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Legal Counsel: Job description

GreenStream Network Ltd is now looking for a Legal Counsel with 1 - 4 years’ experience to be based in Helsinki, Finland. The role is to support the General Counsel with the day-to-day legal functions within the group, delivering high-quality corporate governance and assisting in the management of legal risk.

About GreenStream

GreenStream Network Ltd is an investor, investment management and advisory company in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate finance, with active operations in Europe, China and sub-Saharan Africa. It provides multi-disciplinary services to public and private organisations worldwide on clean energy technology, climate finance, environmental trading schemes, energy commodity markets and related policy and legislation. GreenStream offers customised clean energy and carbon investment vehicles and strategies, market and policies analysis, and expertise for energy and climate project assessment, development and management. In addition to being the co-Manager of the Renewable Energy Performance Platform www.repp-africa.org, GreenStream manages two carbon funds and designs, finances and implements energy service company (ESCO) business models in China.

The Role

Within a small legal team that plays a key role in the operations of the Company, your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the General Counsel in general commercial matters, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of contracts

  • Managing the KYC process for a major renewables initiative in Africa

  • Responsibility for corporate governance tasks in relation to the Company, its joint ventures and its subsidiaries

  • Applying specialist knowledge in support of the Advisory business unit of the Company
     

The Requirements

  • Passionate about the challenge of climate change

  • University degree in law, with an strong academic record

  • Experience from working in a challenging international business environment either as an in-house lawyer or in a law firm with international clients

  • Ability to understand complex contractual issues and their practical implications to business, and provide clear legal advice

  • Ability to work independently and handle a variety of matters at once in a fast-paced environment

  • First class communication, presentation and negotiation skills. Excellent Finnish and English is required (written and spoken) and Chinese and/or French language skills advantageous

  • Motivated, flexible, and independent personality with a desire to develop an international reputation in the field of climate law

 

How to apply

Please send, electronically, your CV along with a one page cover letter (in English) including a salary expectation to Karl Upston-Hooper, General Counsel, karl.upston-hooper@greenstream.net no later than Sunday 11th December. Applications are reviewed continuously.