Senior Associate

Date: 17 May 2023

Location: Edinburgh, GB

Company: Dentons

Department: Energy Transport Infrastructure    
Principal Location:

Duration: Permanet
Reports to: Partner

Reference no: 4108

PQE: 5+ Years




Our Infrastructure & Government group is one of the largest of any firm in the UK. 

The team located in Scotland forms an integral and seamless part of an award-winning practice, giving members of the team the opportunity to advise on market leading transactions throughout our core sectors.
On Energy matters, the team are at the forefront of the energy transition revolution working with developers, funders, multi-lateral agencies, contractors and governments to provide innovative advice and insight to clients and helping equip businesses with effective solutions across the energy sector, from transactional and regulatory advice to political guidance and dispute resolution. We also work closely with clients in the traditional power and oil & gas sectors on their net zero programmes, and entry into new sectors such as Hydrogen. 

In Transport and Infrastructure matters, the team combines a deep expertise with sophisticated marketplace knowledge. We are active in all infrastructure sectors across the UK and internationally including rail, airports, health, education, roads, bridges and tunnels, prisons, public buildings, housing, water, wastewater, waste, defence and telecoms projects, acting for the full spectrum of stakeholders. 
The team is also a market leader in the UK PFI/PPP sector.  We work on the full lifespan of these projects, and in recent times have been very busy on project variations, extensions and restructurings, as well as the handing back of public assets from project companies to government bodies.

Key clients of the team include: 3i Infrastructure, Dalmore Capital, Network Rail, Stagecoach, the World Bank, UK Government, Ofwat, Aggreko, Statkraft, Vattenfall, Envac and Scottish National Investment Bank.



We currently have a vacancy for an ambitious Associate to join our team in Scotland.  You can expect to work with an interesting variety of both private and public sector clients, working on a range of transactions across the market.  Most of our work relates to projects in the UK and Ireland, however there may be some opportunities to work on international projects. Given the size of our client base there may also be secondment opportunities for team members.This is a unique opportunity to grow and develop your career within a supportive team.




Our development programme supports both personal and professional development and enables our people to fulfil their potential. Our flexible career framework sets out the various career paths available to you and our 'learning at Dentons' framework provides high-quality, tailored training, support and practical experience for people at all levels in both core legal and commercial areas.


Experience, Skills & Knowledge

Technical Skills

•    Outstanding academic record.
•    Ability to work with a degree of independence.
•    Ability to absorb and to draft detailed contractual documentation.


Personal attributes 

•    Is dedicated to exceptional client service.
•    Good business development instincts.
•    Willingness to learn about the markets we operate in.
•    Excellent problem solving and decision making skills.
•    Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Demonstrates good judgement and resilience skills.
•    Willingness to work on a wide range of transactions across all of our.

Firm Profile

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.


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