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Our client, a leading boutique firm in the shipping sector, has experienced significant success and growth within the last year. Having hired new partners the firm is now looking to add to the shipping team in London.
Our client specialises in all areas of litigation in the shipping sector and has developed an excellent reputation within the industry.
Traditionally the focus has been on dry shipping though recently the partners have been involved in increasing amounts of admiralty, trade and superyacht work.
Due to the close-knit nature of this firm, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly alongside multiple partners, many of whom are ranked highly by both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
A little more about the team and the role;
For more information on the position, the firm and the culture, please get in touch.
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.
We are currently working with the London office of a US firm to help them grow their aviation finance practice. The firm has numerous industry rankings for general banking, finance, aviation and maritime law.
Since their launch in the London, the aviation team has had great success. A close knit team, they are involved in market leading deals and the associates are gaining exposure to technical complex transactions on behalf of both airlines and financiers.
Some key features of this position include;
If you are interested in finding out more about our client, what sets them apart in terms of culture and the specifics of the opportunity we would be happy to discuss in more detail.
Wadkins Associates are currently supporting a client to help to expand their asset finance group. Our client is a global law firm that aims to expand into new markets and use innovative means to face complex legal challenges. The client base is varied and includes airlines, financiers, manufacturers, operators and lessors. The team's work spans across a variety of sectors and they are determined to make a significant difference in an ever-changing market.
They are looking to hire a Junior Asset Finance Lawyer with a particular focus on aviation finance. They have won a variety of awards for their Asset Finance team and are they pleased to be growing the team with the hire of an associate.
From speaking to the Global Head of Asset Finance, we have detailed some of the highlights of this role below;
If this role piques your interest, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us to discuss the specifics of this unique opportunity in more detail.
We are currently supporting our client to expand their superyacht team. We have a long-standing relationship with this firm and have helped them hire previously with much success.
Our client is an international commercial law firm that has offices across the Europe, Asia and the UK. The team works with a variety of clients such as brokers, financiers, designers, and project managers. They have proudly created strong client relationships, providing a full service legal offering to the superyacht sector.
They are known as a market leader for legal services in the superyacht industry, making them an ideal place for the right candidate to develop their career in this niche sector of the shipping market. They offer legal services in relation to chartering, yacht finance, sale and purchase, registration, crew agreements, insurance and dispute resolution and construction.
They are currently looking to hire a Superyacht Associate to add to their world leading yacht team. The role is broad in nature; therefore your legal development will not be restricted to one element. Additional highlights of the role include;
For a detailed insight into the firm, the superyacht team and the personalities of the hiring partners, please get in touch.
I am currently working with a legal 500 rated niche shipping law firm. They have a watching brief to attract partners from international firms. The firm has a strong team of partners and associates and they keen to gradually grow their partner numbers over the next few years.
The partnership team believes they can offer a positive alternative to partnership with an international firm. They attract both wet and dry work from leading owners, operators, P&I Clubs and insurance companies. They have flexibility with their charge out rates, allowing them to source work competitively. They have a team of partners that genuinely work well together for the interest of the firm and they are profitable and rewarded well.
For a discreet, in depth discussion on the particulars of this firm, please get in touch.
We are currently supporting a global law firm to hire a litigation lawyer to work on energy and marine disputes. Located south of London, this role offers city quality work in the heart of Surrey.
The hiring team focusses on complex litigation and arbitration. Their clients include energy, shipping and offshore oil & gas companies, many of which are FTSE 500 listed. The team is regularly noted in the legal press for their high levels of intellect and legal acumen.
We recently met with the partnership team to take a detailed brief on the role. There was no doubting the quality of work on offer. It is complex, multijurisdictional and high value. In addition to working with a talented group of lawyers, this position also offers an alternative to City life. Located in Guildford, many of the lawyers in the team drive to work. There is a calmer feeling both to the town and to the office and whilst they work hard and are passionate about delivering for their clients, there is also a strong sense of team and pride in what they do.
To discuss this role, the firm and the partnership team in more detail, please get in touch.
An IG P&I Club has instructed Wadkins Associates on a new role within an internationally focused syndicate.
We have supported this Club in their development for several years recruiting at all levels into their London and International offices. They have seen a lot of success in developing their international membership base and with a strong year so far, they are keen to add an additional claims executive to their Korean team.
Joining a P&I Club can offer a number of benefits. In this role, you will be the key contact for a number of clients. You will get to know them and their business, allowing you to offer straight forward legal advice. You will deal with both dry and wet shipping matters with a broad range of small value claims to complex high value claims. In addition, this Club has a flexible hours scheme, making it easier to juggle home and work.
Our client is one of the largest clubs internationally. They offer training and development from talented ex-private practice lawyers and close correspondence with external counsel. The work is solely operating on behalf of Korean members, offering a niche focus and the opportunity to travel.
If this is something you would like to know more about please get in touch.
We are currently supporting a long standing client to continue the expansion of their asset finance group. We have successful hired the majority of their associate team in the past and are able to provide detailed advice to help you decide if this firm is right for you.
The work is both shipping and aviation focussed and the deals they manage are undoubtedly market leading. They are an ambitious, hard working group that value technical excellence. Their commitment to building the practice has made them a very profitable part of the overall business.
They are currently looking to hire two junior lawyers. Having discussed the role in detail with the partners, we asked them what they perceive to be some of the key advantages of joining the team;
If this role could be of interest, we would be happy to discuss the specifics of the opportunity in more detail, alongside providing an insight into the culture of the team and the wider firm.
Wadkins Associates has worked closely to help our client, an American firm, to develop their London presence and office. With both a senior and a junior hire in the last 6 months the team is expanding and has asked for our assistance in talking to junior asset finance lawyers.
The team attribute much of their success to maintaining good relationships with their clients which includes prominent banks, operators and lessors in the industry. The focus is on high value aviation finance transactions that often have an international element. Many of their clients are based in North and South America and Australasia.
A key decision when hiring for the team is the cultural fit. Since the launch of the London office, an emphasis has been placed on maintaining a more relaxed atmosphere than some of their American firm competitors. They are an ambitious team and have an enviable book of clients but they believe that they have struck the right balance between work and home.
For a detailed insight into the culture of this firm, the partners backgrounds and the deals involved, please get in touch.