Corporate Energy Lawyer

Are you looking for your next career move? Are you considering a relocation to enjoy life in the South West, with its easy access to Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, or Edinburgh and its surrounds?

We understand you wouldn't want to compromise on top quality work and the ability to work alongside lawyers who are leaders in their field. You may also worry about leaving London behind completely. Working at Burges Salmon does not compromise any of the above. According to Clean Energy Pipeline's global league tables, our award winning Corporate energy team has completed more clean energy deals than any other firm over the last 7 years (by aggregate deal volume).

We believe in providing a fair, ambitious environment where you'll further your professional development in a collaborative team and benefit from a structured path to advancing your career, guided by a supportive leadership team.

Location - Bristol & Edinburgh

Join us in Bristol's city centre, 2 minutes stroll from Temple Meads train station, with easy access to some of the best attractions the city has to offer.

We are also interested in hearing from Scottish qualified lawyers who would like to grow their careers in our ground-breaking new Edinburgh office. Our Scottish team will be fully integrated with our existing business and so some travel to Bristol will be required.

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The opportunity

When you join our corporate energy team, you will work on a varied range of transactions, deals and advisory matters, working closely with our cross-firm energy sector group, including corporate advice, joint ventures, M&A and fundraisings. The team also has a strong reputation its work on community energy projects, often involving co-operatives, and on innovative, ground-breaking new projects.

We work with clients both in the UK and internationally, using our global network of preferred law firms. We have considerable experience with complex and high profile transactions, as well as cross-border transactions. Our top class international and domestic client base includes:

BayWa / Bluefield / ENGIE / Gresham House / Octopus Renewables / Ripple Energy

As a corporate energy lawyer at Burges Salmon, you will be trusted with responsibility and we will support you to develop into a first class transactional lawyer. We have particular strength in the mid-market and differentiate ourselves by offering best in class service with a combination of partner-led expertise, strength in depth and value for money.


The team

Our wider corporate team is ambitious and thrives in a dynamic environment. We are one of the largest dedicated corporate teams outside London with 15 partners and more than 40 lawyers. We advise alongside the magic circle regularly and were recently described by Chambers UK as "indisputably one of the best corporate teams around."


We look for individuals who have developed themselves and their capabilities, coupled with strong commercial and legal potential. You will have recent and relevant work experience working on corporate energy transactions and deals. You will be a strong team player, able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively and demonstrate a willingness to learn and be self-motivated.

Get in touch!

Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right career move for you. For a confidential conversation call: Victoria Lewton - T: 0117 307 6942


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Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunity employer. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns.

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