Our client, an industry leader in the petroleum exploration and production industry, is seeking an experienced Senior Legal Advisor for their Kuala Lumpur office. Reporting to the Head of Legal, the Senior Legal Advisor will provide support to the Head of Legal in contract negotiations, insurance matters, external relations and investor relation matters, and other matters as required.
*Please note: this role is a 12-month contract role, on-site set to start in early 2023.
Scope of Work:
- Providing risk assessment and legal impact of business decisions with regard to the Production Sharing Contracts, Joint Operating Agreements and other Upstream Agreements
- Responsible for the review of PSC's, JOAs, contracts/agreements
- Ensuring all agreements and contracts entered into are on the best possible terms for the organization
- Ensuring that the insurance policies are placed for all operating and general insurances where necessary
- Managing outside counsel, insurance brokers, underwriters, corporate secretarial scope where necessary
- Maintain working relationships with all internal stakeholders, corporate legal group and corporate secretary group
- Maintain working relationships with external customers, contractors, partners, external legal firms, company secretary and other relevant parties where necessary
- Ensuring that the management team is fully briefed on the legal implications of the terms of the agreement.
Required background and qualifications:
- Minimum 10 years' experience (post-admission to the Malaysian Bar)
- Must be analytical and able to work independently '
- Fluent in oral and written English
- Minimum eight years in the Oil and Gas industry
- Familiar with Production Sharing Contracts, Joint Operating Agreements and upstream Oil and Gas operations agreements
- Familiar with the Malaysian upstream Oil and Gas industry
- Must have Malaysian working rights or RTP in order to be considered
Soft Skills Required
- Highly effective influence, negotiation, and collaboration skills with the ability to work across the enterprise.
- A team player with good leadership skills
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