Senior Legal Counsel (Corporate & Commercial) - Energy Co

City of London Permanent £100,000 - £120,000 per year
  • In-house Corporate & Commercial role - energy generation business
  • Seeking a lawyer with good experience within the UK's power markets

About Our Client

Our Client is a privately owned power generation office which holds assets across Europe and has a solid market presence in the UK . With a workforce of over 500 employees, the company boasts a vibrant, professional, and supportive environment where every individual's contribution is valued.

Job Description

The role will require the successful candidate to provide legal support across the business including the commercial, development, procurement, and finance departments, with a focus on:

  • development projects in the UK and Ireland;
  • acquisition of suitable assets / development opportunities on the secondary market; and
  • the operation and optimisation of our existing fleet of operational gas and renewable assets.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing comprehensive legal advice on various issues including corporate / finance (project finance, joint ventures, M&A), commercial (supply chain contracts, procurement and project development) within the energy and infrastructure sectors.
  • This will include the drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements and contracts.
  • Ensuring compliance with industry regulations and corporate policies.
  • Collaborating with external legal counsel when necessary.
  • Advising on potential legal risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of corporate legal strategy.
  • Training and mentoring junior legal staff.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate should be:

  • a lawyer qualified in the UK (or another Common Law jurisdiction) with at least 5 years post qualification experience in a law firm or an established business working in the UK energy or infrastructure sectors.
  • interested in, and experience of, working in the UK power / renewable energy / infrastructure sectors.

Previous experience of working on corporate transactions (M&A) and/or construction contracts, in-house in the energy sector, would be an advantage but is not essential. The emphasis is on Corporate rather than construction which is an area which is already heavily supported in the rest of the existing Legal Team.

What's on Offer

If you are looking to take the next step in your legal career with a leading energy and natural resources company in London, we encourage you to apply today. For further information about the package on offer for this role, which includes a comprehensive benefits package and bonus, please apply to this advert or contact David Taylor of Michael Page Legal in London for a conversation in confidence.

David Taylor
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+44 207 269 2358

Job summary

Job function
Energy - In House
Energy & Natural Resources
City of London
Contract type
Consultant name
David Taylor
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2358
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