Climate Impact Partners

In-House Counsel (Commercial)

Join Climate Impact Partners as they are looking for a In-House Counsel (Commercial)

Location: UK, with access to London or Oxford office, or US, fully remote.


Climate Impact Partners, a leading provider of high quality carbon credit programmes, is looking for a In-House Counsel to join our Legal team. 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.


  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of sales, purchase, development and other commercial agreements, with specific focus on purchase and sale contracts for environmental attributes.
  • Assist in legal aspects of project development with focus on emerging markets.
  • 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.
  • Assist General Counsel with global expansion efforts and foreign subsidiary management.
  • Assist in training employees on legal issues and company policies, including anti-corruption, code of business conduct and ethics, data protection / privacy and assist with implementation.
  • 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.


  • England & Wales or US Qualified solicitor with post-qualification experience in corporate, commercial and/or finance at a leading law firm.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team and show demonstrated success.
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
  • Attention to detail, excellent ability to prioritise 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.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility to work on a broad variety of legal matters.
  • Superior written and verbal English language skills.


  • Experience in commercial markets for environmental attributes, including voluntary emission reductions market.
  • Experience with the conventions of commodity-style contracting frameworks (e.g., master trading agreements such as ISDA or EEI).
  • Experience in international project development and financing.
  • Experience with data protection/privacy requirements, including GDPR and other data protection/privacy.
  • Trade compliance experience.
  • Experience with international commercial dispute resolution.
  • Qualified to practice in a European Union jurisdiction.
  • Additional language skills.


  • Hybrid working with access to London or Oxford office or fully remote US
  • Private medical
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • In-house Carbon Academy training programme
  • (UK only) Electric car scheme 
  • (UK only) Cycle to Work Scheme
  • (US only) Flexible Spending Account
  • (US only) Health Savings Account 
  • Pension and 401k scheme
  • Bonus scheme, subject to company and individual performance
  • Join a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™, awarded in recognition of our exceptional positive impact on its customers
  • Join a profit-for-purpose business that delivers results and impact

Climate Impact Partners is an equal opportunities employer. Our goal is to be a diverse and inclusive workforce, that embraces our differences, and so all aspects of employment including the decision to hire and promote, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of characteristics protected under federal, state, or local law. To support this, all applications are anonymised until the interview stage which means that regardless of who has applied, your characteristics are totally anonymous.