Assistant Manager - Land & Legal
Vestas
Zakhir Nagar, Delhi
Vestas is the world leader in wind technology and a driving force in the development of the wind power industry. Vestas’ core business comprises the development, manufacture, sale, marketing and maintenance of Wind Turbines.

The role of Assistant Manager- Legal will be primarily responsible for supporting the legal function with respect to land purchase/ acquisition in addition to general corporate and commercial laws for wind farm and hybrid projects, ensuring risk free land acquisition in various states of India.

Sales, Development ASP, Legal

This position is a part of the Global Development Initiative at the Group level exclusively working for Developing new Wind Energy Projects in India. The position reports to the General Manger – Legal, Global Development India and would have a dotted line reporting to the Head of Development, India.
Global Development, India function would be responsible for developing Projects that would comprise a substantial portion of Firm Order Intake Projects. Close Interaction with the deal Origination, technical, Operations, Sales, Finance, Corporate General counsel and Technical teams internal and externally with Development Partners, Service providers, IPP's and their legal counsel.

Responsibilities

Providing legal support for land purchase /acquisition initiatives of wind farm and hybrid projects, ensuring risk free land acquisition by getting title approval and following all relevant government procedures;
Undertaking legal due diligence/title search report of land parcels acquired /proposed to be acquired for the various project at different states including but not limited to Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh;
Handling contracts for land acquisition for wind farm projects in India. This will include preparation and vetting of all land related documents including but not limited to MOU/LOI, agreement for sale, conveyance deeds, lease deed, agreement with land aggregators, part performance agreements, power of attorney, land development agreement and other connected documents;
Stay updated with the application of state land laws, property laws and local laws including all issues relating to conversion of agricultural land into NA., title search and preparation of title reports, mutation, amalgamation of land, stamp duty and registration of documents;
Supporting the execution team on all legal issues during the land acquisition for the projects and during actual execution of the projects;
Handle all litigations apart from regulatory ones, identifying relevant lawyers, providing necessary documentation support, coordinating internally, vetting the pleadings, monitoring the case status, representing company in the court as and when required and dealing with law enforcement agencies;

Qualifications

Degree in Law from reputed law school in India with 6 - 10 years of relevant experience.
Mix of experience with infrastructure/ wind power projects will be advantageous.

Competencies

Understanding of power industry based on renewable source of energy
Understanding of Land Acquisition laws and regulations and their variation with states
Understanding of litigation process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Knowledge of laws relating to land purchase and sale agreements, land leases and ROW, easements, operating and administration agreements, land surveys, and litigation, due diligence, knowledge of land documents & land acquisition processes etc. Land litigation related issues, Real estate regulation, land acquisition-related acts, State-specific regulations/ laws, Indian Contract Act.
Excellent contract review and drafting skills
Ability to manage high workload volumes

What we offer
You’ll have the opportunity to help strengthen the position of Vestas in a key market for the company with excellent perspectives of growth.

Join Vestas and you’ll cultivate your career in an inspiring environment at the world’s leading wind turbine producer, which has an ongoing dedication to sustainability. We value individual initiative, the desire to take on responsibility, and the right balance between creativity and quality in all solutions. At Vestas, your success is our success.

About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.