Nordic Solar is a growing and highly successful solar PV company looking for a talented lawyer with practical experience within M&A and/or renewables (alternatively real estate, financing law or other legal areas involving transactional related work, provided that in such case involvement in the transactional parts of these areas is vital) who wants to be part of a dynamic and fast-growing business working towards a greener future. You will join a team of ambitious and supportive lawyers who are dedicated to delivering high-end legal advice and presenting pragmatic and business-oriented solutions.
As part of the legal team in Nordic Solar, you will be working independently focusing on supporting Nordic Solar in the activities related to the acquisition, development, and divestment of solar projects. You will be handling all phases of the projects, which includes drafting and negotiating various M&A documents, financing agreements, power purchase agreements and joint venture agreements, handling due diligence processes and providing general legal advice to Nordic Solar’s business. The work will in addition to your solid legal skillset require practical and commercial skills as the lawyers at Nordic Solar play a key role as trusted advisors and team members in relation to all activities and projects.
The role requires approx. 10 – 12 days of yearly travelling within Europe.
Nordic Solar’s legal team currently consists of 6 legal managers (with different seniority levels), a senior manager who handles corporate legal affairs, a senior compliance manager and 3 document controllers in addition to the Chief Legal Officer (Tim Gadatsch) and the Head of Legal (Christina Andersen).
From providing legal advice to getting involved in almost every legal aspect of the solar park projects, the legal team plays a vital role in all phases of the life cycle of Nordic Solar’s solar projects. The legal team is responsible for all legal questions arising out of the acquisition, development, construction, financing, operation, and divestments of the solar farms owned by Nordic Solar. Moreover, the team handles all other legal questions arising in connection with Nordic Solar’s activities.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
As Senior Legal Manager you will be responsible for handling the following tasks:
- Working closely with the M&A and Development team on project acquisition, development, and divestment of solar projects.
- Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of contracts, such as share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, financing agreements, power purchase agreements, land lease agreements, real estate deeds, and other agreements related to the acquisition, development, and divestment of solar farms.
- Act as project manager on the various projects related to the acquisition, development, and divestment of solar farms.
- Managing stakeholders and contact with external legal advisers, consultants, and relevant authorities in Denmark and abroad.
- Working with the M&A and Financing team on financing transactions and power purchase agreements.
- Overseeing legal due diligence processes.
- In cooperation with the M&A team, review tariff and subsidy regimes (national or corporate-based) as well as the overall regulatory framework under which the investments are made.
In addition to these areas of responsibility, you will from time to time provide legal advice to the management, as well as other departments within Nordic Solar on general legal matters.
REPORTING AND TITLE
Reporting to: Head of Legal Christina Andersen
Title: Senior Legal Manager
Education: You have a Master of Laws (cand.jur. or cand.merc.jur.) from Denmark or another EU country and possibly also license to practice as attorney-at-law from a reputable law firm.
Legal areas: You have minimum 6 years of experience from a law firm or in-house legal position, preferably within M&A and/or renewable energy projects, alternatively within other legal areas involving transactional work, such as real estate or financing transactions.
Drafting and negotiation skills: You have extensive experience with drafting and negotiation of various legal contracts and documents, especially M&A related documents.
Industry: Ideally, you have practical experience with the energy industry, e.g. from working in a renewable energy company (solar, bio or wind) or in the renewable energy department of a law firm.
Language skills: You have excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language and substantial experience with legal English in relation to drafting and negotiating. The following languages are considered an advantage: German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Danish or another European language.
International mindset: You have an international outlook and experience from working in an international environment.
Proactive and solution orientated: You are ambitious, proactive, solution orientated and take responsibility for your work and tasks and ensure that they are solved in a satisfactory and timely matter. Moreover, you enjoy project and transaction management, and you have the ability to drive a process and work and thrive in a high-growth, fast-paced environment.
Structured and detail oriented: You are structured and appreciate when details are accurate, however not losing sight of the overall target or picture.
Team player: You contribute to a team with a positive and team-oriented mind-set, and you understand the value of knowledge sharing and pulling as a team.
Good at communicating and handling risks: You are able to understand, assess, and explain contract risks in a simple manner and are able to find balanced solutions to cover such risks.
NORDIC SOLAR’S VALUE PROPOSITION TO YOU
Nordic Solar focuses on providing a sustainable workplace and is a company that is very welcoming of new employees also valuing the collegial community. Thus, the team is characterized by an informal culture and a strong team spirit where everyone supports one another, e.g., celebrating successes and arranging many social events.
The team behind Nordic Solar is very versatile both in age, nationality, educational background, and professional experience. This represents a strength both professionally and socially, while implying inclusiveness and adaptability.
Moreover, the team is composed of highly professional employees representing some of the best within their respective fields of study. Consequently, high proficiency is a prominent feature among the team. However, being specialists, the employees work according to the same shared objectives, namely, to ensure high transparency and added value in favour of Nordic Solar’s investors.
Nordic Solar gives priority to creating an interesting and motivating workplace for all employees, and it works purposefully with the company values. An intense cooperation takes place daily across departments and professional disciplines, and, as a result, focus is to a great extent on staff and organisational development.
Nordic Solar is further concerned with employee satisfaction, which is why they, among other, offer joint training, an attractive canteen scheme, the possibility of psychotherapy sessions, massage, a staff association, flexibility, work-life balance, a competitive remuneration package and the possibility of developing further in the role as the company grows and reaches its goals.
ABOUT NORDIC SOLAR
Nordic Solar is a Danish owned energy company which was established in 2010. Since its establishment, Nordic Solar has focused on building a green and sustainable solar energy company while ensuring an attractive return for shareholders at the same time. Nordic Solar develops, builds, operates, and divests industrial solar parks with a focus on Europe and is committed to creating the largest and most professional solar energy company in the Nordic region. Nordic Solar’s business is based on the ambition to produce green energy for the benefit of both companies and consumers based on a responsible and scalable business model that helps to ensure growth and potential for new investments in solar park projects.
The vision of Nordic Solar is to become the leading solar energy company in the Nordics. In the coming years, Nordic Solar has ambitions to continue its high growth rate and expects a tripling of the capacity of its solar parks in operation by the end of 2025 – a plan that requires investments of up to DKK 5 billion in the years to come.
Nordic Solar has articulated four corporate values reflecting their ways of working and serving as a compass as to how to run their business on a strategic and operational level. The corporate values are:
- Work-life balance
Consequently, Nordic Solar aims to act as a serious and trustworthy partner in relation to their clients, collaborators, and colleagues. This encompasses complete transparency regarding their ways of working as well as an open and honest communication style.
Currently, Nordic Solar employes approx. 110 employees, and the organization works from offices in Hellerup, Copenhagen.
Nordic Solar relies on a linear organisational structure. However, in practice, Nordic Solar is characterised by an informal culture, opting for cross-organisational communication, making room for sharing and expressing opinions.
For more information about Nordic Solar, please visit: https://nordicsolar.eu/
APPLICATION AND CONTACT
If you recognise the profile we are looking for in yourself and find this opportunity attractive please apply here and include a resume and other relevant documentation. To hear more about the position, please contact Camilla Krogh from RESOLVA on tel: +45 51261264 or Christina Balling Schmidt from RESOLVA on tel: +45 30103918.