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Legal Counsel m/f/t

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen, Germany (DE)  

To start as soon as possible, Full time / Part time, Fixed Term, 12 months


Your future plans

  • As Legal Counsel in the Compliance team you support our business on regulatory matters relevant to commodity trading such as market abuse, insider trading, exchange rules and prudential requirements of our licensed subsidiaries, engaging with commercial or support functions to deliver holistic and streamlined advice
  • You are actively developing and implementing Compliance strategies, contributing to projects and furthering the Compliance program across different jurisdictions, commodities and markets
  • You support responses to requests by regulators or commodity exchanges and help case teams in dispute resolution situations, often supported by external counsel
  • You actively implement different types of training, documentation, processes and other operational advice (developments of drafts, assessment of products, evaluation of transactional structures) for our global business


Your powerful skills

  • You graduated in law with distinction and you are a qualified US solicitor or similar with several years of work experience
  • Previous public law or corporate work experience in a law firm or with an energy trading house is an asset
  • You like to think outside of the box, enjoy creative processes, pick up topics fast and you are fun to work with
  • You have an analytical mindset, understand strategic decision making and you can work accurately under pressure, whilst always seeking to find pragmatic solutions
  • You are able to translate complex legal topics into relevant messages and are comfortable to communicate across all hierarchy levels of the organization
  • You advise stakeholders on eye-level, do not shy away from conflict and are confident to defend your position also when challenged
  • You have excellent communication skills in English, both orally and written

Advantageous, but not a must

  • Other languages, especially German, are advantageous


Benefits you can rely on

At RWE, you will find all the advantages of a large technology group. And some merits that are even more crucial: openness and real team work. For we are open to the future and are building on the strengths of each and every individual. We value his/her work and opinion; we listen, pursue active ideas management and engage in direct exchanges. Respect, appreciation and mutual trust are the hallmarks of cooperation within the international RWE team.


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Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 32500, application deadline 09.03.2021

Any questions? Pia König (Recruiting), T: +49 201 5179-3294 

We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

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170 traders in the energy business, 290 experts on Europe’s largest energy trading floor and 1,100 additional professionals. Join RWE Supply & Trading and shape the future of the trading business to make energy clean, reliable and affordable.

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