Legal Counsel - Renewable Energy

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    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Contact:

    Daniel Hogan

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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The business:

An opportunity to join a growing global renewable energy business in Sydney. This company has the ambition to become one of the major global producers of electricity from renewable energy sources.

The opportunity:

A great career opportunity for an experienced Legal Counsel to work in a major renewable energy business in a corporate environment with experience across project development, construction and infrastructure contractual matters. This leading company is looking for a highly motivated and ambitious lawyer to support the wider business and senior stakeholders.

About you:

You will ideally have gained either construction, infrastructure or major projects experience as a lawyer with a solid foundation and training in private practice, and potentially some in-house experience. You will have gained 3+ years' experience in project development, construction, property or infrastructure, renewables experience would be highly regarded. You will possess the ability to identify business risk in a variety of commercial situations. Your communication skills will be exceptional as you will provide support to major project stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong ability to interact as a business partner within the business including development managers, construction managers, finance managers, contractors and regulatory authorities.
  • Experience in construction or infrastructure including advising on project development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance;
  • Negotiating, drafting and providing advice in relation to corporate and commercial arrangements and large infrastructure contract negotiation;
  • Ideally, some experience in the development, construction and operation of industrial assets, including familiarity with EPC and O&M contracts, PPA and project finance structures.
  • To provide high quality, appropriate legal advice to the business and key stakeholders.
  • Legal project management.
  • Maximisation of the legal services value add.

Ideal candidate:

  • Strong commercial experience in the Australian market with 3+ years post-admission experience.
  • Quality experience (in private practice and/or in house).
  • An ability to manage mulitple competing issues effectively.
  • Clear and persuasive written and spoken communication skills.


To express your interest in this position please email your CV to or call Daniel Hogan on 02 9236 9000


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