Legal Counsel -Energy/Power, EMEA

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    City of London, London
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About the company:

A fast-growing global provider of flexible turn-key data centres for top cloud providers, hyperscalers’ and the world’s leading technology companies is seeking a Legal Counsel, Energy/Power to join their legal team.

About the role:

Reporting to the Director and Senior Corporate Counsel, Development, EMEA. The Legal Counsel, Energy/Power is responsible for legal and corporate governance in support of the organisation’s power projects across EMEA. The organisation is frequently engaging with Transmission System Operators, Distribution Network Operators and Independent Distribution Network Operators and/or their equivalents across EMEA, in order to secure the required connection, import capacity and infrastructure needed to power their data centers. The business enters connection offers, framework agreements (e.g. CUSC), bilateral connection agreements, construction agreements, metering agreements, energy supply agreements and various others.

The role will require the candidate to manage all legal aspects of power arrangements, utilising external counsel where appropriate, to support the business in negotiating and agreeing contracts, managing, and controlling risk whilst facilitating developments being delivered at pace. In addition to providing excellent legal expertise and support, the candidate must bring a proactive, business and solution-oriented mindset to legal matters, an enterprise lens and a proven ability to work collaboratively across the organisation and specifically within the EMEA power team.

About you:

The successful candidate will have at least 7 PQE, having trained in a top UK law firm. Ideally, with experience within the energy sector and experience of the process of obtaining a connection with the National Grid or other equivalent National Electricity Transmission System Operator. Familiarity with electricity connection offers and agreements and novation of the same, as well as an understanding of contestable and non-contestable works.

Additionally, you will have experience of working in a fast-paced in-house environment (desirable but not essential). Multi-jurisdictional experience including working with global external counsel will be highly advantageous. This role would suit someone who is commercially astute and who thrives in a fast paced, complex, and rapidly changing environment. A desire to take ownership of their area of legal responsibility for Power and Infrastructure and experience in continuous improvement and driving enhancements that benefit the Company.

The company is expanding, and this is an excellent role for someone looking to take on the challenge and opportunity of working with senior stakeholders. To explore this exciting opportunity further, please apply.

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