Legal Counsel US

Legal Counsel

We are looking for an experienced, pro-active, commercially driven Legal Counsel with a proven track record, who would like to join the Legal & Compliance team at STX Group USA. The ideal candidate is someone who is very excited about the idea of working within a dynamic, driven and international environment on a broad range of legal matters with the main focus on  (international) commercial contracts.

STX Group

The world is rapidly transitioning from a fossil-fuel based economy towards a renewable and sustainable economy. In order to expedite this transition, a number of certificate/quota systems have been established and STX is positioned at the center of this movement. This originator will be joining a team of established market leaders in both certificates and physical products.

Given that the environmental commodity markets are largely driven by regulation, our global sales and trading team has a profound knowledge of legislation that we provide to our extensive client base.  All of our trading counterparties will be increasingly exposed to environmental regulation between 2020 and 2030. Furthermore, public pressure is accelerating the voluntary demand for products related to Corporate Social Responsibility. The US market is becoming more integrated and the link with the European environmental commodity markets is expected to intensify.

Job description

As Legal Counsel you will support the Legal & Compliance team on their various activities such as reviewing, drafting and negotiating various types of contracts; maintaining direct contact with our traders/brokers on contracts and other commercial matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and (internal) regulations; corporate housekeeping and more generally be part of a growing support team in a rapidly growing business.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting our traders but also all other departments with reviewing drafting and negotiating various (international) commercial contracts
  • Providing legal advice to the business on a broad range of legal matters
  • Making sure that legal information and documentation is kept up-to-date and available in our legal database

Job requirements

  • US Law degree
  • 3 years’ plus experience as an in-house legal counsel in a commercial business environment or in a private practice
  • Proven experience with drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Experience in the (renewables or financial) trading industry is considered an advantage
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • International mindset, sense of intercultural understanding, open-minded
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible with a hands-on approach
  • Fluent in English, command of Spanish is considered a big plus
  • Living in the area of New York City or open to relocate

Compensation & benefits

  • Fringe benefits, e.g. healthcare (medical, dental, vision), 401K
  • Competitive remuneration package;
  • Professional and international working environment;
  • Working in a fast-paced company;
  • Strong focus on personal and professional development.

 

About STX

A lot has changed since 2005, when STX Group was founded as a small-scale intermediary company in the heart of Amsterdam. Starting out modestly, but ambitiously as one of the first European players in the Carbon Emission (EUA) market, the firm has grown over the years into a reputable international intermediary and trading company that employs over 100 staff members and covers a wide range of products on the global market. Working from offices in Amsterdam, New York and Gothenburg, our various teams draw on their entrepreneurial mindset to serve our clients optimally in their own languages. Our goal? To consolidate growth in dynamic existing markets while further exploring new products and emerging markets. Ultimately, our mission is to become a leading trader and market access provider in illiquid environmental commodities and debt capital markets.

Growth through new products and markets

These days, STX Group serves as a intermediary, principle and proprietary trader in the international renewables market and financial markets. On the environmental commodities side, we intermediate and trade a wide variety of different renewable energy certificates and physical renewables, such as biofuels and biodiesel. Over the years, we have expanded to trade in a diverse range of new products and have moved into numerous new markets. Such developments account for the rapid growth the company has enjoyed since its inception.

Entrepreneurialism and diversity as key success factors

The only thing that hasn’t changed since 2005 is the location of our headquarters: we’re still based alongside Amsterdam’s canals in the vibrant heart of the city. To date, we remain one of the few intermediaries in the Dutch capital and one of the only trading firms to have such an international employee base serving the global market. A key driver behind the company’s growth and success is the great diversity within our teams: not only does our in-house staff base comprise an impressive 20 different nationalities, but the (academic) backgrounds of our team members vary widely too. This diversity guarantees that, as a group, we can tap into the creativity and versatility required to continuously develop only the best and most innovative ideas and solutions to problems we encounter. Great performance is rewarded with great growth within the company. We don’t believe in silos; we operate as teams. Cross-country, cross-disciplinary and cross-position collaboration is key. We don’t place much emphasis on hierarchical structures. What we do value? Entrepreneurial spirits who have great ideas and are keen to join the STX family to work on building the future together.


New York City
Apply

More about this vacancy?

Contact our recruiter

We are loading the apply form ....
Taste our culture
View your new colleagues