Ashurst Application for Energy and Infrastructure Associate Role
Re: Application for Energy and Infrastructure Associate Role
Dear Recruitment Team
I would like to submit this covering letter in support of my application for Energy and Infrastructure Associate Role with Ashurst.
I am applying for this position because I am very interested in building upon my knowledge and experience of the oil and gas sector. At [Law Firm], I have received very broad exposure to the oil and gas sector in [Countries] whilst working on a litigation matter where oil and gas companies were the subject of the dispute. I also worked on a dispute involving the failed alliance between [companies] to explore the Arctic Shelf. At [Law Firm], I worked very closely with minority shareholders in a dispute involving oil exploration in Russia and attended a board of directors EGM in Amsterdam. This experience has given me a very good understanding of how the oil and gas sector operates in Russia and CIS as well as other countries. I find the oil and gas sector to be especially appealing because it will present me with copious amounts of cross-border work, especially as companies in the energy sector are combining synergies to realise more ambitious and technically demanding projects. I also find the innovations facing the energy sector to be very exciting, especially in the blockchain space.
I have chosen to apply to Ashurst because the firm’s leading position in the oil and gas and energy sectors will present me with quality and cutting-edge work that will see me work on the most complex issues facing the energy sector. The firm’s strong global reach and presence in different jurisdictions will give me an opportunity to work in international teams and gain a good understanding of how different elements of international matters come together to produce the final work product.
During my employment at some of the leading international and US law firms, I have received direct exposure on some of the most high-profile legal matters. This experience helped to develop my entire set of skills which will enable me to operate successfully as a newly qualified solicitor. I was vested with high levels of responsibility and have demonstrated an outstanding ability to manage my workload and prioritise competing deadlines.
I possess very good teamwork skills, which will allow me to work successfully with lawyers and clients from different countries and jurisdictions. I have very good communication and drafting skills. In my previous roles, I helped to draft witness statements, expert reports, a prospectus for an IPO of a luxury goods company and regularly corresponded with clients via email, conference calls and in-person. I had attended a board of directors EGM where I explained complex issues to clients and lawyers in a very simple and understandable language. I possess very good legal research skills and good working knowledge of legal research databases.
During my employment, I have received quality exposure to multiple industries and legal practice areas, including oil and gas, telecoms, banking and financial services, real estate and some others. This has developed my commercial awareness which, in turn, allows me to align all of my work with the requirements of clients and their respective businesses. I have received a lot of direct contact with very high-profile clients and their associates, which has developed my client-facing skills. I always undertake my work with utmost attention to details. My language skills will allow me to add value to international cases and forge effective relationships with overseas lawyers and clients. I possess very good problem-solving skills and enjoy working on complex cases to devise cutting-edge solutions to problems without any precedents.
I am very motivated and enjoy new challenges. In my spare time, I regularly do [sport] and help to coach others. [sport] has helped to hone my discipline and resilience to pressure and new challenges.
I thank you for your consideration and look forward to hearing from you.