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Legal Counsel (m/w/d)

Date: Feb 10, 2019

Location: Berlin, BE, DE

Legal Counsel (m/w/d)-TGGO-DEBQ01854293


Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.

We are currently looking to recruit for a Legal Counsel (m/f) for PPPs / complex projects at our location in Berlin

This position will have a focus on PPPs and Project Finance, supporting the preparation, approval, submital and negotiation of proposals for PPP and turnkey / “complex” projects worldwide. At the same time, as Legal Counsel GRP Contracts, the candidate will govern the (PPP / complex projects) bid activities of the Regions/ Divisions from a legal point of view.

The candidate is an experienced lawyer in a transactional area such as projects and PFI/PPP as well as perhaps someone with a corporate or construction background or perhaps currently working within a project finance team with some key exposure to big ticket projects work. Ideally, a good range of experience has been gained in infrastructure project related work, during the candidate’s career to date at private practice or in-house. She / he will be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development. The candidate will be a team player with a strong business acumen.

As an in-house lawyer, part of the job is also a comprehensive analysis of the risks that the terms and conditions for the underlying project create and the development of risk mitigation strategies. This review is part of the company’s bid governance policy and it is embedded in cross-functional (technical, financial, commercial) reviews of bids. The scope of work comprises bids with high complexity and up to BT President and Bombardier Inc. approval levels.


- Solid transactional experience (financing/ construction/ project development)
- Experience of working on project agreements, including some or all of: PPP / PFI, financing documents, DB / EPC contracts and O&M agreements.
- Strong and keen interest in complex files.
- Familiarity with, and willingness to negotiate some aspects of, core project finance documents (noting that specialist support will be available from separate finance team).
- Travel, sometimes for a few weeks at a time, is a requirement of this role.
- Strong communicator, as the project teams are typically located in various countries around the world.


- Lead the overall legal bid activities for a PPP / complex bid, which includes coordination of and guidance to Regional / Divisional legal counsels involved in the transaction (who typically work on DB/EPC and O&M).
- Review and negation of the project agreements, with a focus on the SPV / financing agreements
- Review and negotiation of teaming agreements (incl. memorandum of understandings, consortium/ partnership agreement, shareholders’ agreement)
- Selective bids across the product portfolio with high complexity and significant challenges.
- The legal review and negotiations include: Identify issues or gaps; support of the business through development of optimized contractual solutions with an acceptable risk profile whilst supporting selling strategies; develop comprehensive risk analysis (incl. assessment of commercial impact) and mitigation strategy; provide benchmarking; verify cross-functional alignment of all disciplines that are involved in bid preparation and bid governance; provide of mandate recommendation to GRP/CORP top management.
- Interaction with the various disciplines/functions involved in the bid process (Structured Finance, bid management, Finance, Project Management, Tax etc.) on all cross-functional aspects.
- Review of and obtaining CORP approval of project securities (PCGs, bank bonds, surety bonds).


• University degree in law with an above-average exam and, preferably, a focus on contract or business law.

• Ideally, admitted to the bar.

• Additional qualifications (e.g. master degree, PHD, specialist certification) would be an asset.

• At least 3 years of experience in an international law firm or in a comparable role in-house.

• Ideally has some understanding of infrastructure or rolling stock business.

• Provides autonomously innovative solutions to problems with high complexity.

• Demonstrates strong communication and diplomacy skills and the ability to guide, influence and convince others.

• Fluency in English is essential for the job

Are you interested in starting an exciting career at Bombardier Transportation? If so, apply now at and start your dynamic career today!

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Job: Legal Counsellor
Primary Location: DE-BE-Berlin
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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14.12.2018, 3:45:11 AM

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