Legal counsel

Location
London
Salary
Up to £60,000 depending on experience
Posted
20 Feb 2019
Closes
18 Mar 2019
Ref
169735/rg
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Energy
PQE
1-3 Years
Experience Level
Junior Level

A private Infrastructure Development Group based in London are seeking a legal counsel for a key role within their legal team. This organisation invest in sub-Saharan infrastructure projects and are funded by several governments including the UK. The overall aim is to insure the risks associated with the early stages of project development are reduced and ensuring that it develops into a successful investment opportunity. 

This role will require you to work across projects in all infrastructure sectors and all sub-Saharan countries in which they operate. The role is London based but there may be options to travel. You will provide legal support to the wider legal team, the board and the investment committees across 3 areas, corporate, development teams and projects.

Wider responsibilities will include:

  • Providing corporate advisory support to the board
  • Managing and maintaining relationships with each developer team and negotiating and drafting agreements for new developers
  • Acting as legal counsel on specific projects and working closely with business development managers and asset managers in relation to these
  • Negotiating all legal documents including loan documentation 
  • Providing legal support on any project under development, equity disposals, structural reorganisation and the exit of projects 

This is an extremely varied role with an excellent opportunity to get fully involved in high level work from an early stage. As a qualified lawyer with at least 1 year pqe you will have renewable energy experience and ideally at least a training seat within M&A. A fluent French speaker and some Africa experience would also be ideal. The role will involve very senior stakeholder exposure so good communication skills are key.

For further information please contact me via rg@barclaysimpson.com

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