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Corporate Legal Counsel

Role description



  • A vacancy has arisen for a lawyer in the Innogy/RWE Renewables legal team. It is expected that the applicant will have acquired significant legal experience either in-house or within a commercial legal practice.
  • The role is for an experienced lawyer to provide legal support and advice to Innogy/RWE’s renewable energy business which includes onshore and offshore wind, solar and battery storage.
  • The role will be very hands on and the applicant will be required to handle a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. The role is likely to involve advising on all aspects of corporate transactions and matters including drafting, reviewing and negotiating corporate and commercial agreements including sale and purchase agreements, business sale agreements, joint venture agreements, partnering arrangements, financing documents, confidentiality and exclusivity agreements and other similar agreements.
  • The role will be based in Swindon but is likely to have an international dimension with some travel, both within the UK and overseas.


Required skills and experience


  • The applicant must be a qualified solicitor or barrister.
  • The applicant should have experience in the field or mergers and acquisitions and will be required to advise on a broad range of corporate and commercial agreements. Energy related experience is advantageous but not essential to apply for the role.
  • The applicant will require strong drafting skills and good commercial acumen.
  • The role will also involve the instruction and management of external lawyers from time to time.
  • The applicant must have a high degree of flexibility, self-motivation and the confidence and ability to work unsupervised and in a proactive manner.
  • The applicant must have the ability to deliver high quality legal advice in a commercial context. The applicant will need to be comfortable briefing senior management on significant legal issues as and when they arise.
  • The role will require a good deal of team working so the applicant will need to have good communication and inter-personal skills and the ability to manage and get on with a broad range of people.




Why you should apply

As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package you’ll also get the opportunity to really shape the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term ambitions.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.  




Salary and package details



Competitive Salary

25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

Up to 15% Pension


Life insurance/Death in Service

Family medical care

Cycle to work

Eye Test/Flu Jab Vouchers

Corporate Discount scheme



There will be an expectation to travel to other offices and sites outside of your base location (including Europe/Overseas) which may involve overnight stays



Our company


innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world.

We plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. Part of our portfolio are wind and hydro power plants as well as solar and biomass plants. Currently, We are particularly strongly represented in our home market, Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy.

Our aim is to expand renewables worldwide, both on our own and working with partners. We believe that working together in this way is the key to making the energy transition a success.

innogy is one of the major operators of offshore and onshore wind energy in Europe. In addition to wind power, we also want to grow utility-scale solar power plant. In addition to our core markets, we are already active in new markets such as the USA, Australia and Canada.



Closing date on this role is 15/04/2020 , Please apply online and contact Lisa Phillips if you have any queries or questions lisa.phillips@innogy.com








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