Legal Counsel - Energy Lawyer

Legal Counsel - Energy Lawyer

Lightsource BP

Milan, Italy

What You’ll do (the role)

Summary

The role provides an exciting opportunity for a lawyer within a dynamic and changing business in a growth industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supporting the European development team with greenfield solar photovoltaic development with particular focus on the Spanish market, including:

  • Assisting with legal aspects of RFP processes for tender or auction opportunities;
  • Assisting to understand energy regulatory frameworks and the commercial impact of legislative changes;
  • Liaising with EMEA Projects team through to project implementation phase including EPC, PPA and financing;
  • Due diligence of development opportunities and analysis of permitting and planning requirements;
  • Review and management of property related agreements and grid access arrangements;
  • Supporting negotiation of co-development and acquisition agreements and ancillary documents;
  • Assisting with financing arrangements (insofar as it relates to project requirements eg lease direct agreements, Lender DD support).

Liaising with all internal business teams including business development, finance, technical, delivery, procurement, asset management.

Ensuring compliance with internal compliance framework and corporate approvals policies.

Opportunities will also arise

  • to supervise the legal team’s paralegals, trainees and junior lawyers where appropriate;
  • to become involved in other areas of law where business needs arise.

Who we’re looking for

Knowledge/Experience

  • Equivalent to at least 5 years Post Qualification Experience, preferably with some recent experience of working with international clients.
  • Excellent academic background and experience gained in leading international/mid to top tier firm.
  • Ability to deal confidently and build strong relations with senior business colleagues.
  • Flexible attitude and the ability to multi task. Strong time management/prioritisation skills.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills. Additional languages would also be advantageous.
  • Helpful, hardworking approach and a team player.
  • Strong business acumen with ability to assess legal risk and commercial/practical considerations.
  • Excellent technical drafting skills and familiarity with the documents and types of work covered in the ‘Duties and responsibilities’ section of this job description.

Preference for candidates with:

  • Experience in the renewable energy and infrastructure sector;
  • Experience instructing and managing external/local counsel;
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts; and
  • Familiarity with project financed power/infrastructure assets.

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