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Senior Legal Counsel

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Madrid, Spain
Industry:
Salary: USD80000 - USD100000 per annum
Start Date: 2018-02-26
Reference: 76122
Contact Name: Jonathan Edwards
Contact Email: jonathan.edwards@nesgt.com
Job Published: January 17, 2018 14:32

Job Description

Job Title:  Senior Legal Counsel


Location: Madrid


Salary: $80,000 - $100,000 + Benefits

 

The Client

Our client is a global leader in the solar industry. They distribute their solar products and sells its solutions and services to a diversified international utility, commercial and residential customer base.

The Role
  • Provide legal support in connection with existing projects in Mexico and Argentina and upcoming bidding and M&A projects in LATAM countries and Spain;
  • Support project development and finance team in tax efficient project shareholding/corporate structure that complies with Madrid‘s legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Support legal due diligence on prospect development, investment/financing opportunities;
  • Manage and evaluate international and local outside counsels;
  • Draft, review, comment on project Shareholders Meetings and Agreements, Powers of Attorney, EPC and O&M term sheet, EPC/O&M/development/investment/financing/project sales agreements, assist development, investment, EPC and financing teams in negotiation of all key project contracts and investment/financing/project sales agreements;
  • Interact with Federal, State and Municipal authorities when required;
  • Provide advice and support to our management on risk management, compliance and other legal related matters related to the Mexico Project Business; and
  • Support claims, disputes, mediations, litigations and arbitrations on behalf of the Mexico Project Business.
  • Travel as required.
 


Requirements


 
  • Law Degree from reputable university in Mexico/Spain.
  • LLM from a reputable US university is a plus.
  • Licensed to practice as in-house counsel in Mexico/Spain, current good standing.
  • 8+ years of relevant law practice experience at a reputable Mexican/Spanish firm and/or in the corporate legal department of a reputable Mexican/Spanish company.
  • In-house counsel experience in energy companies is a plus.
  • Experience in project finance is a plus.
  • Experience in EPC, project development and/or renewables industry is a plus.
  • Strong ethics and impeccable integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management, and business associates.
  • Excellent coordination skills; ability to coordinate each workstream internally.
 


Language Requirement


 
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (Written/Oral).