It has been a real pleasure working with Kelly Wadkins in relation to our merger with Hill Dickinson. She has been consistently available, helpful and supportive. I think Kelly said all the right things at the right time. We could not have done it without her.
Wadkins Associates are a specialist transport law recruitment company with a proven and highly regarded reputation in the shipping energy and aviation sectors. We regularly assist talented lawyers, both from private practice and in-house to secure new opportunities in London and internationally.
Our client is unique. As many firms continue to stand with the traditional law firm model our client is paving the way for a new standard, operating as a hybrid between law firms and in-house legal counsel. They advise majors client in the energy and shipping market and offer much more by way of commercial advice to their clients than typically offered by external law firms
They are currently passing a significant amount of work across to other law firms and they are keen to develop a London team to cover this work but also to develop lawyers who are able to provide dynamic commercial advice to their clients. Whilst they are a law firm, the partners don't solely offer legal advice, but also work at the decision making point with MD's to help them scope out viable projects. They then work with in-house legal teams to provide guidance on how to help the board deliver its commercial objectives.
As they become exceedingly busy they are looking to bring a lawyer with transactional experience to the team. The ideal candidate, from their work or training contract, will have 4 to 9 years of experience. Those with trade finance experience will also be considered. They offer a great environment with associates given the same client interaction as partners and salaries in line with city rates.
Wadkins Associates have been impressed with how forward thinking, and driven this team are and we would recommend that anyone looking for an alternate to standard practice to talk to us for a better understanding of the role.
For more information on the position please do not hesitate to contact us on 0203 633 0962.
Wadkins Associates are a specialist transport law recruitment company with a proven and highly regarded reputation in the shipping, energy and aviation sectors, we regularly assist talented lawyers, both from private practice and in-house, to secure new opportunities in London and internationally.
Those with a transactional and non-contentious background within the shipping and offshore sectors are becoming increasingly desirable in the market as the work moves increasingly from the partner’s caseloads to that of the associates. The recent shift in the market has caused a gap in senior associates with this experience and therefore ship finance lawyers whom have a broader experience across construction contracts and refit contracts are increasingly desired.
Our client is an international law firm with an outstanding reputation within the offshore and shipping industries. Following several significant partner hires into their London office they are extremely busy and are now looking to grow their non-contentious offering. The team, headed by an industry expert with considerable experience in the offshore sector is small but excellent with an emphasis on big-ticket contracts and financings.
The team covers a broad mixture of non-contentious work drafting contracts for the construction, sale, purchase, financing and refit of vessels and rigs. With several high-profile clients and with the broad nature of the general company the successful candidate would also be exposed to some general finance work as well as work with foreign bonds.
An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team the successful individual will have 4-5 years of experience in the non-contentious shipping/ offshore sector or with ship/ offshore finance experience.
As Wadkins Associates have an incontestable relationship with the company and unrivaled expertise in the sector we will be able to assist you to ensure you represent yourself to the best of your ability. You will be working with an excellent team who will value your contribution. An excellent salary, work life balance and benefits package are available.
For more information on the position, to discuss the market and opportunities; or if you would like guidance on the next step in your career, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0203 633 0962.
With the energy world continuing to expand at a pace there has subsequently been an increase in demand for litigation lawyers able to manage the ever more complex disputes that arise. Our client, a highly regarded international firm, with a global footprint, is seeking a senior associate to join the practice in London.
Our client’s team in London is led by a widely respected partner who advises on disputes across the world. The team in London concentrate on oil and gas disputes and work on a vast array of the associated proceedings including pricing arbitrations and supply disputes.
The ideal candidate will have arbitration experience, particularly in London, Geneva and Singapore, and therefore will be familiar with the various rules. Moreover, the successful candidate will ideally be willing to take a leadership role within the team and will be actively supported in growing a practice.
The successful candidate will be an England and Wales qualified lawyer with at least 5 years’ post qualification energy disputes experience gained from another leading international law firm.
For more information or to discuss further career opportunities please contact James Candappa on 0203 633 0962.
Our client, an energy company in South London, is seeking a self-motivated and ambitious corporate lawyer to join their team to contribute to their already substantial success. It is an opportunity to work directly with the company’s leadership in the development of the business.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of Legal and the board of directors during a period of growth. Dealing with a range of matters including corporate, commercial and corporate governance, our client is keen to attract a corporate lawyer who is keen to broaden their skill set and play a visible role in the business.
The chosen candidate will be an eager self-starter willing to contribute and get wholly involved in their team and the companies vision for success. In return, an attractive package is available including highly desirable share options and other noteworthy benefits.
The chosen candidate will be an England and Wales qualified associate with 1 to 3 years of post-qualification experience gained in private practice.
For more information, or to discuss further career opportunities, please contact Kelly Wadkins on 0203 3663 0962.
The energy market is undergoing rapid transformation with the demand for oil and gas continuing to increase. Singapore presents an exciting prospect for motivated lawyers to work in the region’s burgeoning and ever important energy market as it acts as a propeller for the region’s growth.
Our client, a leading international firm with an unrivalled global footprint, is seeking a strong junior to mid-level associate to join them in Singapore. The practice regularly advises on oil and gas projects from production contracts to offtake and are involved in the development of coal fired power plants and sale and purchase of power projects.
The successful candidate will work across the energy and project finance offering in Singapore and be immersed in their industry leading transactions and ventures. Moreover, close contact with our client’s partners is available and the team in Singapore strongly value career development with their associates.
The chosen candidate will be a common law qualified associate with 2 to 6 years’ post qualification experience gained from an internationally respected firm.
For more information, or to discuss further career opportunities, please contact James Candappa on 0203 3663 0962.
The energy market is undergoing significant levels of transformation with the arrival of new and more sophisticated technology. From discovery to extraction the processes are becoming radically more efficient and effective and the opportunity to join our client, a significant market changer, is not to be ignored.
Our client is seeking an outstanding junior associate with a passion for the oil and gas sector who is willing to learn and contribute to their already strong and collegiate group. Our client, a listed company, is backed by significant institutional investors who are passionate about the company and its future. Moreover, the team is led by outgoing and supportive directors who value their colleagues across the entire business.
The chosen candidate will be proficient in drafting commercial contracts alongside possessing a genuine passion for the thriving energy industry. Moreover, our client is offering a market leading incentive package for the successful candidate which they expect will be most attractive.
The ideal candidate will be an England and Wales associate with up to 3 years’ post qualification experience concentrated on commercial contracts.
For more information or to discuss further career opportunities please contact Kelly Wadkins on 0203 633 0962.