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Senior Legal Counsel Job ID: E26915
Location: Rijswijk, Netherlands
We’re looking to recruit an exceptional Lawyer from within the legal profession to join a strong team of lawyers which services our recently formed global Projects & Technology (P&T) business.
P&T was created to improve performance, functioning as a common thread across the entire Shell value chain, working to enhance our competitive edge. P&T provides technical services, technology capability and major project and wells delivery across the globe. We also deliver differentiating technical information technology (IT) for Shell and drive research and innovation to create technology solutions for tomorrow. Safety & Environment and Contracting & Procurement are also rooted in P&T.
This is a fantastic entry point for an accomplished Legal Professional who wishes to commence/continue their in-house career within one of the largest organisations in the world.
The successful applicant will be exposed to a broad variety of legal work including extensive contracting and commercial work in support of different business units, corporate work, and compliance matters.
You will be expected to provide professional, timely, cost-effective and practical legal advice and support to a diverse range of divisions within Shell Projects & Technology. Each division would require you to advise the business on legal issues relating to their business activity, find legally sound and creative solutions and options for achieving business objectives within acceptable legal constraints.
You will be responsible for the legal support to some major transactions and for supervising and coaching more junior lawyers on small and medium transactions. The position involves a significant amount of liaison with colleagues in other legal syndicates in Shell including Legal Corporate, Compliance and Intellectual Property Services.
The variety of work offered by the role will suit an energetic lawyer keen to use their legal skills in support of complex projects in locations around the world and to obtain an exposure to a range of Shell's core business activities. Some degree of business travel can be expected.
A strong academic background, law degree and / or legal professional qualification, and very extensive experience in private practice or in a legal department of a major corporation. The successful candidate should have a strong commercial legal background and will have knowledge of construction law and project finance issues. Some exposure to the oil and gas business is desirable but is not essential. Excellent command of English language, both spoken and written along with demonstrable negotiating skills is also a pre-requisite.
Application Deadline: Friday 08 July 2012
Number of Vacancies: 1