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Senior Legal Counsel – Scatec Solar Africa (Pty) Ltd

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Scatec Solar Africa (Pty) Ltd is currently in search for a Senior Legal Counsel to be responsible for providing clients with legal assistance and advice. The responsibilities of a Senior Legal Counsel include drafting legal documents, structuring solutions for issues, and providing support in legal issues.

To be successful as a Senior Legal Counsel, you should possess excellent analytical, research and writing skills, the ability to make good judgments, and be able to work well within a team. Ultimately, a top-notch Legal Advisor should have strong communication skills, be able to manage a large workload with a tight deadline, and remain up-to-date with laws.

Duties & Responsibilities

Currently we are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Senior Legal Counsel you provide legal support on all legal aspect of the business, including but not limited to Project acquisitions, Project Finance Transactions, the financial closure of Projects, asset management of Projects post financial close and general contract management.

Main responsibilities

  • Provide/review non-disclosure agreements
  • Assist with due diligence of the developers/sellers and any potential partners
  • Provide drafts, advise on and negotiate project documents and finance agreements
  • Provide draft EPC, O&M and asset management agreements
  • Assist with general company administration and statutory record keeping requirements
  • Provide on-going support in terms of contract management for Projects in operation
  • Assist with any contractual claims or legal disputes that arise

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Law
  • 5 – 7 years post-legal qualification as a practicing attorney having worked in a commercial/projects team
  • Ideally, 2 – 3 years of in-house legal experience at a company, which is in the Energy space

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Mode of Application

It is part of every employees’ terms of reference to contribute to Scatec’s vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

  • Predictable
  • Driving results
  • Changemaker
  • Working togethe

2nd Floor North Wing, 3 Dock Road, Waterway House, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa