Legal Counsel - Renewable Energy

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A new opening for a Corporate/Energy Solicitor to join this growing Renewable Energy Company as Corporate Legal Counsel. The role will be based in Edinburgh (with continued flexible working) and is suitable for applicants with at least 4-5 years of PQE.

The business is looking to expand its current portfolio which includes 3 wind farm developments and as a key member of the legal team reporting to the Head of Legal, you will provide support on legal and transactional aspects relating to the Company and its investments.

More specifically, the role will involve:

  • Assisting the Head of Legal with general corporate/commercial, and commercial contract advice and the identification and management of legal risks to the business and to its senior management, directors and shareholders.
  • Involvement in legal aspects of UK and European energy related M&A transactions.
  • Involvement in corporate matters, contracting, financing and other key aspects of UK offshore wind and renewable energy projects.
  • Drafting bespoke agreements and the drafting and negotiation (and where relevant, in the management of external legal advisers in the drafting and negotiation) of share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, commercial contacts and consultancy agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other agreements, as required.

The successful candidate will ideally have broad experience gained in corporate, M&A, divestment or investment aspects of projects, infrastructure or energy/ renewable energy related matters. Experience of the renewable energy sector desirable but not essential.

A competitive salary is on offer alongside benefits which include an on target bonus of up to 20% and generous pension contribution of 10%.

If you would be interested in finding out more, please contact Jill Cowan on 07931 811 330 or apply with your CV online.

17 January 2022
0141 530 4333