Career as Project Finance Lawyer


emilio985

Hello everybody,

I would be grateful to receive your comment on my career plan. I hold a Bsc in International Relations (Italy), an LLM in International and European Law (Private International Law, Public International Law, European Law, France) and an LLM in International Law and International Administration (France). I have been admitted at LSE for another LLM and I have been working on environmental issues for one year (internship at UNEP headquarters, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions; junior legal and policy advisor for an environmental consultancy firm in Nairobi).

My idea is to specialize at LSE in Banking Law and Financial Regulation as my ambition is to pursue a career as Environmental Project Finance Lawyer within an international law firm and/or international financial organization (multilateral development bank or others).

At this stage I am contemplating three options once completed my LLM at LSE:

1. Going back to France and pass the bar exam (I am eligible for passing this exam in France as I hold a Masters Degree in France even though I do not have any background on French national law);

2. Going back to Italy and integrate the exams passed in Italy and abroad in a 5 years diploma of law (equal to an LLB+Master) in order to be eligible to pass the bar exam (but it will take at least 2 years);

3. Looking for a job without passing any bar exam.

What would you recommend?

Thanks.

Emilio

Hello everybody,

I would be grateful to receive your comment on my career plan. I hold a Bsc in International Relations (Italy), an LLM in International and European Law (Private International Law, Public International Law, European Law, France) and an LLM in International Law and International Administration (France). I have been admitted at LSE for another LLM and I have been working on environmental issues for one year (internship at UNEP headquarters, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions; junior legal and policy advisor for an environmental consultancy firm in Nairobi).

My idea is to specialize at LSE in Banking Law and Financial Regulation as my ambition is to pursue a career as Environmental Project Finance Lawyer within an international law firm and/or international financial organization (multilateral development bank or others).

At this stage I am contemplating three options once completed my LLM at LSE:

1. Going back to France and pass the bar exam (I am eligible for passing this exam in France as I hold a Master’s Degree in France even though I do not have any background on French national law);

2. Going back to Italy and integrate the exams passed in Italy and abroad in a 5 years diploma of law (equal to an LLB+Master) in order to be eligible to pass the bar exam (but it will take at least 2 years);

3. Looking for a job without passing any bar exam.

What would you recommend?

Thanks.

Emilio
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Floris

Project Finance is a broad area - not only lawyers are working in this field. So I think beeing admitted to the bar is not a must have.

If I would have to chose, I would prefer doing the French bar exam, because the French economy seems not as weak as the Italian - and it is probably easier to get into jobs in the banking & finance sector in France, Belgium and Luxembourg with such a degree / bar licence.

You can also look for a job while doing your bar exams....

Project Finance is a broad area - not only lawyers are working in this field. So I think beeing admitted to the bar is not a must have.

If I would have to chose, I would prefer doing the French bar exam, because the French economy seems not as weak as the Italian - and it is probably easier to get into jobs in the banking & finance sector in France, Belgium and Luxembourg with such a degree / bar licence.

You can also look for a job while doing your bar exams....
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