Legal Advisor IT and Contract Law
29/03/2021

Région: Bruxelles
Fonction: Juristes
Environnement: Entreprise, Cabinet de conseil
Matières: Droit commercial et contrats, Technologie, média et télécommunications
Job Type: Temps Plein
Contract Type: Durée indéterminée
Votre référence: LexGO29/03

ENTSO-E coordinates the cross-border system operations, system development and electricity market activities of 42 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) which covers 35 countries. ENTSO-E is currently looking to recruit a legal advisor.

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ENTSO-E is the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity. ENTSO-E coordinates the cross-border system operations, system development and electricity market activities of 42 electricity transmission system operators (TSOs) which covers 35 countries.

The ENTSO-E Secretariat in Brussels is the focal point for technical, market and policy questions for all European TSOs in their cooperation with each other, in their joint fulfilment of their legal mandates, and in the intensive interactions with European Commission, regulatory agencies, associations representing network users and other stakeholders. The ENTSO-E Secretariat is a multinational team of more than 100 staff, including secondments from member companies.

The role of the TSOs and their cooperation in ENTSO-E is crucial to ensuring security of supply; completing the largest and most competitive electricity market in the world; and successfully introducing large volumes of renewable energy into the system. The scope and diversity of ENTSO-E's work has grown rapidly and isexpected to grow further with implementation of network codes and the EU’s Energy Union.

In order to contribute to these challenges, ENTSO-E is currently looking to recruit a legal advisor.

The successful applicant will work in the ENTSO-E Secretariat in Brussels, will be part of the Legal Section comprising about 9 permanent staff and will report ultimately to the General-Counsel.

The Legal Section in conjunction with the Legal and Regulatory Group (so-called “LRG” and composed of in- house lawyers from each TSO) provides legal support and expertise to ENTSOE’s activities organised acrossfour Committees (System Development, System Operations, Market and Research Development and Innovation) and provides legal support to the Board and the Assembly.

Travelling across Europe is required (when allowed).


Responsibilities and tasks

Although the role may evolve over time, the (non-exhaustive) responsibilities currently foreseen are as follows:

  • Provide legal support in the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of agreements in the context of ENTSO-E deliverables, including licence agreements, software development and maintenance agreements, consultancy agreements, agreements on exchange of information, EU funded contract and consortium agreements;

  • Provide ad-hoc advice on contractual matters in relation with GDPR compliance (in close cooperation with the GDPR Officer) or related to intellectual property;

  • Provide support to the business sections for the sourcing of services (preparation and review of tender documents, follow-up of internal purchasing policy and internal reporting where required, regular review and improvement of internal contracting policies) and the management of their contracts with external suppliers (design and update of contract templates, identification of possible improvements to the specifications of the contract management tool used by the Association);

  • Provide support and ensure follow-up of the legal compliance dashboard monitoring;

  • Coordinate the implementation of and ensure legal compliance with multi-party agreements entered between the Association, its members and/or third parties;

  • Ensure compliance with and monitoring of the application of the Articles of Association and other internal rules and processes of the Association;

  • Provide legal support to the Legal and Regulatory Group and its subgroups, legal input to the Board and the Assembly of ENTSO-E, the above includes:

    • delivering and presenting preliminary draft legal opinions, finalising the draft by collecting legal input from the members of the Legal and Regulatory Group and its subgroups and establishing a trustful and solid cooperation with them;
       
    • collaborating and when relevant managing projects with LRG members and with transversal involvement of all Secretariat sections; and
       
    • contributing to LRG meetings.

 

  • University degree in Law with LL.M or specialization in Information Technology law and in IP law.

  • Between 4 to 6 years of relevant experience (in law firm or in-house) demonstrating outstanding skills and understanding of the above subject matter and in compliance with ability to communicate effectively with the colleagues from other sections in the Secretariat.

  • Ability to work autonomously and in a proactive manner.

  • Customer-oriented attitude by guiding his/her internal clients and offering them the most appropriate solution.

  • Innovative and curious legal mind.

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in business English.

  • Proven ability to plan and organise, to manage multiple projects, to establish priorities and to get things done.

  • Interest in Energy law and European matters.

 We are looking for a permanent resource joining our offices based in Brussels. We are a dynamic European association and are delighted to offer you the opportunity to work for ENTSO-E on truly exciting projectsfocused on the electricity sector. With us, you will contribute to building the world’s largest integratedelectricity market – impacting not only those in the energy sector but also Europe’s overall economy, todayand in the future. 

You will work in a truly multi-cultural environment, with colleagues from over 20 different nationalities.
Our people are the heart of our association. We value work life balance. We offer a broad range of training and development, to make sure our employees continue to develop.
We offer market competitive compensation and benefit package, with excellent insurance coverage for you and dependent family members (such as hospitalization, supplemental medical plan). You will benefit from group insurance and travel insurance. You have the opportunity to participate in a Flexible Benefits Plan to choose for those benefits that create the best value for you. We also offer a maximum of flexibility enabling to have a good balance between working digitally and in physical meetings with Members and colleagues.

If you want to play a role in creating a sustainable world, then ENTSO-E is the place for you!

Intéressé(e) ?

Please submit your complete application consisting of a motivational letter and curriculum vitae on the Entso-ecareer website.


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