Position: Senior Associate,

Practice Area: Corporate; M&A, Energy & Renewables

The Firm

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP is a leading Irish law firm based in Dublin with representative offices in San Francisco, New York and London. The firm has been the fastest growing law firm in Ireland over the last decade. We are a business law firm with extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of Irish business-related law and with particular focus on the Energy, Technology, Financial Services, Built Environment, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Charities sectors.

The Corporate Team

Our corporate team is a transactional based team which advises on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate structures, and investment type transactions across many industries and sectors, including the above sectors.

We are currently seeking to recruit a senior associate level lawyer to our corporate team, with a focus on energy related transactions. Our Corporate team is well resourced with associate lawyers and supervising partners, who are focussed on developing the team and providing good career progression opportunities for its lawyers.

The Energy Team

Our lawyers who work on energy related corporate transactions work alongside our broader energy team. It is a market leader in the provision of legal services to the Irish energy sector, in particular renewables. It has acted on the acquisition, development and project finance of electricity generation assets with cumulative generation capacity in excess of 2.5GW. It has unrivalled expertise in the Irish renewable energy market, having acted on wind (both onshore and offshore), solar, battery storage and biomass projects with a combined financing value of over €3 billion.

Energy transactions are complex and detailed where clients rely on us to identify the risks and to find solutions in a practical and commercial manner in order to help them to achieve their optimal commercial result. We are renowned in the sector for our exemplary work on a broad range of transactions and advisory instructions. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and help to further enhance our reputation.

The Role

The position that we are recruiting for will focus on general M&A and renewables transactions and transactions in the broader energy sector. Our current energy client base is made up of a range of clients, including developers of renewable assets, energy utilities, energy focused investment funds, semi-state bodies and other investors, both domestic and international.

The successful candidate will be expected to combine corporate / M&A transactional skills with a working knowledge of energy/renewables sector, or interest on moving into this sector. In the short to medium term, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a working knowledge of the issues commonly encountered in energy transactions and of the broader regulatory and commercial landscape relevant to the sector.


  • 4+ years PQE;

  • Experience within a corporate law firm working on corporate transactions that are relevant to the proposed role; and

  • An interest or demonstrable experience in energy transactions .

Why Mason Hayes & Curran?

  • Excellent remuneration and benefits package; pension, healthcare & bonus;

  • Enviable client base and strong career progression & development opportunities;

  • Friendly, open and informal working atmosphere;

  • Flexible / hybrid working arrangements;

  • Focus on employee involvement, wellbeing and success;

  • Social events, clubs and initiatives (Green Team, Working on Wellness, subsidised fitness classes, MHC RISE, Diversity, Sports & Social and Art Committee);

  •  MHC knowledge and education programme to facilitate major development as a lawyer;

  •  Strong track record in CSR programmes, pro bono work and charitable efforts.

Learn more about Mason Hayes & Curran

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So, if you like challenge, value autonomy, work well within a team, enjoy partnering with senior business stakeholders and love working with top notch clients, then apply to join us @MASON HAYES & CURRAN. We invite you to grow your career with us!

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