Legal Counsel

Posted 21 December 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationCape Town
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Storage & DSR
Contact NameCharles Matthews

Job description

Legal Counsel

Our client is a listed IPP from wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and storage and a service provider to 3rd party clients such as Development, EPC, O&M and Distribution. They are in 20 countries, split among 4 continents, and offering a global operating capacity to their clients.


  • Prior experience as Legal Advisor or Legal Counsel will be valued.

  • Knowledge in renewable energy projects and or international tenders at least in the past 4-5 years.

  • Ability to communicate legal risks and recommendations to senior managers in the company.

  • Must have international experience, commercial profile.

  • Problem-solving capabilities, strategic thinking, judgement, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Proactive and creative legal analysis will be key.

  • Experience in the drafting and negotiation of power purchase agreements is a plus.

  • Some background in M&A matters is a plus.

  • Some background in project finance is a plus.


  • To manage and supervise a variety of regulatory and commercial matters across the Africa region to support the business in the development of the projects and in the expansion of the new opportunities in this market.

  • Support preparation of public tenders and submission of documentation.

  • Provide legal guidance and innovative solutions to different internal teams.

  • Support the business line development teams and the different teams involved in the drafting and negotiation of the documents supporting their activities and the development of the projects, including drafting, negotiating and advice on commercial agreements as land options, leases, connection agreements, power purchase agreements, tender documents, etc.

  • Accompany the projects through financial close, requiring review and drafting of loan agreements, security agreements, common terms, liaising with lenders legal advisors, etc.

  • Review and advise on legally binding documents, follow-up and advise on negotiations;

  • Support and advise development managers in the analysis of new markets;

  • Contribute to the strategic and budgetary planning process of the business line;

  • Contribute to the risk assessment of the activities of the business unit, its business partners, suppliers and other business stakeholders;

  • Draft and negotiate other contracts such as LoIs, NDAs, MoUs, etc.

  • Identify and maintain a network of legal partners capable of globally support the needs of the business unit in terms of local legal advice.