Financial Services Regulation Counsel - Energy 'Super Major'

An opportunity has arisen for a talented Financial Services Regulation lawyer with a working knowledge of UK and EU financial services regulations, to join one of the world's leading 'Super Major' energy companies, as part of the legal team responsible for supporting the UK Trading & Shipping (T&S) team. The role will support the division responsible for the physical and financial trading of oil, refined products, biofuels, gas, power, LNG and low carbon fuels, as they continue their transition from traditional sources of power into renewable and low carbon energy sources.

Reporting to the Managing Counsel (Refining & Products Trading), you will provide vital legal advice and training on FS regulatory issues to all levels of the organisation, including senior management. In addition, looking ahead, you will help the T&S businesses navigate substantial regulatory change and play a key role in advising the group as they adapt their activities to meet its new structure and low carbon aims, as well as supporting the growth agenda and expansion into new areas with a larger regulatory footprint.

Ideally, you will be 5+ PQE with strong post-qualification experience in a reputable law firm and/or as an in-house counsel (at a bank or trading house). Experience advising on UK & EU financial services regulation is a must, with an understanding of traded products and commodities, both physical and paper-based trading, being viewed as highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, capable of adopting a variety of styles to interact with the trading floor as well as senior management to achieve the desired result.

This role will be hugely rewarding, providing you the chance to play a key role at the forefront of the worlds ambitions to reach net-zero. A great opportunity to further your in-house legal career, if this role sounds of interest to you, please get in touch ASAP.

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