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Legal counsel (M/F)

Requisition ID:  27518

Paris, 92, FR

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Specialist | Full-Time

Are you ready to boost your career in an international and innovative renewable energy company and exercise your legal and business knowledge to support achieve a de-carbonized future?

Then read along, as we have an exciting opportunity to join French Legal & Compliance team as a Specialist Legal Counsel focusing on French Onshore and Offshore wind activities!


Please apply before the 9th of June 2022.


Finance > Vestas Legal, Risk & Compliance > Legal France

Vestas Mediterranean (MED) is an independent Sales Business Unit (SBU) within Vestas Wind Systems A/S, covering onshore and offshore wind markets in the South Europe, Africa and Middle East, each corresponding to MED Sub-Regions.

The position is primarily for France (mainland and overseas), dealing mainly with transactions, business and corporate matters in the country but will also require Professional involvement when needed in the rest of MED Sub-regions.

The Legal Department provides legal advice in relation to the sales and service sales transactions which include preparation, negotiating and drafting the transactions documents as well as agreements with the different stakeholders to reach those established business goals. Legal issues related to the French entities are also taken care of by the Department, including corporate, procurement, contract management and litigation matters.



Reporting to the Head of Legal France, the key tasks are the following:

  • Assist in the preparation, negotiation, drafting and finalization of transactional documents (EPCs, Turbine Sales Agreements, Service Agreements) as well as subsequent early deliverables under such contracts, i.e. parent documentations, lender’s direct agreements, escrow agreements, NDAs etc,
  • Ensure and provide continuous legal support for issues arising after transactional documents are signed and during execution phase as well as of any potential litigation,
  • Provide legal counselling to management with respect to current and future wind sector law & regulations impacts,
  • Ensure compliance with national legislations, internal rules and group guidelines, notably in terms of Compliance,
  • Take care of corporate matters of the country,
  • Ensure that the relevant corporate governance is timely and properly applied along the closing of each transaction,
  • Ensure in coordination with the team that:
    • the review process and management of commercial opportunities is applied in adequation with the internal mandates obtained on beforehand by the relevant functions
    • the responsibility of the completion of tasks be properly allocated and accepted, and
    • deadlines be fulfilled,
  • Develop and implement good contracting practices, including, providing legal awareness training and creating templates and contract policies



  • Master in French private business Laws,
  • Solid legal educational background handling/analyzing complex transactions especially relating to construction industry or huge scale projects,
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience working for an in-house corporation or a law firm,
  • Commercial mindset and are interested in learning further about commercial and technical issues,
  • Innovative and independent, but holds demonstrated stakeholder management skills and experience working in a multinational, matrixed organization,
  • You will come from an Energy industry or have other significant experience with handling large scale international energy, construction, industrial equipment tools, automotive, aeronautical or railway transactions. Wind industry experience being a significant plus,
  • Computer literate (MS Office).



  • Solid negotiation skills and capability to deal with intensive/high level negotiation sessions,
  • Solid ethical principles and compliance focus,
  • Ability to effectively influence and communicate within all levels of a global organization, as well as third parties,
  • Ability to prioritize among competing urgent matters and allocate resources for maximum impact,
  • Ability to evaluate complex problems and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to recommend adoption of an effective, practical and proper course of action,
  • Appetite/strong interest for business related matters and ability to connect the legal dimension with value creation impact,
  • General curiosity for renewables, environment, sustainable solutions and their associated products,
  • High organizational skills and flexibility,
  • Ability to work under time sensitive environments and willingness to go the "extra mile",
  • Proven commitment to continuous improvement,
  • Flexibility with travel, based on company needs and goals,
  • Fluency:  French and English, including legal and business terminology, another European language being a significant plus.



What we offer

  • We offer you an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development within the growing company in the renewable energy industry.
  • A great opportunity to influence and form the role of Specialist Legal Counsel within Vestas as the company is experiencing continuous growth and is continuously adapting the organization to meet the demands from the market,
  • Vestas is the world leader in wind energy, offering a progressive & innovative environment, underlined by a solid safety and ethical culture,
  • We highly value initiative, responsibility and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.