Legal Counsel (Development) - Spain

Madrid, Community of Madrid, es
Company: Lightsource BP
Category: Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Published on 2021-06-13 22:07:00

Job Description

Job Title

Legal Counsel (Development) - Spain

Department

Legal

About Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp (LSbp) is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

What You’ll do (the role)

Role and Responsibilities

  • Review, negotiation and drafting legal documents and agreements related to the development of solar energy projects, including among others, LOIs, NDAs, SPAs, services agreements, joint venture and shareholders agreements, grid and infrastructures sharing agreements, Interconnection agreements, letters to public entities in connection with authorisation process, etc.
  • Review, negotiation and drafting of land agreements (lease agreements, surface rights purchase) and analysis of the ownership and registral status.
  • Advising on energy regulatory frameworks and the commercial impact of legislative changes (including research reports and analysis of case-law precedents)
  • Analysis of permitting and planning processes and requirements for Projects
  • Identification of legal risks and issues from legal analysis (including due diligence).
  • Corporate legal and day to day business activities (i.e. drafting minutes of the board and general meetings, powers of attorney, assistance to the other department in legal queries).
  • Coordination with external law firms.
  • Interaction with other teams within the company (Business Development, technical team, Structure Finance, PPAs, Procurement, Construction etc.).
  • Who we’re looking for

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong academic background and experience gained in leading international / mid to top tier firm
  • High standard of English (verbal and written)
  • Being able to work in a multicultural company
  • Probusiness oriented lawyer
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well, hardworking approach and a team player
  • Flexible attitude and ability to multi -task. Strong time management / prioritisation skills
  • Experience

    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 / project contracts
  • Why you’ll make a great member of the team

    Education and Qualifications

  • Equivalent to at least 3 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
  • Fluent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Personal/Work Skills

  • Ability to deal confidently and build strong relations with senior business colleagues
  • Flexible attitude and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong time management skills
  • Team Player
  • Why you’ll want to work for us

    Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.

    Be you

    We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

    Be responsible

    Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity. 

    Be recognized

    Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits alongside flexible working conditions.

    Be inspired

    Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our net-zero by 2025 campaign.

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