Associate – Projects & Energy at Bowmans (Law Firm) – May 2024


Associate – Projects & Energy

About the job

Experience and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in legal practice preferably with exposure to energy, infrastructure or project finance.
  • LLB degree with a solid academic transcript.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Regulatory and compliance advisory on legal issues covering development and financing of projects, energy and infrastructure.
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documentation, including the vetting of agreements touching on projects, energy and infrastructure (e.g. concession agreements, power purchase agreements, implementation agreements, government letters of support).
  • You will need to be familiar with other project agreements such as construction contracts, O&M agreements, fuel supply agreements etc. ideally covering a range of asset types.
  • Drafting and negotiating other high value commercial contracts, construction contracts as well as undertaking business development opportunities.
  • Acting for a variety of both private and public sector sponsors/developers, funders, contractors and other project participants.
  • Enable complex infrastructure projects to come to fruition.
  • Attending to research, supporting senior associates and partners on transactional matters.
  • Assisting in managing and training junior lawyers and pupils.
  • Project managing matters, including role players in both internal and external project teams.
  • Understanding client commercial drivers and tailoring solutions to meet their needs.
  • Support the team in managing relationships with external stakeholders including government entities, regulatory bodies, and clients.


  • Legal technical and commercial ability: including Legal technical knowledge, impeccable research and presentation skills, legal drafting, business acumen / commercial sense, project management
  • Teamwork

Business Development: including:

  • the ability to build, develop, nurture and leverage internal and external networks;
  • cross-functional collaboration;
  • client engagement; and
  • the ability to apply and utilise structured business development methodologies.

Personal Attributes

  • Takes initiative
  • Perseverance
  • Results driven
  • Solutions focused
  • Team player
  • Ethical
  • Client Focus
  • High Work Standards
  • Planning and organizing

Computer Literacy

  • Proficient in Word and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint is an added advantage.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Bowmans (Law Firm) on to apply