The purpose of this role is to ensure that Linklaters remains at the cutting edge of monitoring, analysing and driving business value from ESG EU law issues. This is a cross EU role, working in close co-ordination with the London based ESG PSL and the global ESG practice. It is a strategic role, looking to ensure our knowledge of ESG EU law and market practice is of the highest quality and that business development opportunities are maximised.
The successful candidate will join an international hub of ESG expertise, working hand in hand with fee earning lawyers to help clients anticipate regulatory changes and thrive in the highly dynamic ESG regulatory environment. Along with our thriving network of collaborative Knowledge Lawyers and experts, this role will help drive an EU/London partnership model of collaborative cross-practice and multi-jurisdictional working. There are two key elements to the role:
Internal facing: create, collate and share EU law-related ESG knowhow and market practice from across the continental Europe network and ensure it is easily accessible across the global practice and lead on internal training and practice development.
Client-facing: identify and co-ordinate, together with client facing lawyers, opportunities to share our EU law-related ESG expertise with clients; to use innovative approaches for business development, to prepare thought leadership, prepare client presentations & external facing material and present our capabilities directly to clients.
In close collaboration with ESG sponsoring K&L partners and the London ESG PSL:
This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive. It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.
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