Shareholder & Governance Counsel - Energy Giant

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Salary:

    car allowance, pension, bonus

  • Contact:

    Nick Wilkins

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly regarded Legal Team and assist the General Counsel to provide a pro-active, preventative and commercially relevant legal service to the major projects ongoing within the business. You will ideally have around 5-10 PQE, with solid commercial and governance experience, as well as have a problem solving approach.

The role is high profile and high impact. The work of the Legal team is critical to the success of the projects with responsibilities which include:

  • Governance: Managing complex governance arrangements across major projects in the UK
  • Intellectual Property Rights: understanding, overseeing and advising on complex IPR rights across different technologies
  • Construction: negotiating and supporting the management of contracts required for the construction of the new nuclear power stations, including management of any disputes; and
  • Regulatory and planning: Supporting the businesses with regulatory compliance and development/compliance with planning requirements.

Your role will be:

  • To act as the expert in shareholder matters relating to each of the UK projects, providing support to the General Counsel on matters from a shareholder viewpoint across all equity and project documents.
  • To develop, share knowledge and work closely with others within the rest of the Legal Team in providing solutions to enable the success of the projects and protecting shareholder interests.
  • To provide a timely, pro-active and solutions focussed legal advice on management of the equity arrangements, key contracts, arrangements with Government and shareholders and general advice on all development projects.
  • Whilst the role predominantly focuses on understanding and navigating existing agreements, it also required the review, draft and negotiation of contracts where appropriate.
  • To identify and support management of claims and disputes which may arise.
  • To develop and deliver training courses appropriate for the business and for other solicitors as required.
  • To undertake research, as directed, on future legislative changes that may impact the business.

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