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  • Job reference: RMS0190025

Senior Legal Adviser - Finance

  • Sector: Legal
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 07/02/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (21/03/18)
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The Role:
The role would suit a corporate finance or project finance lawyer with significant front line contractual experience, ideally in either an upstream oil and gas operator or in private practice advising such clients.
The experience portfolio includes areas such as:
* Advising on structuring of loan arrangements in organisations with multiple debt facilities with different ranking claims on the borrower, inter-creditor arrangements, and secured by asset pledges and cross guarantees within the lender group
* Strong negotiator/drafter of terms of a range of different types of facilities, both publicly and privately traded. Experience of reserve based lending and oil and gas industry project financing essential
* Strong awareness of usual range of market terms for borrowing facilities.

The person will support the business in both an advisory capacity for existing loan facilities, and leading legal services for design and execution of new facilities

Key Accountabilities
* Support Group Legal and Group Finance to design, execute and provide life of contract support for corporate financing solutions
* Support BU Legal teams, providing legal services to design, execute and provide life of contract support for project financing solutions (integrating with other BU functions)


Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications
* Bachelors degree in Law
* Membership of professional and industry associations

Skills and experience
* Previous post-qualified experince within a corporate/project finance based private practice. Significant direct involvement in petroleum upstream work or in-house within an Upstream Operator or related services sector
* International exposure will be a strong preference
* A breadth and depth of experience in upstream oil and gas corporate and project financing
* Familiar with corporate and project financing structures involving multiple loan facilities, supported by security pledges, with different ranking claims on the borrower
* Demonstrable experience in the negotiation and drafting of corporate financing (including reserve based lending) and project financing contracts for the upstream oil and gas industry

Attributes
* Technical ability: must be able to quickly understand and explain highly complex legal arrangements
* Project management:

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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