Senior Legal Counsel

Haldor Topsoe are looking for a Legal Counsel

Do you want to be part of a company on an exciting journey?

Our Global Legal department is expanding and we are looking for a skilled and experienced Senior Legal Counsel to support and assist Haldor Topsøe in realizing our new strategy to be recognized as the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. 

Topsøe is already a global leader in energy-efficient technologies to produce renewable fuels as well as ammonia, methanol, and hydrogen – universally regarded as the most important fuels and chemicals in a carbon-neutral future. Topsøe has set out to lead the transition of these and more areas to the benefit of our customers, the climate, and the world.

The job
Your main focus will be to provide legal advice to our Business Development and Green Hydrogen teams. These business areas are fundamental to Topsøe’s future ambitions and you will play an important role in commercializing our green offerings.

Your primary work will be with international contracts within green energy, such as project financing and project investment, construction and project development agreements (e.g. FIDIC and IChemE).

You will also be working on a wide range of other tasks within other areas such as licensing agreements, collaboration agreements, and financial and strategic investments.

Amongst others, you will:

  • Provide general legal advice to Business Development and Green Hydrogen teams, R&D as well as other parts of the company, including management
  • Collaborate with many stakeholders – both technical and commercial
  • Contribute to develop Global Legal further with digitalization and automation
  • Provide legal and contracting training to the organization.

Travelling may be part of the job.

What we offer?
As Senior Legal Counsel you will be part of a dedicated and high performing team where the working environment is informal and with high spirits.

You will work closely with the business and our customers and participate in complex and challenging projects around the world.

Global Legal is an international team of 12 lawyers located in Denmark, USA and China. Global Legal is part of Global Legal Affairs also including Topsøe’s departments for Corp. Compliance & Governance and Intellectual Property.

Your qualifications
You hold an MA Law degree, cand.merc.jur or similar and have experience from a well reputed law firm. In-house experience within green energy is considered an advantage. Excellent English communication skills, both verbally and in writing are required.

You thrive in a dynamic and international working environment, where you will work closely with the business on complex projects identifying risks and devising practical, business-oriented solutions to handle such risks.

It is expected that you are comfortable in presenting and explaining complex issues in a clear and concise way to colleagues throughout the business.

Further information
If you would like to be part of our international team and work in a dynamic organization with talented colleagues, please submit your application and resume in English and enclose a copy of your exam certificates and any references through our website

Please contact Jesper Grüning, phone +45 2275 4177 or if you want to know more about the position. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application deadline
September 27th. 2021.

Please note that applications are reviewed, and interviews conducted on an on-going basis.

Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees.