Legal Counsel

Requisition ID:  15154
Location: 

BRUXELLES, BE, 1000 Courbevoie, FR, 92400

LEGAL COUNSEL

 

About US (GEMS)

 

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services with a leading energy management business, piloted by its entity "Global Energy Management & Sales" who built its savoir-faire managing the Group’s large and diverse asset portfolio over 20+ years.

ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) today provides energy supply solutions and risk management services to support its clients through their decarbonization journey, while optimizing ENGIE’s assets and contributing to value creation. 

3,300 employees around the world develop our solutions, through +20 international business platforms. We cover the full energy mix: renewable and thermal power, natural gas & LNG, biomass, environmental products. Our experts provide tailor made solutions based on a wide range of savoir-faire in energy management with a strong focus on decarbonation and decentralization.

Our +120,000 clients span the entire value chain: producers, asset developers, financial players, utilities, distributors and industrials. Our global reach and strong local presence enable us to offer these diverse clients tailor-made services and respond to rapid changes in mature or emerging markets alike.

Our 4 expertise:

  • Asset management
  • Energy transition services
  • Energy supply & global commodities
  • Risk management & market access

At GEMS we encourage breakthrough results, team spirit, curiosity and innovation while preserving the right work/life balance for you.

More info on GEM Hub (https://gems.engie.com) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/engie-global-energy-management-solutions).

 

YOUR contribution

 

Context

The GEMS Legal & Regulation department (composed of 70+ legal counsels worldwide) is looking for a market regulation legal counsel to join a team composed of four people including a manager.

Your role will be to provide guidance to secure business activities in the day-to-day asset portfolio optimisation and trading operations in compliance with regulations and good market conduct. As part of this role, you will need to follow the evolutions in financial and energy regulations impacting GEMS trading activities, predominantly from an EU perspective.

Your role will also be to coordinate responses to regulatory investigations as well as to follow up any regulatory litigation.

As part of GEMS exciting environment, you will be able to discover both the physical and financial energy markets and fine-tune your regulatory skills in a wide variety of subject matters involving various stakeholders.

In your role, you will work closely with the business teams as well as with the other teams involved in market conduct topics, primarily the Compliance team as well as the team responsible for the surveillance of trading activities. You will be autonomous in collective projects with a very strong team sprit!

 

Location

Brussels or Paris (preferably Brussels)

 

Role

You will be required to be agile to follow both significant regulatory developments as well as regulatory investigations and litigations.

 

With respect to regulatory developments, you will be required to:

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of market conduct, wholesale and financial market regulations impacting the GEMS activities;
  • Provide regulatory guidance to the business in respect notably to REMIT, MAR, EMIR, and MiFID;
  • Develop strategies, internal policies and solutions to facilitate market activities or regulatory compliance, and develop - together with other GEMS teams - the best practices in relation to market conduct topics, relevant financial regulations or wholesale energy market regulations;
  • Contribute to GEMS’ public affairs position and lobbying strategy towards public authorities and regulators to build favorable market design in respect of market conduct issues, wholesale energy and financial market regulation matters;
  • Furthering GEMS’ interest by attending and participating to trade associations committees (e.g. EFET, EURELECTRIC, AMAFI) and liaise with relevant competent regional and national stakeholders, in concertation with other GEMS teams and ENGIE Public Affairs Department;
  • Coordinate GEMS contribution to national and European consultation papers on relevant market conduct, financial and wholesale energy market regulation topics;
  • Lead, coordinate and structure training courses on regulations impacting GEMS activities.

 

With respect to investigations and litigations, you will be required to:

  • Lead, coordinate and structure replies to regulatory enquiries or investigations from financial and energy regulators, market exchanges, and transport system operators;
  • Lead and coordinate litigation matters;
  • Contribute to internal investigations in relation to market conduct topics in respect of GEMS activities.

 


Travels
Occasional travels

 

About YOU

Hard skills

  • At least 3 years of professional experience either as in-house legal counsel or as a lawyer in a law firm with international exposure;
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory topics, preferably in energy and/or wholesale and/or financial market regulations. Experience f.i. with MAR, REMIT, MiFID or EMIR is an asset;
  • Strong legal reasoning skills;
  • Experience with litigation/investigations;
  • Ability to understand complex products/market functioning.


Soft skills

  • Team player, taking initiative to lead and coordinate while leveraging on the team’s skills, giving space for adequate empowerment of each;
  • Effective manager of one’s time and external resources;
  • Ability to work closely with internal stakeholders in GEMS as well as Group level;
  • Exercise sound professional judgment in identifying issues that need reference to management and/or colleagues legal experts within the business unit or the group;
  • Strong business acumen;
  • Proven accountability and ownership of responsibilities and managed matters;
  • Self-starter;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multinational trading environment;
  • Proven organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment;
  • Enthusiasm to learn and improve one’s skills.


Education and professional background

  • Prior experience in energy and/or financial regulation and/or competition law with top-tier law firm, regulatory authority, financial services provider and/or leading commodities firm in the EU is preferred.


Languages

Strong drafting and oral skills in both French and English is essential for the role.

 

About ENGIE

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Our purpose (“raison d’être”) is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions, reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. We rely on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. With our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress.

 

 

Business Unit:  GEMS
Division:  GEMS - EC LEGAL & REGULATION
Legal Entity:  ENGIE GLOBAL MARKETS, BELGIAN BRANCH
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree