Project Development & Finance Counsel
Shearman and Sterling

New York, New York

Job Description

Shearman & Sterling is seeking a talented Counsel to join the Firm's elite international Project Development & Finance practice group in the New York, Houston, or Washington, D.C. offices. The Project Development & Finance practice group focuses on cutting edge project finance and development, acquisitions and dispositions, and financing of assets across the breadth of sectors, including energy (including power, renewables, energy transition and sustainable development), infrastructure (including transportation, transmission and water), natural resources (including mining and metals and oil and gas) and petrochemicals and other manufacturing industries.

The ideal candidate will have at least 7 full years' experience representing a broad client base including private equity sponsors, investors, debtors, creditors, energy companies and tax equity investors with experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating project contracts (including O&M agreements, EPC contracts, management agreements and offtake contracts) purchase and sale agreements and tax equity financing agreements as well as general corporate related experience.

The successful applicant will have the following qualities:

  • Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple projects
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Driven by professional growth
  • Strong networking presence
  • Client service focus
  • Team player
  • Strong judgment
  • Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
  • Long-term interest in business law
  • International experience a plus
  • Strong understanding of the key risks and issues involved in transactions

If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Shearman & Sterling's compensation is aligned with the standard market-rate salary scale. The good faith, annualized salary range for this position is $425,000 to $550,000 depending on the candidate's overall experience and other job-related factors permitted by law such as, education, training, other responsibilities. The annual salary range listed is just one component of Sherman & Sterling's total compensation and benefits package which includes a discretionary bonus, paid leave, life, health, accident and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.

Houston, New York-599, Washington, DC


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