Senior In House Legal Counsel

Helsinki, Finland
£Attractive Package
17 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior In House Legal Counsel -  Global Energy Business – Finland 

Our client, a well-known global energy business with over 180 000 staff operating in thriving and expanding markets, is looking for an experienced legal counsel whose role will be part of the Global Legal Department.

Your Responsibilities

As Senior Legal Counsel your overall responsibility will be to support the Nordic/Baltic zone in local business related activities. You will provide counsel and support within a range of legal areas such as commercial contract law, procurement law, labour law and compliance (M & A, intellectual property law, corporate secretarial, insurance law and tax law will not be part of the responsibilities of the position).

More specifically, you will:

  • Prepare and review tenders and contracts (sales and purchasing).
  • Support negotiations.
  • Assist in pre-litigation / claims, local real estate matters and employment issues.
  • Help to ensure compliance and to manage risk in accordance with applicable legal requirements and Group policies.
  • Provide reasonable assistance to other members of the GLD as requested by the Legal Management.

Your Experience and Personal Qualifications

In order to take on this position you should be a fully qualified lawyer authorized to practice law in Finland having a Bachelor of Laws degree or higher. You have minimum of 6 years of relevant experience, ideally in an in-house environment. We expect that you have a solid experience in reviewing and preparing agreements and independently performing negotiations. Additionally experience with construction law, including YSE1998, is a strong advantage.

You are highly respected in your field and known as a person with high integrity. You have strong collaboration skills and easily form relations in a multicultural environment. You are structured and meticulous and enjoy working in a high pace without compromising on the level of detail and quality. Furthermore you are able to handle complex legal issues in a pragmatic and solution-oriented manner.

You will work in an international setting and will be communicating in Finnish and English (Swedish would be an advantage).

Are you interested?

The successful applicant will enjoy a position with great responsibility and independence, where you will have a central role close to customers. You will become a part of a global specialist in energy management and automation with more than 180.000 colleagues around the world.

For consideration, please forward your details to Mila Read of McKenzie Douglas.

To be considered for this role you must be eligible to work in Finland.

 *McKenzie Douglas ALWAYS reviews all applications on merit