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Senior Legal Counsel / Jurist Compliance m/f/t

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

To start as soon as possible, Full time / Part time, Permanent


Your future plans

  • As Senior legal advisor 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.
  • As part of a global team you are actively developing and implementing Compliance strategies, contributing to or directing projects and furthering the Compliance programme across different jurisdictions, commodities and markets.
  • You lead responses to requests by regulators or commodity exchanges and run case teams in dispute resolution situations, often supported by external counsel.
  • You actively design and 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 solicitor with several years of work experience.
  • 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 organisation. You advise stakeholders at eye level, do not shy away from conflict and are confident to defend your position also when challenged by senior management.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing. Other languages, especially German, are advantageous.
  • Previous regulatory/public law or corporate work experience in a law firm, commodities or energy trading house, bank or with a regulator is an asset.


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 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.
  • A professional environment with flat hierarchies and the opportunity to directly interact with different commercial departments and senior management.


 cafeteria/canteen (40x40) company pension scheme (40x40) company sports (40x40) Free parking (40x40) career promotion (40x40) attractive remuneration (40x40)


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Any questions? Kathrin Simon (Recruiting), T: +49 201 5179-1279, Ilka Röhrhoff (specialist department), T: +49 201 5179-1632

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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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.

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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