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Senior Legal Counsel
Our client is one of Europe’s largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Its main products are electricity, heat and gas. She is active in several European markets, including Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and France. Her strategic direction focuses on a sustainable heat and electricity production by transforming the production to low emitting technologies. She also wants to provide sustainable energy consumption by delivering smart energy solutions.

BA Markets is the Business Division where all asset optimization and trading activities are centralized for the Group. BA Markets is located in multiple sites across Europe with around 700 professionals working from Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Poland. BA Markets trades the full range of energy commodities such as electricity, gas, oil, coal, freight, renewable energies and emissions and takes responsibility for a diversified sourcing of power, fuels and carbon credits. BA Markets optimizes and hedges our client's generation assets in order to manage risk efficiently and optimize the portfolio value. The legal department of BA Markets supports the business with all its diversified activities.

We are currently looking for a

Interim Senior Legal Counsel in Legal BA Markets Netherlands, Staff Function Legal & CEO Office, for the duration of 6 months.

Main tasks & responsibilities

  • Report to the Manager Legal BA Markets Netherlands

  • Provide high quality legal support to enable the business to transact in a wide range of areas including (financial) energy trading, with an emphasis on documentation relating to physical Coal, Biomass, Freight, Oil and LNG

  • Ensuring awareness of legal risks and responsibilities in the mentioned areas

  • Have a solid interaction with the Business in order to translate business objectives, goals and strategy into concrete legal advice

  • Manage external legal resources in a result focused and cost effective way

  • Coordinate and prioritize own work efficiently

Qualifications and personal characteristics for the position

  • A Law graduate and professionally qualified business lawyer with substantial experience in a commercial (international) environment or the Energy sector and the above mentioned physical products

  • Preferably also familiar with the Industry Standards such as EFET, ISDA and CPMA

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Ability to grasp complex areas of law rapidly and accurately

  • Exhibiting sound practical judgment and result oriented

  • Ability to organize work effectively to meet critical deadlines

  • Intercultural understanding

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.




6 months



Interested? Send your CV (word), motivation and hourly rate incl travel expenses before 16th September 8.00 hrs.

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