration packages at both fixed share and equity partner level. For a detailed insight into the firm, the partnership team and remuneration, please get in touch.
Our services have been retained by a longstanding client in their search for a Claims Manager for their London office. Our Client is an IG P&I Club which has grown over the years into a stable, international presence. You will be joining the Claims and Contract review team, reviewing offshore related contracts such as Heavycon, Supplytime and projects contracts in respect of specialist operation such as construction and installation. The key advantages of this opportunity include: High quality of work. You will do doing some of the best work in the market. Work life balance. This is your chance to step away from billable hours. You will be either common law qualified with at least 3 PQE or have at least 3 years of contract review experience gained within a P&I Club. Any experience in the offshore market will be an advantage. If the above opportunity is of interest, do get in touch to find our more.
A longstanding client has retained our services in their search for a senior lawyer for a leadership position in their London or Scandinavian office. Given our past successful experience recruiting for them, we look forward to assisting you throughout the application process.You will oversee and coordinate the casualty and major claims project teams of our client. You will support, guide and manage the teams of claims directors, claims managers and claims executives who will be working on said processes.Some of the key advantages of this job include: Prestige. Even amongst the IG P&I Clubs, our client boasts significant tonnage. Leadership Opportunity. Senior positions are rare and highly coveted due to the high retention rates of P&I Clubs. Quality of work. You will be overseeing some of the most notable cases in the market. Given the importance of this position, you will be common law qualified with at least 6 years of wet shipping experience. In addition, you will ideally have managed teams, processes and ran casualty projects independently. Do note that this role could require you to travel to casualties.If the above role is of interest, do get in touch for a discreet discussion.
In light of increased work, an IG P&I Club has enlisted our services to grow their London Office. This is a rare opportunity for an experienced shipping lawyer to join a strong and stable P&I Club in one of their largest offices.You will be doing a mix of both FDD and P&I work, being the first port of call for members.From our conversation with the hiring manager, some of the key advantages include: High quality of work. You will be doing some of the best work in the market. Friendly and Collegiate office. The London team work well together and are well run. Work life balance. This is your chance to step away from billables.You will be a common law qualified lawyer with at least 5 PQE. England & Wales qualified lawyers will be at an advantage, however. You will also ideally have a background in dry and/or wet shipping.If the above role has caught your interest, do get in touch.
A longstanding client is looking to grow their Hong Kong office with the addition of a project finance lawyer. Having spoken to the hiring partner, we look forward to assisting you throughout the application process.This is an opportunity to join a well-regarded international private practice in one of their most dynamic offices. You will be doing some of the best quality of work in Hong Kong.You will be exposed to a broad range of finance work. This will include asset finance as well as projects finance in the renewable energy, LNG and petrochemicals sector.Some of the key draws of this job include: Variety of work. You will be exposed to a broad range of high-quality work. Remuneration. Our client pays above market. Business development opportunities. You will be involved with our client’s business development programmes.You will be Hong Kong or common law qualified with at least 2 PQE. Additionally, you will have a background of asset or project finance experience. Business proficiency in English and Cantonese is essential. Fluency in Mandarin will be a strong advantage.If the above role has caught your interest, do get in touch for a discreet discussion.
With in-house opportunities becoming increasingly rarer in the market, Wadkins Associates is excited to support a leading P&I Club as they look to grow their Japan office. The position is for a Senior Claims Manager, with your responsibilities split between handling complex legal P&I / FDD work and managing a team of junior claims handlers. On the claims side, you will be responsible for investigating, assessing, negotiating and resolving some of the more complicated and high value P&I or Defence claims. However, the bulk of your work will be providing leadership, coaching and member management. Your main responsibility will be building a team that is professional, efficient and able to deliver market leading claims and advisory services to Club Members. In addition to that, you will represent the Club when meeting new Members or working with existing ones. The key draws of this position include: Leadership opportunity. Senior positions in Clubs are rare and highly sought after due to the low staff turnover. Prestige. Our client is well-regarded in the market and boasts a significant global tonnage. Member facing. This opportunity allows for significant involvement alongside the underwriters in terms of business development and Member retention. Due to the complexity and leadership requirements of the work, you will need to be common law qualified, with at least 5 PQE with a shipping focus. An ability to display leadership experience will be a strong advantage. If the above position has caught your interest, do get in touch.
A market leading private practice has enlisted our support in their search for an Asset and Project Finance Associate for their Frankfurt office. We had a great discussion with the hiring partner about this position and look forward to assisting you throughout the application process. You will be involved in a broad range of asset finance work, from aviation finance to some rail finance and even structured investment products. You will also be exposed to financial project insolvency issues as well as general project and corporate M&A work. From our conversations with the hiring partner, the key draws of this job include: Quality of work. You will be doing the highest quality aviation finance work in the market. Collegiate office. The team is friendly and work closely with the London office. Remuneration and progression. Our client pays near the top end of the market and has great career prospects. You will be common law qualified, with England & Wales qualified lawyers having an advantage. Due to the complexity of the work, you will need to be 2+ PQE. A background in Asset Finance is highly desirable but lawyers with a broader finance experience will be considered. If the above role is of interest, do get in touch for a discreet discussion.