Energi Danmark – Senior Legal Counsel

Job Description

Energi Danmark is looking for an ambitious and talented lawyer with strong legal skills, experience, and interest in the energy- and trading industry to take on the role as Senior Legal Counsel.

As Senior Legal Counsel your main task will be to use your skills within energy regulation and energy trading and services. You will be responsible for drafting and negotiating various energy contracts such as PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements), GSAs (Gas Sales Agreement), wholesale agreements, agreements related to financial products, etc. Further, you will be supporting and sparring with other business functions in relation to various legal issues.

At Energi Danmark you will quickly gain independent responsibility supported with the necessary sparring. You will refer to the VP Legal & Compliance who will also be your closest sparring partner, and you will be closely linked to the business of Energi Danmark, its subsidiaries and the other support functions in the group.

If you excel in a dynamic and international environment within an ambitious and successful organisation, want to contribute to the green transition, and have the drive and skills to take on legal responsibilities within energy and trading, this might be the position for you.

Legal team

The position as Senior Legal Counsel is placed in Energi Danmark’s Legal & Compliance team consisting of 6 skilled specialists including the VP Legal & Compliance and two Compliance Officers. Legal & Compliance’s main area of responsibility is to identify and mitigate all legal and compliance risks within the Energi Danmark group.

Legal & Compliance is based in Aarhus, however Energi Danmark can offer you the possibility of working partly remotely or from one of the group’s other offices in the Nordics (including Copenhagen in Denmark). You should expect travelling to Aarhus if you are based in one of the other offices in the Nordics.

Areas of Responsibilities

In the role as Senior Legal Counsel, you will play an essential role in advising and assisting the organization within various types of energy and trading contracts and regulations.

Your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Drafting and negotiating various types of energy contracts (typically customized agreements), especially PPAs, but also GSAs, wholesale agreements, cooperation agreements, sales agreements, certificate trading agreements, agreements related to financial products, etc.
  • Assisting and advising on standardized agreements such as EFET (Former European Federation of Energy Traders, now Energy Traders Europe) agreements and similar sector standards.
  • Provision of legal advice and assistance in connection with the structuring and implementation of new trading strategies and energy products.
  • Ensuring compliance with legislation and other regulatory requirements specifically related to energy agreements together with the Compliance team.
  • Assisting or leading strategic legal projects in the group.
  • Supporting the business in various day-to-day legal matters on a range of other legal subjects, including general corporate commercial law, M&A, disputes, contracts, HR, etc.

Reporting and Title

Reporting to: VP Legal & Compliance Mads Bang-Christensen

Title: Senior Legal Counsel

Ideal Experience

Education: You are a qualified lawyer (cand.jur., cand.merc.jur. or Nordic equivalent) with a strong academic legal background combined with not less than 5 (and potentially several more) years of practical experience within relevant legal areas.

Industry: Preferably, you have practical experience from a commercial environment such as a law firm, trading company and/or a larger private company ideally within the
energy or related industry.

Legal areas: You have strong competencies within commercial law and preferably energy law, such as energy- and trading agreements.

Commerical mindset: Strong commercial mindset enabling you to balance legal requirements with the commercial drivers and goal of the business.

Language skills: You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in one of the Nordic and English languages, and substantial experience with legal English in relation to
drafting and negotiating.

Personal Capabilities

Pro-active: You are proactive with a natural inclination to take initiative and drive a process, and you can work individually as well as part of a team.

Solution oriented and ambitious: You are professionally ambitious and set high standards in everything you do. You are solution-oriented and can focus on delivering the best possible legal and commercial result with the given constraints and deadlines in mind.

Integrity and openess: You have a high level of integrity and openness that can facilitate a constructive work environment where trust, respect and mutual consideration is prioritized.

Personal drive: You have a hands-on and can-do approach, a good personal drive and you are able to stand by your opinions and speak up when necessary.

Energi Danmark´s value proposition to you

As an employee at Energi Danmark, you will become part of an international and ambitious energy trading group with competent and dedicated colleagues.

Energi Danmark offers you an exciting and challenging job in an international environment with high expectations and good professional and personal development opportunities. You will have a high degree of autonomy and the opportunity to shape the content of your own position.

Energi Danmark considers its employees as the most important resource and focuses on employee wellbeing both in and outside the workplace. Energi Danmark prioritizes good working conditions and attractive employee benefits, e.g. by offering a competitive compensation package and flexible working hours where your work-life balance is a priority.

Further, Energi Danmark works to create an attractive and pleasant work atmosphere, e.g. by hosting social events that bring different parts of the employees together.

About Energi Danmark

Energi Danmark was founded in 1993 and has grown from being a small company with very few employees to being an international group with around 250 employees spread across Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Germany.

Energi Danmark is one of Denmark’s leading energy trading groups with activities in physical and financial electricity and gas trading and related energy products. Today, Energi Danmark is the largest player in the market for electricity trading to business customers in Denmark and has subsidiaries in Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Germany.

When it comes to energy trading, Energi Danmark group has developed a strong team of dedicated traders who trade electricity and gas across national borders every day throughout the year. They move electricity from areas with an excess of electricity to areas with less electricity, thereby optimizing and balancing the energy grids in Europe. The energy market is constantly changing, and it is therefore essential to always keep a finger on the pulse and be up to date with the latest developments in the energy markets. Energi Danmark’s trading department constantly keeps a vigilant eye on the latest developments, and the Energi Danmark group is therefore one of the leading trading houses when it comes to knowledge of the European energy markets.

The company is well-established with a strong ownership structure and actively participates in securing and further developing a well-functioning electricity and energy trading market in Europe.

Energi Danmark is headquartered in Aarhus with approximately 250 employees, of which about 180 are based in Aarhus.

To learn more about Energi Danmark, please visit https://www.energidanmark.dk/.

Application and Contact

If you recognise the profile we are looking for and find this opportunity attractive, please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation or call Mikkel Falkenberg on tel: +45 29993065 or Camilla Krogh on tel: +45 51261264 from RESOLVA to hear more about the position.

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