Private Practice
  • Excellent opening for an Associate with strong commercial experience to join our Tier 1 ranked Dispute Resolution team
  • We advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the world
  • You'll work on high-profile and complex claims relating to a number of sectors ...
  • ... with particular focus on energy including disputes in relation to upstream oil & gas projects, and LNG & gas sales
  • You'll have experience in banking and financial services disputes aligned to strong case management skills

Herbert Smith Freehills

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