• BW Solar
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 18, 2024
Remote Lawyer (In House Counsel)

Job Description

BW Solar’s mission is to play an active role in the energy transition by empowering communities to rely on clean energy to power their lives. Being a privately held company gives BW Solar the agility to adapt to the fast-moving regulatory and technological landscape. We are a young, well-capitalized and profitable company that has originated over 4 GW of greenfield solar and energy storage projects to date.


Reporting to the CEO, the Legal Counsel for BW Solar & BW Group will advise and support all aspects of our Solar and Solar + Storage projects in the US and Canada. The role entails advising on regulatory, compliance, managing dispute resolution matters, and working directly with external counsel and the Corporate Secretarial team in Singapore.


Key Accountabilities and Duties


  • As member of the management team of BW Solar and of the BW Legal Centre of Excellence provide legal advice and support in relation to all aspects of the BW Solar’s renewables business including acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, leases, options, bids, permitting, corporate, insurance and tax matters.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide range of legal documentation and commercial and real estate agreements for renewable energy transactions (including property tax, interconnection, offtake, LOIs, MOUs, acquisition and divestment agreements, and partnership agreements).
  • Identify, select, instruct, and liaise and collaborate with local external counsel, especially in the US and Canada, and manage legal budgets with external counsel.
  • Manage legal due diligence, transaction document negotiation and coordination of closings.
  • Advise on, and identify, regulatory, compliance and risk issues including the renewable energy regulatory and power generation framework, environmental matters, anti-trust, sanctions, and anti-bribery.
  • Manage and direct dispute resolution matters (litigation, arbitration and mediation) as and when these matters arise.
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with the Legal and Corporate Secretarial team in Singapore in connection with BW Group matters and the preparation of corporate and governance materials and support corporate structuring activities, including formation of legal entities.
  • Perform corporate secretarial role in connection with the companies within the BW Solar group.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects as required.
  • Assist with the development and oversight of policies and procedures and actively participate and engage in the process for the continuous improvement of procedures.
  • Take the lead in building out BW Solar’s contract management workstream.




  • Legally qualified as an attorney in the US and /or Canada.
  • Between 5 to 8 years’ legal experience.
  • Experience working in the renewable energy and/or power generation industry
  • Experience in M&A for energy projects and real estate agreements for energy projects
  • Passion for the renewables industry and familiarity with real estate law.
  • Ambition to grow with the company and to collaborate with developers and senior management.
  • Good negotiation and drafting skills and sound business acumen.
  • Preference for experience in leading legal firm
  • Exhibit adherence to BW Group’s core values – ‘Collaborative, Ambitious, Reliable, and Enduring’.
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work under deadlines.


Job Requirements


  • Remote work location within Canada or the US. The successful candidate will be expected to align their working hours in Central or Eastern times zones.
  • Ability to travel within the United States and Canada. Travel may be required up to 30%.
  • Valid driver’s license and Passport.
  • Successful candidate must pass a Criminal Background Check.


Please Note: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.