Legal Advisor/Senior Legal Advisor

Posted 8 March by Cammach Recruitment Easy Apply

Our client seeks to appoint a lawyer on a 12-month contract in the London office

The position will report to Legal Manager and support the company’s executive management on business activities relating to assets, which will include:

  • Drafting and negotiation of key development contracts
  • Working with external project finance counsel in the development financing arrangements, such as senior and mezzanine debt and integrating the same with the development contracts and the company’s finance arrangements
  • Ensuring compliance with joint venture arrangements and any necessary amendments to dovetail the same with the development
  • Arrangements with the Falkland Islands Government, such as licensing, local facilities, taxation and associated matters
  • Supporting business development endeavours
  • Given the multi-faceted nature of these business activities, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to deepen and broaden their experience of development operations, on a world scale project

Key Accountabilities

Gain an in-depth, practical understanding of:

  • The Company’s approach to joint venture, supply chain and other contracting arrangements,
  • The documentation governing the company’s assets,
  • The oil and gas licensing and regulatory regime,
  • In each case in respect of the Falkland Islands business
  • Support and advise internal stakeholders on the drafting and negotiation of contractual arrangements in respect of the company’s supply chain operations
  • Provide timely, practical and commercially orientated advice to internal stakeholders on legal arrangements governing the company’s interests in the Falkland Islands, including ports and supply bases
  • Support business development projects as required
  • Manage external legal resources and help build productive relationships with BU suppliers.
  • Work with, and where relevant lead, negotiation teams, and support the resolution of disputes to optimise the company’s position

Major Challenges

  • Provide legal support to complex projects, under time pressure
  • Produce a high quality of legal documentation
  • Ensure contracts achieve an appropriate allocation of risk and reward between the company and the contractors


  • Bachelors degree level education
  • Hold a current legal practising certificate from a relevant jurisdiction
  • Membership of professional and industry bodies

Skills / experience:

  • The role will require a strong understanding of oil and gas contracting and an ability to swiftly understand the company’s risk position and help to deliver that in contractual arrangements
  • Candidates with significant relevant experience in the oil and gas industry gained at an international law firm, operator or services company
  • Exposure to development and supply chain activities would be highly regarded
  • M&A and project finance experience is desirable but not essential
  • There is no minimum or maximum PQE requirement, but the qualities described above may favour a more senior candidate

Attributes and behaviours:

  • Proactive, practical approach
  • Strong commercial awareness and an interest in the oil and gas sector
  • Comfortable being hands on and fully involved in the company’s business in the Falkland Islands

Reference: 34634038

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