Legal Counsel - Gas Power Emissions and Trading Energy Management

Legal Counsel - Gas Power Emissions and Trading Energy Management


Geneva, Switzerland

Candidate Profile

  • You have a minimum of 3 to 5-year post-qualification experience as a licensed solicitor or an equivalent European qualification, preferably in England and Wales. Legal knowledge of another European jurisdiction is an advantage.
  • You should be able to provide a strong knowledge of EU and Member States’ energy legal and regulatory frameworks (e.g. wholesale markets, renewable production, system operators’ ancillary services) and market-based regulatory mechanisms.
  • A previous experience within energy trading agreements is a considerable advantage.
  • You must be proficient in English legal drafting skills (and fluently speak, read and write in English). Knowledge of another European jurisdiction, as well as mastering French and/or another major European language would also be an advantage.
  • You thrive working both as a team player and autonomously and demonstrated effective communication skills at all levels of the organization. You also developed solid negotiation skills, solution-oriented attitude, collaborative mind-set and proactivity.

What you will do

As Legal Counsel, you will be providing legal support to TotalEnergies Gas & Power Limited (TEGP),and when needed to Trading and Shipping (TS).

You will be reporting to the Lead Counsel GPE and TEM and will be closely working with traders, originators, operators, credit, middle, back office, Compliance, Operational Compliance and IT functions.

You will take part of third party negotiation teams (legal/commercial/operations etc.) on variety of transactions and liaises with administrative, regulatory authorities and business associations on regulatory subjects.

Your missions would typically include the following:

  • Provide legal services and advice on the legal and regulatory issues relating primarily to gas, power & emissions (including related certificates, ancillary services and market-based regulatory mechanisms), physical and derivatives trading, origination in Europe and related corporate activities (governance, procurement);
  • From time to time may be required to provide legal assistance in other areas of the business: LNG, dry bulk trading, IT, or other key business areas of the Company as they evolve;
  • Analyse legal and regulatory framework relating to the gas, power, emissions, and other environmental certificates business, contribute to structuring transactions and drafting all required agreements and contractual documentation;
  • From time to time manage regulatory processes and prepare, draft and issue regulatory and reporting documentation as required in relation to the above stated activities

More generally:

  • Laws and regulations - monitor, analyse and advise on the applicable laws and regulations, including technical energy regulatory documentation and market rules, for the business, and changes to those laws, in relevant jurisdictions, including Switzerland, the European Union (and Member States) and the UK;
  • Advise on regulatory compliance particularly for energy regulations and financial trading throughout Europe;
  • Understand the gas and power, and renewable energy business and the commercial and technical issues which may affect the legal services being provided;
  • Negotiation - assist internal clients in commercial and contractual negotiations with third parties;
  • Risk – advise on legal risks and minimise the impact of legal risks for the business;
  • Disputes – assist in the management of legal disputes for the Company and advise on the risks and outcomes (litigation, arbitration, mediation);
  • When necessary attend legal and industry working groups to assess industry changes;
  • Assist in the instruction of external counsel and actively monitor and minimise external legal costs.

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