Knowledge Lawyer

Date: 3 Nov 2023

Location: Dublin, IE, D01 W213

Company: Walkers Global


Walkers is a leading international law and professional services firm providing legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital market participants and investment fund managers. With a global presence spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we advise on the jurisdictions of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. Walkers treat everyone as the intelligent grown-ups they are.] We take a grown-up approach to getting the job done – trusting and empowering our people to deliver consistently, and enabling them to succeed. Diversity is our secret weapon – it’s the sheer breadth of Walkers people that makes us who we are – gathered from across the globe and fluent in languages, jurisdictions and cultures that help us to mirror our clients and keep our own thinking in tune with the world we operate in.


Walkers is currently seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Knowledge Lawyer to join our highly regarded Asset Management and Investment Funds team in Dublin, on a flexible/part-time basis. This is an exciting new role in our award winning Tier 1 practice.

The main focus of the role will be on environmental, social and governance ("ESG") advisory work and the ideal candidate will have prior experience in this area. However, we are open to hearing from candidates who have worked in a broader knowledge/PSL role with a strong interest in the area of ESG.

This is an excellent opportunity to assist us to further develop our ESG advisory practice within our Asset Management and Investment Funds team to meet the demands of our clients and to contribute to our specialism in this expanding and fast-paced area.


The successful candidate will join a dynamic, flexible, experienced and growing team of leading lawyers. You will work closely with the partners, and the wider knowledge management team both in Dublin and globally, to further develop the firm's ESG practice.  This role may appeal to candidates seeking a flexible and/or part-time working arrangement (minimum of 3 days per week). 
In this role, you will have a diverse range of responsibilities including:
•    supporting the partners with business development initiatives (both desk-top and external) in relation to marketing our team's ESG specialism and Walkers ESG service offering;
•    providing legal and regulatory analysis and research to support our team to advise our clients, including large global asset managers and investment firms, on the implications of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation ("SFDR"), Taxonomy Regulation, sustainability related amendments to the AIFMD, UCITS and MIFID II frameworks and other sustainability reporting and regulatory initiatives in the EU's sustainable finance framework;
•    assisting with updates to fund and related documentation in relation to the amendments introduced by SFDR, the Taxonomy Regulation and respective Level II delegated measures;
•    advising on European and industry wide initiatives for our clients in relation to climate and environmental risks;
•    involvement in our global ESG working group;
•    supporting the partners related to the further development and delivery of  training on ESG related matters for our clients, stakeholders and our team/firm;
•    managing assigned matters and liaising with other team members and colleagues primarily within the Irish office and globally as needed to develop the Walkers ESG service offering;
•    creating and maintaining relationships with client and industry contacts;
•    creating and maintaining a detailed ESG legal/regulatory developments tracker and assisting with legal and regulatory development project management; and
•    co-authoring client advisories and linked-in updates and building your and the Walkers ESG offering industry profile through this;
•    assisting with more general knowledge management work as required, which will be scheduled to suit your working hours.


We are open to hearing from those with previous experience ESG/sustainability experience or a strong interest in further developing their career in this area.

We are open to considering candidates interested in a move from in-house or industry into a law firm or those interested in returning or relocating to Ireland.

We are also interested in speaking to candidates who are interested in combining more general Asset Management and Investment Funds knowledge management work with ESG knowledge management work, if that is your preference.


We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

  • collegiate and thoughtful team player;
  • strong academic and experience credentials;
  • excellent research, analytical, technical, drafting skills and attention to detail;
  • client focused and commercial aptitude with an interest in/experience of business development and growing a service offering;
  • a calm and measured approach to problem solving;
  • strong ability to grasp and project plan for new regulatory development, in particular European ESG developments;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to tailor this to communicate with partners,  colleagues and (where appropriate) with the firm's clients and the asset management and investment funds industry;
  • ability to work under pressure and responsive to the expectations of partners and clients; and
  • able to prioritise competing demands; excellent time management and organisational skills