LEGAL COUNSEL

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Salary: Competitive

Our client is looking for a Legal Counsel for a permanent position, located in Uxbridge, London (Hybrid Working) ROLE The role provides legal support and advice to some of the most important and significant energy projects around the world, including host government negotiations, joint venture agreements, acquisition & divestment agreements, material commercial contracts, compliance issues and potential disputes. The role is primarily focussed on conventional oil and gas, although there may be some scope to support on the Company’s net zero activities. RESPONSIBILITIES The Legal Counsel will report to the Managing Counsel – International and provide support to key stakeholders across the business, including: Supporting Company growth strategy by advising on confidentiality agreements, data purchase agreements, AMIs, joint bidding arrangements, host government contracts and joint operating agreements. Demonstrating efficient project and transaction management, with a high level of cultural intelligence, of multiple stakeholders and clients located across London, Beijing, Houston, Guyana and Africa. Conducting legal and compliance due diligence on potential opportunities to identify Company material rights and obligations and ensuring that effective compliance plans are in place for all new country entries. Advising on regulatory and compliance issues in relation to production sharing contracts, local law compliance and global anti-bribery and corruption standards with a particular focus on common law jurisdictions in Africa and South America. Reviewing and negotiating key upstream agreements such as construction and tie in agreements, transportation and processing agreements and lifting agreements. Reviewing and negotiating material commercial contracts by providing legal and commercial support to the global supply chain function, in relation to procurement for production and development operations. Where necessary, instructing and ensuring effective use of external advisers and law firms. REQUIREMENTS You will have prior demonstratable legal experience of advising complex cross-border transactions or projects, ideally within the energy industry. A qualified solicitor, in England and Wales/Scotland, you will have several years post qualification experience that demonstrate your ability to work with a degree of independence and your ability to handle a busy and diverse workload. Demonstrated ability to balance legal risks with business risks and communicate effectively to clients. Confidence and capability to ensure efficient project management and, where appropriate, provide commercial guidance on deal structuring and key value items. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in cross functional teams and adapt to multiple cultures. Strong team player. Excellent computer skills (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Ability to prioritise, multi-task and work independently. French, Portuguese, Spanish or Chinese language skills are desirable, but not essential. Prior experience of working in-house or overseas is desirable, but not essential

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