Senior Legal Counsel (12 month fixed term contract) - flexible working


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About Trailstone

At Trailstone we believe in shared success for our investors and our employees. Success is driven by exceptional people working together as a team with a passion for the mission and common values.

Trailstone is a global energy trader and risk manager. Our mission is to play a leading role in facilitating the worldwide transition to renewable power. Our primary business is real-time management of electricity generation assets. Our team of traders, meteorologists, software engineers, risk managers, and data scientists aim to increase the stability of electric grids while minimizing risk for generators of intermittent electricity from wind and solar investments. Trailstone leverages its energy market experience and predictive modelling platform to take and manage financial trading risk in energy markets.

Trailstone operates and develops a platform to trade renewable electricity assets like wind and solar power plants in Europe and North America. Today our robotic, AI & ML-driven real-time order execution manages thousands of renewable electricity assets.

About the Job

Trailstone is recruiting a lawyer on a 12 month fixed term contract to provide cover whilst one of our amazing lawyers is on maternity leave.  The role is suited to a UK qualified lawyer with at least 5 years PQE and covers a broad range of work including corporate, M&A, general commercial, debt finance and energy trading.  You will have some background in energy and experience of negotiating energy commodity trading agreements.  You should also have the ability to manage others as you will be involved in supervising our awesome paralegal.

Whilst the role is principally based in our London office, we are open to flexible arrangements in terms of working hours. Candidates who are keen to work 3, 4 or 5 days per week are welcome to apply.

Trailstone has bold ambitions to grow and the next 12 months are important in laying the groundwork for our future success.  If you want to contribute towards the success of an exciting, energetic company then please let us know

What will you do?

  • Use your knowledge and experience to help us to realise our ambitious growth plans
  • Be part of a dynamic Legal and Compliance team
  • Be a valued contributor to an exciting renewable energy business
  • Work with a variety of talented individuals across all business areas in Europe and North America
  • Report to the General Counsel and assist with supervising our paralegal

What do you need?

  • To be qualified to practice law in a common law jurisdiction, with 5+ years of post-qualification experience
  • A background in energy with experience of negotiating and drafting trading agreements
  • Experience of having worked as an in-house lawyer
  • Ability to adapt and work flexibly
  • Experience of working on finance or M&A transactions
  • Ability to work in a team and be able to manage others

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • A good manager of people and of your time
  • Inquisitive and attentive

 Start date: As soon as possible, ideally 9 August 2021

We’re different, and we like it that way! 

Here at Trailstone, we value our differences. In fact, our success depends upon them. 

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! 

By our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, Trailstone is creating value for our employees, our investors, and our communities. 

So regardless of your gender, race, ethnicity, orientation, physical limitations, how you identify, how you pray, who you love, where you went to school, who you consider family, or how old you are… you can belong here!