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(Senior) Legal Counsel - Global Trading / Renewable PPAs (f/m/d)
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(Senior) Legal Counsel - Global Trading / Renewable PPAs (f/m/d)

 Our Legal Team in Düsseldorf is looking for YOU!   


We are Uniper


At Uniper, we are pro-actively transforming the world of energy whilst at the same time ensuring security of energy supply. As an internationally operating company, we work in very diverse teams with the greatest possible working time flexibility for our employees. Our corporate culture is characterized by equal opportunities, mutual appreciation, and respect. With us, you will be able to develop new business models, work on technological solutions for a modern, sustainable, and future-oriented energy supply as well as pro-actively help to shape changes. Interested? Then we will look forward to meeting you!


Your task


  • Provide legal support to Uniper’s global commodities business by delivering expert advice and guidance regarding derivative and physical transactions in a wide range of energy commodities, with one main area of legal focus in Renewable PPA structures
  • Lead the negotiation and administration of standard master trade agreements as well as either EFET based or other Renewable PPA documentation
  • Assist in the development, drafting and negotiation of structured commodities transactions
  • Assist in the drafting and implementation of internal service level and transfer pricing arrangements
  • Coordinate with all members of the business (across the globe) in helping to resolve the day-to-day legal issues of the global trading business
  • Assist in the identification, assessment and monitoring of current and emerging regulatory and compliance issues impacting the business


Your profile

  • Fully qualified attorney or transactional attorney (Wirtschaftsjurist) with strong academic credentials required
  • Multiple years of experience advising on and negotiating master trading agreements (e.g. ISDA, EFET) required
  • Multiple years of experience advising clients on one or more of the following commodities strongly preferred: power, natural gas, coal, oil, freight,emissions, iron ore, and/or LNG
  • Specific experience with REMIT, MiFID, EMIR and/or Dodd Frank preferred
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical skills, judgment, enthusiasm and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously in a dynamic, fast-paced, global environment
  • Ability to take the lead and work independently on any responsibilities within the job description
  • Excellent verbal and written command of the English language essential; German language skills very helpful


Your benefits

At Uniper, we not only reward our employees with attractive salaries, an excellent retirement provision and health promotion for their determination to actively help shape the future energy transition. You can also expect an appreciative working culture that offers plenty of scope for creative and innovative ideas. With our New Normal agreements, we enable various workplace models, which we additionally support with mobility packages and equipment for home or local office.
Through regular training and workshops, together we achieve that you can realize yourself in our company as if it were your own. This is how we support you in exploiting your individual potential, achieving your personal goals, and reaching your ambitions. We invite you to become part of our diverse company with international colleagues from more than 80 countries. Uniper as an employer is committed to advancing certain areas, especially:
Work-Life-Balance / New Normal:
  • Choosing how, where, and when to work in accordance with your team and the requirements of your job
  • Modern and ergonomic equipment for your workplace (home & office)
  • Support to balance private life and work: Sabbaticals, part-time possibilities, family service
  • Car and bike leasing offer (deferred compensation) 
  • E-car charging stations at almost all Uniper locations

Health offers:

  • Flu vaccination
  • Preventive health services
  • Employee assistance program

Company pension:

  • Employer-funded contributions to a modern pension system
  • Possibility of self-funded contributions with employer-funded matching


  • Lifelong training
  • Coaching


Our employees are the reason for our success. Therefore, you will find many other benefits at the local level to help you reach your potential. Energy evolutionary wanted!


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 Job information 


Contract type: DEU-Unlimited   
Working Hours:     Full time   





As an employer, Uniper is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Therefore, we encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals whose capabilities match the role requirements regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, ideology, sexual identity or marital status. We live inclusion and support flexible working.