Legal Counsel

Posted 30 May 2024
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationFrankfurt am Main
Job type Permanent
Discipline Energy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameSam Hadfield

Job description

​Our client, a highly regarded European Solar Developer, are seeking a German Qualified Legal Counsel who will primarily support their German business with the development and construction of large-scale ground-mounted solar PV projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Pro-actively and autonomously provide legal support in solar project development specifically and corporate business in general

  • Be the go-to person for all solar PV project legal related matters in Germany

  • Manage legal processes for their solar PV projects in Germany

  • Provide high standards best practice legal support in the project construction process, supporting with drafting, negotiating and finalizing key project agreements such as EPC contracts and O&M contracts.

  • Involvement in other stages of the project lifecycle, including incorporation of SPVs, land agreements, PPAs and project financing.

  • Track changes to legislation and their impact on our development pipeline/future focus

  • Instructing and managing external lawyers


  • 3+ years’ experience as a

    construction lawyer, preferably in renewable energy

  • German qualified lawyer preferred, but will consider lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions.

  • High level understanding and interest in the different aspects of the project, including development, technical, offtake, O&M and project finance.

  • Strong negotiation, influencing, and commercial skills

  • Spoken and written fluency in German and English

  • Willingness to travel occasionally within (or to) London and abroad.