Senior Project Finance/M&A Lawyer

Senior Project Finance/M&A Lawyer

TotalEnergies

Hauts-de-Seine, France

Candidate Profile

The applicant is expected to have the following competencies and experience:

  • Postgraduate/master degree in business law;
  • Language skills required: English and French as working languages. Spanish highly appreciated;
  • Required experience: a minimum of 8 years of experience as Project finance lawyer in energy or industry practice (with a minimum of 5 years in a law firm). Experience in M&A transactions in a law firm or company. Negotiation skills: capacity to focus on key issues;
  • Autonomy in a demanding environment;
  • Drafting skills;
  • Rigor and capacity to synthetize;
  • Team spirit and strong interpersonal skills, in the context of a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to adopt a « service partner » approach to support the business.

Activities

Legal support to Project Finance and/or M&A a transactions of TotalEnergies Renewables:

  • Project Finance: support to negotiation and follow up of the finance documents, and to the follow up of Project finance;
  • M&A transactions: drafting and negotiation of the related contracts and documents (NDA, offers, Share Purchase Agreements, Shareholders Agreement, Services Agreements);
  • Due diligence: manage the due diligence process, in coordination with external lawyers;
  • Compliance: contributes to the review of the compliance aspects of M&A transactions;
  • Manages external lawyers and monitors legal fees;
  • Manages and coordinates corporate matters (incorporation of companies, corporate housekeeping, shareholders/board of directors resolutions, delegations of authority, share transfers, shareholder loans, etc.);
  • Interacts with the internal and external parties associated with the operations and transactions;
  • Support to internal corporate approval process (internal committees);
  • Supervision of junior lawyers and trainees.

Legal tools and policies:

  • Ensures compliance with TotalEnergies SE corporate and legal policies;
  • Liaises and develops cooperation with the business line (GRP) and TotalEnergies SE;
  • Contributes to the legal reporting;
  • Contributes to the development of training and guidelines to operational teams;
  • Contributes to the development of appropriate tools for supporting the activity (templates, guidelines, enhancement of know-how, adequate document management systems, etc.);
  • Controls the hiring, use, quality and cost of external legal counsels;
  • Implements a culture of compliance with laws and integrity;
  • Contributes to the corporate housekeeping of the legal entities pertaining to its perimeter.

Litigations and claims:

  • Provide legal support for litigations and/or claim management in relation to Project Finance and M&A projects.

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