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Purpose of the Role

As a mid-level to senior associate, you will be working on large scale energy and infrastructure practice across sectors (conventional and renewable energy, decarbonisation, social and transport infrastructure) for government clients and for private developers from our new office in Riyadh. A focus area for the office and the team are government procurements for these projects where you will be working with lawyers in our broader team as well as external financial and technical consultants on complex projects that span over many months and years.

In this role, you will also have the opportunity to engage with both trade and industry associations such as; Dii, MENA Hydrogen Association, IPFA etc. and develop your international skillset as part of a growing team.

Join Addleshaw Goddards new team based in Riyadh as part of the firms client led expansion into KSA and be part the team delivering premium work across infrastructure, projects and energy law. The lead partner for the GCC is based in the Riyadh office where you will be working and will be having the opportunity to work closely with the partner and an international team of associates based in Riyadh and other office locations.

The Team

The Infrastructure, Projects and Energy (IPE) team advises funds, financial institutions, energy and utility companies, developers and public institutions on innovative, complex projects, which are frequently in the headlines. We work often for Government entities undertaking complex PPP and infra project procurements over a long period of time (from project structuring to financial close) which give you a great opportunity to learn and build your skills in all areas of projects and project finance. with plenty of opportunities to grow and develop professionally.

Addleshaw Goddard is a leading international law firm which has established itself as a pre-eminent law firm in the region over the past 10 years.

AG Riyadh is our 4th office in the MENA Region, and 17th overall. The practice offers expertise in corporate, banking and finance and infrastructure assignments and has broad sector expertise in energy, oil and gas, renewables, infrastructure, transport, technology, hospitality, manufacturing and consumer goods which aligns closely with KSA Vision 2030.

You will be part of a full office of Partners, Associates, Trainees and Support staff, with a culture which celebrates and encourages teamwork, collaboration, imagination, and impact. Your line-managing partner is based in Riyadh with you.

What to Expect in this Role

The Middle East team currently works on large-scale energy and infrastructure projects across Africa and the Middle East. Main clients are governments and developers, and the team focuses on project structuring, development and financing and acts as transaction advisor for governments in their project procurement.

The team work closely with other external advisors (financial and technical) and often with wider AG colleagues in both Construction and Finance (based in The Middle East and Internationally) to better support projects through the entire life cycle of development, financing and project implementation.

Your Areas of Knowledge and Expertise

  • Qualified lawyer with ideally 3-5 years PQE, however other levels of experience will also be considered.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on large scale energy and infrastructure projects across the Middle East.
  • The ability to take a lead role supporting complex transactions, liaising and coordinating with fee earners from other relevant disciplines as needed.
  • Capability to contribute to the continued development of the group and team (whether that be to training, precedents, or know-how generally).
  • A willingness to learn and a genuine interest in infrastructure, energy and transport law.
  • High standard of client care and communication
  • A professional proficiency in Arabic (written, spoken and reading), would be advantageous but not essential for the role

Our Firm

Addleshaw Goddard is a place where you are valued, encouraged, and challenged to fulfil your potential in a supportive and collegiate environment. Our culture of improvement, growth and collaboration delivers results, drives innovation, and rewards ambition.

We not only provide technical excellence and experience but, crucially, demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them and as such we are natural choice for FTSE100 clients and their equivalents in other markets.

Our success has been built by people from the widest range of backgrounds, locations, and perspectives. We have a number of employee networks that provide space to discuss the differences that make us who we are and celebrate this at AG.


Everything weve accomplished can be traced back to our people and the way we work. Our reputation is something we are proud of, and constantly invest in.

Here, youll do high calibre work, with high-character colleagues who care for one another and our clients.

Are you up for the challenge?

Meet the recruiter

Briony Hannah

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Speak with Briony Hannah: +44 131 222 9469

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