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Vice President (Senior Legal Counsel)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location China (West) - Asia & M East
Town/City Beijing, China
Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Board & Executives
Deadline 06/10/2008
Company Name Climate Change Capital
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Email recruitment@c-c-capital.com
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Climate Change Capital Limited ("CCC") is a leading investment banking group specialising in the commercial opportunities created by the low carbon economy. It advises and invests in companies who recognise that combating global warming is both a necessity and an economic opportunity. Its activities, which also include investment management and financing emission reductions, aim to make the world's environment cleaner while delivering attractive financial returns.

CCC bridges the gap between the worlds of finance and policy, combining the talents of policy makers and energy experts with the discipline of investment banking plus committed capital, to ensure our clients are well positioned to prosper from the new energy economy. CCC has numerous funds under management:

  • The Climate Change Capital Carbon Funds have over €800 million under management and invest in emission reduction projects in emerging markets. The CCC Carbon Funds are currently contracted to reduce over 65 million tonnes of CO2e.
  • CCC also manages The Ventus Group of Funds, the largest group of funds specifically targeted at the UK renewable energy sector. Ventus VCT plc, Ventus 2 VCT plc and Ventus 3 VCT plc have a combined £37 million of capital.  The funds invest in companies developing onshore UK renewable energy projects.
  • CCC's Private Equity team manages one of the world's largest private equity funds dedicated to clean technology. With €200m under management, the CPE team invests expansion capital into later stage companies and finance management buy-outs; targeting investments in the high growth clean technology areas of: Clean Power, Clean Transport, Energy Efficiency, Waste Recovery and Water.

Description and Key Responsibilities of the Role:

The Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for:

  • Advising: Providing counsel and opinion on legal aspects of transactions in carbon finance and equity or project finance in environmental and clean tech industries.
  • Documentation: Supporting the deal team with the drafting of all legal documentation required for undertaking carbon finance transactions including emission reduction purchase agreements (ERPAs), term sheets and commercial contracts with business partners.
  • Process management: Overseeing and managing all legal aspects of transactions managed by the China investment team related to carbon finance, and equity and project finance.  Specifically, this includes:
    • managing and ensuring deal teams have access to all necessary legal resources;
    • overseeing monitoring and managing legal deliverables on all transactions;
    • managing and instructing outside legal counsel on transactions;
    • ensuring deal teams follow and comply with established Legal Resource Procedures;
  • Negotiation / DD: Participate in deal negotiations and assist with legal due diligence.

Key competencies and qualifications include:

  • Law degree with post-qualification experience in contract, capital markets, investments, or corporate fields.
  • Prior experience in advising clients on China affairs.
  • Experience in dealing with international organisations.
  • Experience in private equity/project finance structures is strongly advantageous.
  • Candidates with hands-on experience in drafting and negotiating carbon finance (carbon emission trading) related contracts.
  • Fluency in both English and Chinese.

Please send CV and cover letter to HR Team, Climate Change Capital,
3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ.

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