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Legal Counsel

Posted 44 days ago
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Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyPermanent
Sectors:Offshore WindJob Reference: BH-6603
Dylan Church
Dylan Church

Our client, based in Hamburg, are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel who will primarily focus on providing day-to-day inhouse legal counsel support to their German service organisation and offshore windfarm project.
Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, including complex contracts for the operation and maintenance of windfarms, as well as other project-related contracts with suppliers and service providers
  • Supporting the relevant corporate functions and advising on a wide variety of legal issues including contracts for work and services, commercial and corporate law, and energy law
  • Working closely together with different departments, in particular, contract & claim management and procurement and external stakeholders
  • Providing legal support and advice on dispute management and resolution
  • Advising on legal risks and developing strategies to mitigate such risks
  • Preparing updates on legal developments and conducting internal trainings
  • Providing support to maintaining relevant permits for the operation of windfarms and complying with grid connection conditions
  • Being an integral member of our client’s global legal team


  • Methodical and organised: You naturally work in a methodical way and relish the opportunity to add structure and order to your work. This will help with the competing priorities you will be managing
  • Collaborative: You build relationships easily with internal and external stakeholders
  • Mindset: You possess a proactive and innovative solution driven and "can-do" mindset with the ability to think creatively
  • Hands on: You enjoy undertaking unexpected challenges deriving from the operation of windfarms managed by a small team
  • Independent: You set your own timescales and milestones to ensure you meet your objectives, always considering urgency and importance of each task
  • Working environment: You enjoy working in a dynamic project and service provider environment, with deadlines, high workload and permanently changing priorities


  • Full qualification as a lawyer (university degree and German second state law examination (Volljurist) with above average results
  • Fluent in both English and German, verbally and in writing; Polish language skills are considered an advantage
  • Professional experience in a law-firm or in-house legal department with the renewable sector is considered an advantage
  • Enjoys working in a motivated and international team and with other departments.
  • Good communication skills, able to work both independently and in a team
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