Legal Counsel

Identifiant de la demande:  4661
Lieu de travail: 

Courbevoie, FR, 92400

About US (GEMS)

ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) 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. 

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.

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 expertises:

  • 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.

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As part of  the GEMS Legal & Regulatory department, the Gas & Power Legal Team manages all legal matters relevant to the gas and power supply business covering the existing gas and capacity portfolio in Europe and the Mediterranean region, the emerging low carbon gas products, as well as both green and thermal power matters. 

Under the direction of the Team Manager and in conjunction with all levels of business originators, operational team and management, the Legal Counsel will provide general legal support on business development structuration, specific jurisdictional regulatory advice, transactional support, some dispute management and a general legal advice function for the gas and power supply business, with a focus on gas matters.



  • Draft, review and negotiate bespoke and industry based sales and purchase agreements, hedging services contracts, gas storage and transportation contracts, tolling agreements, intra-group contracts, energy management contracts, term-sheets and pre-transactional documentation in relation to gas business
  • Advice on the structuration of security packages or prepayment schemes
  • Identify and mitigate transactional risks, in particular legal and regulatory risks and ensure that contracts reflect best practice, GEMS policy and procedural framework
  • Advice on operational and other events arising during the term of a contract, including force majeure, failure to deliver or take, off-specification gas, scheduling and logistics issues, credit support, business conduct and trade compliance issues, and predisputes
  • Manage the above timely and in a cost-effective manner with support from external counsel when necessary
  • Develop practice notes to improve skills and know-how and assist with policy and guidelines formulation;
  • Advise on and execute the implementation of the reforms of commercial or energy market regulation in relation to the team scope
  • Work closely with other GEMS stakeholders on transactional, regulatory and compliance related matters/issues, and liaise with subject matter experts for tailored advice when necessary, to ensure common understanding of the commercial and legal requirements of the business
  • Opportunity to develop the role and take part in the ongoing initiatives and projects launched within GEMS Legal & Regulation or more generally within GEMS




Hard skills

  • Qualified as a lawyer under French law. Being common law qualified or having an LLM form a US or UK university is a plus
  • At least 7 years relevant Post Qualified Legal Experience and first class educational qualifications
  • Proven experience in contract negotiation, preferably in the gas and/or power sector (knowledge of international projects and/or gas is certainly a plus but the position is open to candidates with no previous experience in the gas sector)
  • Solid understanding of core civil and ideally common law principles on contracts
  • Demonstrating commercial understanding, good judgment on legal risk decisions and on when to escalate
  • Articulating firm’s governance and risk policies

Soft skills

  • Working effectively as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills and capability of prioritizing
  • Confident, able and quick to learn
  • Transaction management skills
  • Producing results in the face of adversity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills


  • Strong drafting and oral skills in both French and English. A third European working language is a plus
Unité commerciale:  GEMS
Entité légale:  ENGIE
Type de contrat:  CDI
Type d'emploi:  Temps Plein
Expérience professionnelle:  Qualifié ( >3 expérience <15 ans)
Niveau d'instruction:  Bac+4 / Bac + 5 (Master, MBA)