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Project Finance Attorney

New York, New York
Legal & Compliance

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Job Description

Division: Legal and Compliance
Business Unit: Legal and Compliance
Requisition Number: 228557
Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Doctorate Degree
Travel Required: 20%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.
Our support functions are split into two organizations, Corporate Core and Corporate Services. These organizations provide essential services to better enable responsible and profitable growth.
For more information,please visit: http://www.siemens.com/us/en/home/company/about/businesses.html

Job Description:

Mission
The Project Finance Attorney advises our business partners in relation to equity investments in (project financed) special purpose companies (“Project Companies”) which are typically established to realize large infrastructure projects.
The Counsel has a worldwide role, with a strong focus on the Americas, and will also advise on other M&A activities of the Siemens Group.
 
What are my responsibilities?
• Acquisitions and Divestments of Project Companies.
• Establishing Project Companies as joint ventures with external partners.
• Participation in tender proceedings (PPP-, BOT-models).
• Structuring of infrastructure projects – ensuring “bankability”.
• Arranging and conducting due diligence analyses.
• Competent and responsible drafting and negotiating of project and transaction documentation, in particular share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, articles of association, by-laws and other ancillary agreements, but also finance agreements, project development agreements, EPC-contracts, O&M-contracts as well as concession agreements in connection with PPP-, and BOT-models.
• Advising on corporate governance in connection with Project Companies.
• Selecting, mandating and supervising external legal counsels worldwide.
• Acting as trusted business advisor to the management.

What do I need to qualify for this job?
• Substantial corporate / M&A experience (including experience with establishing and governing JVs).
• Substantial experience in handling large project finance transactions as the lead lawyer.
• Substantial experience in the energy and infrastructure space.
• Specific knowledge in corporate law and finance law.
• Ten plus years of professional experience in an international environment at a major law firm or in the legal department of a large industrial company.
• Excellent academic record (J.D. or LL.M. (with foreign J.D. equivalent))
• Strong communication and decision making skills.
• Fluent English; Spanish and Portuguese would be helpful.
• Ability to travel up to 20%

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