SHIPPING ASSOCIATE (MIDDLE EAST FOCUS) NQ-2YRS- INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM- NEWCASTLE

Recruiter
SSQ
Location
Newcastle
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
23 Feb 2018
Closes
23 Mar 2018
Ref
2022
Vacancy Type
Lawyers, Private Practice
Contract/hours
Full time

This International Law firm are currently looking for a Non-Contentious Shipping associate with NQ-2PQE to join their team in Newcastle.

They are a premier marine firm with an unrivalled international reach, their marine team acts for a wide range of clients in the shipping and offshore industry.

They have the largest marine practice worldwide offering clients a choice of over 170 specialist marine lawyers providing a complete range of legal services to the maritime industry. Their shipping expertise covers the entire range of wet and dry contentious and non-contentious matters.

They work on a wide range of matters covering collision, salvage, general average, pollution liabilities and tran-shipment, charter parties, trading and freight derivatives, shipbuilding and repair, ship and mortgage registration, sale and purchase of maritime assets and companies, asset finance and trade finance.

The main focus of this role will be to assist the partners in the Dubai shipping team on a wide variety of non-contentious transactional matters. Their expertise includes advising on:
*secured lending, leasing and export;
*trade finance;
*joint ventures;
*sale and purchase agreements;
*shipbuilding and offshore construction contracts; and
*acquisition of maritime assets and/or companies.

Your other responsibilities will include:
*Advising and assisting marine companies in relation to refinancing matters.
*Advising maritime companies in bidding activities for projects including reviewing vessel construction and operating contracts, charter parties and financing agreements.
*Assisting trading companies with acquisitions, sales, storage and shipment of commodities.
*Assisting international finance institutions with multi-tiered acquisitions of assets including managing and drafting documentation, liaising with Counsel across multiple jurisdictions and attending and managing the delivery of assets.
*Working closely with the internal transaction teams on improvements and maintaining precedents and template documentation.
*Assisting in drafting and attending pitches for new clients, attending client events and assisting with marketing and branding initiatives for the firm such as drafting articles on UAE law updates.

For further information, please contact Gemma Farrington on 020 7187 7433. Alternatively, please email your CV to gemma.farrington@ssq.com.