Junior Trade Finance/Commodities Counsel - Oil & Gas - London

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Salary:

    Excellent package and benefits

  • Contact:

    Nick Wilkins

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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You will ideally be 1-4 PQE, having gained experience of trade finance and/or commodities law, either from a top city law firm, or in-house. You will be joining a growing and dynamic in-house legal team, working closely with the traders and finance department of the oil & gas company, whilst reporting into the GC.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and reviewing daily corporate documents across business and management functions, including but not limited to Board documents, agency agreements, credit support documents, NDAs and a variety of other legal documents.
  • Liaising with company secretary and assisting in legal documents archiving.
  • Providing legal support to corporate finance function, reviewing and negotiating L/Cs, bank facilities, invoice discounting agreements, supply chain service agreements and other trade finance documents that may arise in course of trading business.
  • Advising and liaising with external counsel on legal documents of potential M&A conducted by the Company and its related entities.
  • Briefing legal management on major issues and legislative changes within your area and working effectively with related internal or external staff across the business.

You should have the following background:

  • Experience of working in the energy sector or commercial bank, along with a proven track record of advising on trade finance projects or agreements.
  • If from private practice, ideally spent time on a secondment to a trading company, better from energy or corporate finance team.
  • Good understanding of energy industry and solid background in a corporate, commercial and/or financing discipline.

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