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German Legal Counsel


ID : 4786657

Berlin Office | Hybrid Working (3-days week in the office) | Full-Time Permanent Role 


About the Role 

We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel, qualified in German law, to join our rapidly growing Berlin office. This role will support Trailstone’s European renewable energy business on a wide variety of transactional, commercial and regulatory matters.  

This will be a full-time permanent role in the Trailstone Legal Department, owning the following responsibilities: 

  • Working closely with, and becoming a trusted legal advisor to, the European renewables business to drive positive business results. 
  • Providing day-to-day legal advice and counsel on a wide range of commercial transactions in the field of renewable energy, including;
    • negotiating PPAs
    • direct marketing agreements
    • balancing services agreements
    • non-disclosure agreements
    • and other structured transactions
  • Conducting research into a variety of legal issues, providing legal analysis and counsel to business leaders that anticipates and helps mitigate legal risks. 
  • Working cross-functionally with business teams (Compliance, Regulatory, Tax, Credit/Treasury, Risk) to take deals across the finish line while ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. 
  • Collaborating closely with the other members of Trailstone Legal Department to constantly improve our processes and best practices. 
  • Interfacing with outside counsel on significant transactions, regulatory matters, and disputes.  


About You 

This person will be an experienced lawyer, fluent in both German & English, with a demonstrated record of negotiating complex transactions and strategically solving problems. In addition, we are looking for somebody with the following: 


  • Fully licensed to practice law in Germany (Volljurist). Strong first and second legal state examination (mindestens befriedigend). 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant legal experience, at least partially with a major law firm, energy trader, corporate legal department or government agency. 
  • Relevant transactional experience in the renewable energy industry in Germany. 
  • High-quality fact-finding, drafting, negotiating, writing and research skills. 
  • Excellent analytical skills, impeccable attention to detail, strong sense of ownership, initiative and accountability. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and in collaboration with others to get deals across the finish line. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Experience managing competing expectations, being nimble, prioritising effectively and delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Demonstrated business acumen and credibility to inspire confidence among internal clients.


About Trailstone 

Trailstone is a global energy and technology company, operating at the intersection of renewable and conventional power. We trade energy in global markets, and we provide a best-in-class service to manage the inherent intermittency of renewable power generation across the short, medium and long term. 

As an energy trader, we buy and sell electricity and gas which is physically delivered on the grids, and we leverage our physical market knowledge to trade financial commodities. 

As a provider of renewable energy management services, we take on the complexity of managing renewable power across different countries so that our customers can focus on their core mission of investment and growth. Trailstone offers an efficient, fully automated front-to-back renewable power management platform underpinned by our long-standing market experience, proprietary technology, data analytics and meteorology. 


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Differences in backgrounds, identities and experiences lead to differing views of the world. Different world views lead to healthy differences in opinions. Different opinions are essential to creating a robust marketplace of ideas. And it is our ideas that will make Trailstone a market leader in energy innovation and disruption! 

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