Senior Legal Counsel Regulatory Law - Offshore Wind Projects Japan


Tokyo, Tokyo, JP, 100-0005


RWE Renewables Japan G.K., Tokyo
To start as soon as possible, full time / part time, permanent

Functional area: Legal / Compliance



As a Senior Legal Counsel within our international legal team you will focus on RWE Renewables’ Japanese offshore wind projects. 


Your role will focus on:



  • Provide legal advice to RWE’s offshore wind project development team on national and international legislation relating to seabed, seabed allocation as well as subsidy and offtake regulations

  • Provide legal advice to the business on offshore wind tender legislation; contribute to the preparation of tender bids and sign them off from the legal point of view

  • Provide legal advice on grid connection matters, negotiate grid connection related agreements and advise in case of disruption of the grid connection

  • Provide legal advice to the business on offshore wind (both fixed and floating bottom) guidelines, identifying possible risks and working closely with our Regulatory Affairs team to develop and promote RWE’s regulatory position regarding regulated guidelines

  • Provide legal advice to on other specific electricity legislation and regulation, including engagement with regulators and market operators

  • Evaluating the impact of global green policies on the business and working closely with our Regulatory Affairs, Strategy and Communications departments 


Planning, Consenting, Permitting 

  • Provide legal advice to RWE’s offshore wind project development team on permitting and environmental legal topics, as well as working with expert advisors on obtaining permits and other consents required for the development, construction and operation of offshore wind renewables projects

  • Developing, assessing and coordinating permitting strategies from the legal point of view, as well as overlooking project development legal paths 

  • Handling permitting procedures and supervising obtaining consents


Real Estate

  • Provide legal advice to the business on onshore real estate and property law matters, for example relating to substations or project offices and storage locations

  • Supporting the business to secure port facilities and other infrastructure facilities


General Legal support

  • Act as RWE`s first point of contact for regulatory legal advice and coordinating specialized inhouse and external legal advice in a cost effective and efficient manner

  • Keeping oversight of all legal matters relating to projects, including advising senior management about all related legal risks, including claims and disputes

  • Provide regulatory legal advice also in M&A and joint-venture transactions


We are looking for someone who has:

  • Graduated from law school with distinction in Japan and is eligible to be admitted to the local bar and has exceptional legal instinct

  • Thorough expertise at least in one of the following legal areas and an interest in becoming an expert in the others: Renewable Energy Regulatory matters, Permitting, Planning, Consenting, Real Estate, Infrastructure Projects, or Environmental Law

  • At least 5 years of work experience in an energy practice group in an international law firm or a company, preferably in the renewables energy sector 

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, take on new responsibilities and prioritize work in a global environment

  • Ability to stay on top on latest regulatory developments 

  • Ability to build and develop good and constructive working relationships with legal and business colleagues and has a solution-oriented and positive mindset

  • Commercial and technical understanding of large industrial projects and good understanding how to best support them from the legal point of view 

  • Fluent proficiency in English and Japanese

  • Enjoys working in an international team and is open to some travel

We can offer you

  • Opportunity to work on high profile and complex renewable energy projects and transactions

  • Varied and interesting work that contributes to the green energy transition

  • Positive, collaborative and friendly work environment

  • Flexible working time and location arrangement

  • Truly international team with motivated colleagues

  • Setting that encourages you to come forward with ideas

  • Room for growth and development within the company


A bit of a different profile but think you would be a good candidate? Please reach out. We be excited to hear from you.

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