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Legal Counsel

  • Sector: Legal
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/08/2019
  • Duration: ongoing permanent
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The Role:
JOB PURPOSE
This is a unique role that will work alongside my Clients Legal Manager to advise on the full spectrum of legal issues affecting the business. The range of work includes providing legal advice and assistance with respect to new entrants and existing customers, business development, regulator interface (commercial and operations), disputes and investigations, managing a large-scale real estate portfolio, and advising operations in connection with procurement and projects. The job holder will work closely with the Business Development and Legal Manager, Commercial Director and other Board members.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
* Drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements for services for pipeline liquids with new entrants and existing customers, and sale and purchase of derived raw gas.
* Advising on existing agreements for transportation and processing services (currently in excess of 200 contracts).
* Advising on legal disputes through ADR and pre-action phases and on to court / arbitration hearings.
* Assisting and advising commercial and operations teams on regulatory engagement and issues related to investigations into alleged non-compliance (includes HSE, OGA, SEPA, OFGEM).
* Advising on, and monitoring, compliance issues in respect of sanctions risk.
* Assisting the Commercial Director and Business Development Manager with special projects.
* Assisting with the management of a large-scale real estate portfolio (heritable and leasehold).
* Managing external law firms providing advice
* Assisting and advising on the negotiation of material procurement contracts (on and offshore EPC) in connection with critical projects being executed on the assets.
* Providing relevant, focussed legal updates to commercial, operations and procurement teams.
* Assisting with some company secretarial matters.
* Managing oversight of material issues affecting the FPS business with the Legal Manager, Group Legal and other Oil and Gas Legal Managers.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* This role requires an individual with the knowledge, experience and confidence to interact with senior level leaders both within the business and its customer base.
* This role requires a good knowledge of commercial law and oil and gas in the UKCS.
* Applicants should be educated to degree level and be a solicitor with at least 5 years' experience working in a commercial law firm, or in-house with a large-sized business.
* The role requires a self-starter who displays initiative and a 'can-do' approach; someone who can work independently as well as in a team.

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