Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 17547

Acre continue to partner with Climate Impact Partners as they develop and evolve within the climate solutions space.

We are looking for an experienced, commercially oriented legal professional to join our global team as In-house Counsel (Commercial). The position reports directly to the General Counsel, and may be located in London or Oxford on a remote working basis.

The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in sales, business development, portfolio management and project development to provide a broad range of legal and commercial transactional support. Commercial support will involve managing the execution of transactions in both domestic and international markets, as well as clearly and concisely communicating business and legal risk analysis to colleagues, General Counsel and executive management.


  • Manage all aspects of complex international project development in emerging markets, including being responsible for negotiation of associated documentation

  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial agreements, with specific focus on purchase and sale contracts for environmental attributes

  • Respond promptly and effectively to legal requests from sales, operations, management, marketing, corporate finance, and other internal clients, and advise on recommended courses of action and legal risks

  • Legal research

  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements, policies, and legal processes

  • Assist in managing intellectual property portfolio (e.g., copyright and trademark) with assistance from outside counsel

  • Handle additional tasks and special projects as needed

We are looking for:


  • Leadership role in managing international project development, preferably in carbon or sustainable infrastructure

  • Experience in emission reductions markets

  • Five or more years' experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts

  • Attention to detail, excellent ability to prioritize and multitask.

  • Exceptional legal research skills, which you can use to quickly, efficiently and effectively resolve legal questions in a fast-moving and complex legal environment.

  • Experience with the conventions of commodity-style contracting frameworks (e.g., master trading agreements such as ISDA)

  • Curious self-starter willing to invest time to research, think and learn about our exciting and dynamic market

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking and superior work ethic, dynamic and highly team oriented

  • Ability to manage numerous complex projects simultaneously under tight deadline pressure

  • Superior written and verbal English language skills

  • Qualified to practice in the UK


  • Experience with data protection/privacy requirements, including GDPR and other data protection/privacy.

  • Trade compliance experience.

  • Experience with international commercial dispute resolution

  • Additional qualification to practice in a European Union jurisdiction

  • Additional language skills

Click apply now or contact Emily Goetsch directly via email at: emily.goetsch@acre.com if you have any questions.