Senior Legal Counsel

London (Greater)
10 Jul 2019
10 Aug 2019
7 years+
Legal counsel
Full time
Contract type

Averda - the leading environmental and waste management services company in the emerging world – is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel based in our London office.

Role Responsibilities

  • Support the tendering team in preparing tender proposals
  • Negotiate and draft high value waste contracts and ancillary contracts with government and large private clients
  • Manage, prepare and negotiate contract variations and amendments
  • Represent Averda at client meetings and assist Averda’s project teams to prepare for such meetings
  • Review, draft and advise project teams on correspondence with clients
  • Direct and manage dispute resolution

Skills, qualifications and experience requirements:

  • Law degree
  • Admitted to practice law, preferably in England and Wales or France
  • Fluent in English and French (speaking and drafting)
  • 8 + years' PQE
  • Previous experience working in a law firm, in construction/projects, and/or working in house for a construction/projects (or similar) corporation
  • Previous experience in negotiating and drafting concession agreements/similar services agreements with government counterparties
  • Previous experience in negotiating and drafting waste to energy related agreements (for example, power purchase agreements)
  • Previous experience in working in emerging markets on projects

Other competencies and responsibilities:

  • Experience working with FIDIC would be advantageous
  • MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Office environment: ability to work beyond traditional working hours if a task or project requires it
  • Ability to travel as required by the business

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