Senior Legal Counsel

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Senior Legal Counsel will be working closely with the business and their clients, including major energy companies within traditional oil & gas as well as with an increasing focus on the Offshore Renewables market, and participate in challenging legal projects in a large number of jurisdictions.

Key responsibilities:
You will be responsible for providing first class legal support to my client with a focus on the Corporate & Contracting requirements arising in a global company.

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts relating to all our activities, including contracts and subcontracts for the integrated offshore services offered globally to the companies clients.
  • Advising on and establishing corporate structures and presence in new areas of operations in a wide range of jurisdictions as well as handling our current corporate structure.
  • Working with and managing cooperation with major international law firms in the areas where my client operate.
  • Advising on and handling of legal disputes arising.
  • Explaining complex legal concepts to other departments and management.
  • Understanding and managing complex liability and risk scenarios arising in the business.

Who we are looking for:

  • A qualified lawyer with at least 5-7 years' experience from a law firm or international organisation.
  • You have a broad experience of handling large international projects and a deep understanding of contract law and international contracts.
  • Prior experience from the Oil & Gas and Subsea industry is a preference.
  • Familiar with English law.
  • Able to travel 30-60 days a year.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


Zelda Austen
Zelda Austen
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