Oil Trading Lawyer - Oil Major- London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Corporate & Commercial

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  • Salary:

    Excellent bonus, cash benefits

  • Contact:

    Nick Wilkins

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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You should ideally be at least 5 years PQE, preferably having spent time in-house within a commodities trading environment and have a wealth of experience in oil trading law. The role will be based in London and will focus on supporting the Commercial physical oil/products trading, storage and associated marine operations and UK regulatory compliance.

Role functions:

  • Day-to-day support for the operational aspects of physical commodity trading, including shipping, quantity and quality claims, demurrage, non-performance and other contractual issues;
  • Term deals for supply and purchase contracts of oil and refined products;
  • Litigation;
  • Structured transactions including financing arrangements and taking security in connection with major offtake deals;
  • Trade finance, such as receivables discounting;
  • Joint ventures, storage arrangements and new country access;
  • Derivatives and structured products; and
  • Anti-bribery and corruption, trade sanctions and competition law issues.

Essential requirements:

  • Experience working as commercial lawyer in commodity trading or related fields (such as shipping, energy or finance).
  • Strong interpersonal skills - capable of adopting a variety of styles to interact with clients on the trading floor and senior management to achieve the desired result.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as a team player working in a global function.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the creativity to propose different options and build consensus.
  • Show integrity, courage and sound ethical judgment.

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.