Legal Counsel (Commodity Trading/Trade Finance)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a junior level commodity trading or trade finance lawyer to join the Legal Affairs department of a dynamic and rapidly growing refining and energy trading company.

With an impressive geographical footprint and an expanding London legal team, this is a great opportunity to launch your in-house career.

About the role

Reporting to the Assistant Managing Director of Legal and working closely with the wider legal department as well as internal business stakeholders, your responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and reviewing corporate documents including board documents, consultancy agreements, trade and credit support documents, NDAs and other commercial contracts
  • Supporting the trading business and new deal origination
  • Advising on physical oil trading contracts, General Terms & Conditions, storage agreements, charterparties, shipping and demurrage issues
  • Advising on contentious issues with the support of external counsel when required

About you

You’ll be a lawyer with roughly 1-3 years post-qualification experience, preferably having worked within the energy sector or a commercial bank. You’ll also need a track record of advising on commodity trading or trade finance agreements. You will be enthusiastic about working across a wide remit of matters and eager to learn.

In return

Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will benefit from working on global matters reporting to both the UK and Chinese businesses. This will allow you to take on an ever-evolving role, exposing you to good quality work during the early stages of your legal career.

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