Senior Legal Advisor

Strategic Resources ERC Ltd
09 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Legal Advisor on behalf of our Oil and Gas operator client. This is a 12 month contract based in London.

Key duties will include;
Drafting and negotiation of key development contracts
Working with external project finance counsel in the development financing arrangements, such as senior and mezzanine debt and integrating the same with the development contracts and company finance arrangements
Ensuring compliance with joint venture arrangements and any necessary amendments to dovetail the same with the development
Manage external legal resources and help build productive relationships with BU suppliers.
Work with, and where relevant lead, negotiation teams, and support the resolution of disputes to optimise the company's position

Major Challenges;
Provide legal support to complex projects, under time pressure
Produce a high quality of legal documentation
Ensure contracts achieve an appropriate allocation of risk and reward between the company and the contractors

Financial accountability / activity indicators;
Support the monitoring of external legal costs against department budget

Qualifications required;
Bachelors degree level education
Hold a current legal practising certificate from a relevant jurisdiction
Membership of professional and industry bodies

Skills / experience;
The role will require a strong understanding of oil and gas contracting and an ability to swiftly understand the company's risk position and help to deliver that in contractual arrangements
Candidates with significant relevant experience in the oil and gas industry gained at an international law firm, operator or services company
Exposure to development and supply chain activities would be highly regarded
M&A and project finance experience is desirable but not essential

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