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SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL - LATIN AMERICA (ARGENTINA /COLOMBIA/ BRAZIL - REMOTE)

About Us

Do you want to build a rewarding career and contribute to creating positive environmental and social impact while doing so?  At ecosecurities, we are a profit-for-purpose business with the deep conviction that tackling climate change and financial gain do not have to be mutually exclusive.  Our hard work as a pioneer in the carbon markets over the past 24 years proves this.

 

We are an impact-driven provider of environmental services with over two decades of experience in developing emissions reduction and removal projects around the world. We provide technical and financial services to project developers, corporations, governments, and organisations. With a diverse and high-quality portfolio of projects, ecosecurities offers expertise and tailored services in sourcing, developing, and financing of climate mitigation projects. To support the net-zero transition we work with nature-based solutions (NBS), renewable energy projects and community-based programs.  

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The Role

We are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to join our global organization. The role is located in Latin America with the potential for remote / flexible working.  The candidate will play a crucial role supporting the legal and contractual priorities related to the company’s commercial and corporate growth strategy in the Latin American region. 

 

The ideal candidate will have broad experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, ideally within the context of the carbon and environmental finance markets.  The successful candidate will report to the global Head of Legal & Compliance based in the UK, but they will be the primary source of legal advice to the Commercial teams in the Latin America region.  In some instances, the candidate will work with external legal counsel to represent ecosecurities’ interests in commercial contract negotiations. 

 

We are looking for a highly professional, hard-working individual, with exceptional judgment who can weigh legal risks with commercial benefit.  Working with ecosecurities will give you the opportunity to join a fast growth business within the carbon markets and sustainability sector more broadly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing existing commercial contract templates, including spot and forward purchase and sale agreements, service agreements, NDAs, MOUs, etc, to ensure legal integrity and consistency

  • Drafting new legal contracts including Term Sheets and Carbon Development Agreements for the commercial teams operating in the Latin America region

  • Advising commercial teams and senior management on key legal risks related to commercial contracts including Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreements

  • Assisting in the negotiation of contracts with counterparties and clients

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Legal Counsel with appropriate qualifications in relevant jurisdiction(s)

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in legal field at an international law firm or as in-house counsel, with particular focus on commercial contract drafting and negotiation

  • Fluency in Spanish and English with excellent written and verbal communications definitely required; fluency in Portuguese  would be a plus

  • Ability to approach contract and negotiations with a commercial mindset

  • Self-starter, able to work independently

  • Highly collaborative approach to working across teams (located across geographies)

  • Interest, enthusiasm and willingness to work and grow in an entrepreneurial environment with a reputable brand within the global carbon markets

  • A background in any of the following: projects or project finance; impact investment; sustainability; working with indigenous or community interests in the region would be helpful

  • Carbon market, environmental finance and / or commodity market experience a plus

  • An understanding of local property rights and laws is also a plus