Senior Associate

Term: Permanent
Department: Corporate - Africa group
Location: Paris
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and government departments.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 400 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.

We operate across our offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, UK and US - Silicon Valley.

The Team

The Africa Desk aims to assist French and international clients in setting up and developing their business in English and French-speaking Africa. At every step of development, a dedicated team, coupled with regional expertise and a network of local independent  lawyers and experts, offers its clients a unique understanding of the local African markets. The team has in-depth knowledge of the national and local legal systems existing on the continent (including OHADA, CEDEAO-ECOWAS, UEMOA-WAEMU, CEMAC-ECCAS,

COMESA) and provides services in numerous fields and business sectors: energy and natural resources, construction, public works, infrastructure, information technology, insurance, banking, intellectual property, distribution and services, real estate, hospitality and leisure.

Key Skills & Experience
  • You hold a Master's degree with good results;
  • You have 5 years' experience minimum

  • You have good experience of working  in a corporate department of an international law firm;

  • You are bilingual (French and English);

  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills;

  • You are pragmatic in your approach and have the initiative required to be successful in a professional environment;

  • You are a good communicator and also a good team player.

Please contact us : E-mail: françois.desenneville@fieldfisher.com and julie.adamjee@fieldfisher.com - Tel: 01 42 96 08 89 http://www.fieldfisher.com/locations/africa

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.