Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel Posted 29 June 2020
  • Saudi Arabia

A rarely available opportunity has arisen for an accomplished lawyer with extensive Energy experience to join one of the region's leaders in their field; in the capacity of Senior Legal Counsel.

 

This opportunity will suit a common law qualified Counsel or Partner with 15+ years of experience; gained in highly regarded institutions. The seniority of the role may suggest a team management role however our discerning client will only accept those who have remained hands-on throughout their careers. If you are currently looking for a stable opportunity in the Energy sector and have the requisite experience then please do not hesitate in applying.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve, effectively, as the Genersal Counsel; managing every facet of the entity's Legal responsibilities, leading a team of established lawyers.
  • Provide legal support, guidance and contractual deviation approvals to country/territory legal teams during negotiation of various key service contracts.
  • Negotiate Global Master Service Agreements, and Global Frame Agreements with International Oil Companies and Independents.
  • Consolidate cross border Agreements with key suppliers/subcontractors.
  • Initiate partnership agreements such as memorandum of understandings, joint venture agreements, consortium agreements at a high-level
  • Draft/update and implement legal and compliance related policies, procedures and processes.
  • Provide corporate legal advice to senior executive management team.
  • Liaise with external legal counsels in various jurisdictions on legal opinion, litigation and arbitration.
  • Provide company secretarial duties on behalf of the entity.

Requirements:

  • 15+ years gained in either top tier law firms or significant Energy firms.
  • Common Law Qualified with an active practicing certificate.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding attention to deal.
  • A track-record as serving autonomously
  • Comfortable with leveraging knowledge and diplomacy in equal measure.

Our client is motivated to effect a change as soon as is possible however long notice periods will not exclude you from consideration

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