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Commercial Transport Associate

£100000.00 - £125000.00 per annum excellent benefits
City City of London

Managing this Role


Maxwell Duffen

Headhunter - Reading, Oxford, Kent, Sussex
0203 865 2113

This Top 30 International Law Firm is looking for a Commercial Transportation Associate, 2-5 years PQE, to work within their market-leading Rail & Bus practice.

You will work within a Legal 500 ranked department, within a team recognised for its strategic importance, and will be given a great deal of responsibility within a growing practice. This firm have made a number of key hires to strengthen their international growth to which you will be exposed to a vast array of domestic and international opportunity.

The Firm

This firm is headquartered in London with over 10 offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With a large international presence, this firm has forged close ties across Asia-Pacific, Singapore and the PRC. The diverse mix of expertise and culture has resulted in a number of strong departments, in particular, Commercial Litigation & Arbitration, Corporate, Finance, Employment, Marine and International trade and Real Estate.

With a wide range of listed and Private Companies, Institutions and Individuals, you will find the overriding ethos of the firm is quality; however, they pride themselves on their individuality, teamwork, commitment and straight-talking approach. Technology and Innovation plays a key part within this firm, but importantly the people are integral to this firm's growth. They have attracted and secured some of the best legal talents over the past 5 years from other Top 50 firms and US practices. As well as this they have one of the highest internal promotion structures with many of the Partners coming through their own ranks. Investing in Technology and their people have allowed them to win multiple Chambers and Legal 500 awards as well as Employment, Diversity and Culture awards.

A key benefit of joining this Top 30 practice is you will be exposed to a large amount of international work. With over 25% of their staff based outside the UK you will receive plenty of opportunities overseas, in particular, a large amount of their associates benefits from International Secondments. In an ever-changing and growing market, this firm has the brand not only domestically but internationally to really drive your career forward.

The Role

  • Key areas of expertise include: franchising and concessions; rolling stock; regulation; infrastructure; depot financing; bus franchising and electric buses.
  • You will require experience in commercial contracts, with past exposure to rail and/or bus, either from a corporate, commercial, projects or rail finance team.
  • The team will at someone with A keen interest in the rail and/or bus industry, with experience in aviation and/or leasing being a plus. Additionally, experience of dealing with franchises, concessions and NRCs would be ideal


  • You will be a Solicitor, 2-5 years PQE, with experience dealing with Rail and Bus matters
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Enthusiasm for intellectually challenging work.
  • Excellent client relationship skills and experience in business development.

What's on offer?

  • Market-leading salary and excellent benefits with clear and structured progression paths.
  • A flexible and friendly working environment and a supportive team culture
  • Exposure to large, high-profile UK and international issues.
  • Extensive business development support and training giving you the chance to develop client relationships from early in your career.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Associate, 2-5 years PQE, with expertise in the transport sector to join a leading International Law Firm with one of the most prestigious practices in the City.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to call for a confidential conversation