Senior Legal Counsel – Trading (m/f/d)

#Job number :SEFEGR00500




An opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our in-house legal team and partner with our front office gas & power teams


SEFE Marketing & Trading, a leading energy trading company, has a rare and exciting opportunity for a Senior Legal Counsel to join its fast paced and expanding in-house legal team. Based near Regent’s Park in London the successful applicant will focus both on  the Gas, Power, Emissions and Commodity derivatives markets. In addition in supporting SEFE in the fast-developing transition to cleaner energies,  you will advise on an increasing range of renewable products. In this role, you will partner with our front office trading teams to give expert and commercially focussed legal advice, and negotiate and draft standard and bespoke agreements to develop and protect our business.

You will build on your existing experience of a commodity trading lawyer and will be joining a high performing team who play a key part in the success of the business. In return, SEFE offers the opportunity for tangible professional and personal development.


  • Advise on and facilitate the structuring of complex, bespoke transactions and, review and advise on transportation and storage agreements
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on various energy trading agreements and the transactions under these (e.g. EFETs, ISDAs, IETAs, GTMA, RECs etc), , as well as the related credit support documentation
  • Contribute to developing and negotiating our suite of renewables contracts, such a REGOS, ROCs, RGGOs and GOs;
  • Advise on contentious gas and power matters
  • Provide legal support to set up new trading locations
  • Review and advise on term sheets, and pre-contractual and bid documentation
  • Monitor and remain ahead of changes in applicable laws and regulations impacting the gas and power trading business
  • Advise on a range of regulatory issues impacting all business areas from a legal perspective
  • Work closely with front office, other support functions and colleagues across the Legal team, offering support to junior legal colleagues where appropriate
  • Instruct and liaise with external counsel, as appropriate


As an experienced solicitor, qualified in the UK or a commonwealth jurisdiction you will have a working knowledge of the law relating to energy trading combined with a thorough understanding of legal issues arising under trading contracts, secured through private practice or in-house, within the energy sector. You will have a strong interest in the nascent renewables trading business, and help to develop this exciting new area, working hand-in-hand with business colleagues.

You will also demonstrate

  • A driven and proactive approach, a self-starter who wants to make an impactful contribution to a small, but dynamic team
  • Strong analytical ability combined with the ability to understand commercial priorities
  • Concern for accuracy combined with a detail oriented approach
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to adapt your style to achieve commercial aims
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to build and maintain strong and effective working relationships, a team player
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Some competence in a European language, e.g. French, German, Italian or Spanish (desirable)


Securing Energy for Europe – it’s a simple statement, with a bold ambition. SEFE is not just our name, but also encompasses everything that drives us. To accomplish this, we’re taking immediate action to secure gas supply – but also looking forward, to explore our role in the European energy transformation and how we can contribute to a stable and sustainable future.

As an integrated midstream energy company headquartered in Berlin, SEFE Securing Energy for Europe ensures the security of energy supply in Europe and drives the green energy transformation. SEFE is active in trading & portfolio management, sales, transportation, and storage of energy, and has its strongest presence in Germany and the UK. SEFE employs around 1,500 people and supplies over 50,000 customers in various European markets, from small businesses to municipal utilities, regional gas suppliers, industrial companies, power plants and multinational organisations. With a sales volume of around 200 TWh of power and gas, SEFE plays a central role in the stability of the energy supply in Europe. SEFE is owned by the Federal Government of Germany.

Our international teams work across locations in Europe, Asia, and North America. We’re passionate about energy and the important role it can play in shaping a better future.


We’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity and fosters the development of knowledge, skills, and experience. Whatever your role, you’ll find an open, welcoming atmosphere that empowers you, and recognises your contribution.

In return we offer a competitive package which includes a comprehensive range of financial, lifestyle and wellness benefits.

  • non-contributory pension with company contributions of 10%
  • bonus earning potential
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and volunteering days
  • buy and sell holidays
  • life assurance
  • medical and dental insurance (family cover)
  • a wide range of optional flexible benefits
  • hybrid working

We are committed to supporting your career growth with opportunities to develop both your knowledge and experience through a blended approach to learning.

Join SEFE and help us secure gas supply across Europe and shape a better, more sustainable tomorrow.

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