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Legal Counsel m/f/t


Essen, NW, DE, 45141


RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
To start as soon as possible, Full time / Part time, Permanent


Your future plans

Are you ready for a challenge? Do you enjoy a mix of deep-diving into regulatory topics, taking part in shaping new business ideas, collaborating across functions and being part of a motivated team? Then come join us!

Our team within the legal department of RWE Supply & Trading GmbH (RWEST) advises on trading activities in energy and commodity products worldwide. We are driving RWE’s mission “Our Energy for a sustainable life” by enabling innovative business ideas. We are based in Essen, but we work closely with our colleagues in the UK, Singapore, China and Japan and with external counsels in other relevant markets like the US or Australia. 


  • As Legal Counsel you support and shape our global business on regulatory matters relevant for international energy and commodity trading
  • As part of a dedicated team you are actively developing and implementing regulatory solutions and  contributing to a wide range of projects (e.g. new country set-ups, shaping of “green” products etc.) across different entities of the RWE Group, jurisdictions and functions
  • You will provide advice to legal and commercial colleagues as well as to the RWEST Executive Board in the context of (e.g.) EMIR, MiFID and REMIT


Your powerful skills

  • You are a EU-, preferably German-qualified lawyer ideally having several years of work experience, gained in the international environment of a corporation, law firm or bank
  • You enjoy working on complex legal and regulatory matters in an international environment; being familiar with regulatory topics, energy exchanges and their contractual environment is an asset
  • You are talented in putting legal matters into commercial context and comfortable to communicate across all hierarchy levels of the organization
  • You have excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing

Advantageous, but not a must

  • Other languages, especially German, are advantageous


Benefits you can rely on

  • The opportunity to constantly learn and grow in an international, exciting and fast paced environment whilst working on projects with colleagues of different age, gender, and cultural backgrounds
  • Competitive terms of employment, excellent benefit schemes, mobile working and a good work-life balance
  • Room for new ideas and creativity as well as the possibility to pursue own targets
  • Real team work, support and openness, visibility and recognition of own work and a job that never gets boring


Promoting diversity (40x40) special offers for parents & children (40x40) flexible working times (40x40) cafeteria/canteen (40x40) company pension scheme (40x40) health services (40x40) career promotion (40x40) 


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Any questions? Pia König (Recruiting), T: +49 2015179-3294, Astrid Örtel (specialist department), T: +49 201 5179-2588
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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