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Principal Associate - Projects & Infrastructure

£120000 - £150000 per annum Negotiable Excellent Benefits
City South West London London City of London

Managing this Role


Jonathan Kitto

Senior Headhunter - London
0203 865 2113

Ranked among the Top 20 law firms in the UK, this prestigious practice is seeking a Principal Associate to join its highly regarded Projects & Infrastructure team in the City of London.

Ranked Tier 2 in the Legal 500, few law firms can compete with the quality of work undertaken within this renowned team. With pioneering remuneration and exciting prospects for further growth - this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The Firm

This global law firm has a clear idea of how they want to work, which is driven by tech innovation and geographical cohesion in order to deliver client wins.

The firm offers client and office secondment opportunities, taking advantage of its strong presence in places like Asia, the Middle East and mainland Europe.

The unique offerings of this firm are the quality of training, the complexity of work and partner approachability. There's not a stuffy corporate culture and they want to maintain a friendly and down-to-earth working environment for their lawyers.

The business has been swift to adapt to the "new normal" and offers flexible and hybrid working to all of its lawyers.

The role:

This Top 20 UK law firm seeks a Projects & Infrastructure Principal Associate 5 years PQE to join its Tier 2 ranked team in the City of London.

The position will focus on government and project development aspects of energy and infrastructure projects both domestically and internationally - particularly in Africa, Central Europe and in the United Arab Emirates.

The team undertakes a broad mix of work for government clients and sponsors/developers on all aspects of project development from procurement, through the project contract and construction and operation arrangements.

Experience with project agreements including some or all of PPP/PFI, PPAs, EPC contracts and O&M Agreements is key, and any experience with public procurements and government/nuclear sector is highly desirable.

As this is a senior position, you will be encouraged to engage in the team's business development activities, helping ensure further growth and playing a part in defining the department's future.

There will be the opportunity to supervise more junior colleagues while also closely supporting the partners in the team. This is a particularly attractive role for those seeking to go beyond the Senior Associate level with a clear track to Partnership.


  • You will be a England & Wales qualified Solicitor 5 years PQE
  • Hold an existing record in energy and infrastructure projects
  • Have a proven track record of business development


  • Highly lucrative salary & benefits package
  • Access to the most impactful and high-profile work
  • Work alongside Chambers and Legal 500 recognised lawyers
  • Hybrid and flexible working options

A unique opportunity for a Projects & Infrastructure Principal Associate 5 years PQE to join one of the best teams operating in the City of London.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or contact Jonathan Kitto at JMC Legal Recruitment for a confidential conversation.