CONSTRUCTION DISPUTE RESOLUTION LAWYER – 4-8 YRS PQE - JOHANNESBURG
About the Firm
Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 employees operating out of 26 locations across Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.
The firm has significant multinational credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.
We champion change and promote progress to make business work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which its people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers our employees flexibility in terms of where, and how, they work.
We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology and project management solutions, operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology.
Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2019 – Legal Business" for the second time and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer, and is ranked No 4 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2020 and named as one of Stonewall’s Top Global Employers 2020.
We are currently looking to recruit a talented construction and engineering disputes lawyer with 4 -8 years PQE to join our Construction Advisory and Disputes team in Johannesburg.
Candidates must be technically excellent but, equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development. They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach and excellent communication and organisational skills.
Background to the Team
Consistently ranked number 1 on a global scale for construction, energy and infrastructure with a first class team of over 170 lawyers, Pinsent Masons LLP is recognised both internationally as the leading adviser to the construction and engineering industries and for infrastructure and energy projects. We have an unrivalled reputation in acting for contractors, project companies, developers, public bodies, funders and insurers. We act for a large number of top contractors worldwide and an impressive range of private and public sector clients.
Our deep understanding and close alignment to the construction sector enables us to offer an "entire project life cycle" service to our clients. Our legal services span international procurement techniques and strategies (including PFI and FIDIC) and all forms of dispute resolution
The very best national and international projects work.
Responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our "best in class" training and our Academy personal development programmes.
The successful candidate should have broad ranging Construction Dispute Resolution experience and will be:
South African law qualified
Technically excellent, but equally important commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development
A team player with a strong client focussed approach
An excellent communicator with strong organisational skills.
What will we offer you?
We are a market leading, dynamic and growing global team who work together to produce outstanding results for our clients.
We invest in our team and have a first class training and career development programme. Our training reflects our position as a market leader in communications and sourcing. Our training will assist you to develop as a specialist with valuable sector knowledge and the ability to deliver "best of breed" services.
Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships.
Should you require further details, please contact our in house Lateral Recruitment Manager Tia Jawed who can discuss the role and requirements.