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In-House Legal Counsel (Commodities Trading), 3-5PQE - London

Jameson Legal
England, London, City of London
£90000 - £100000 per annum
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Practice area
Other, Energy and environment
Contract type
Full time
3 years, 4 years, 5 years
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Job Details

Our client is a global energy & commodities trading company with 40 offices worldwide. This is a new recruit for a position based in London for Legal Counsel with approximately 3-5 years of post admitted experience. It is an opportunity for a Lawyer to jump straight in and work at the heart of an entrepreneurial business. You will report into General Counsel.

In this position there will be a focus on prior experience and background from an oil major, energy trading firm, shipping, investment bank or law firm.

Commodities financing will form a significant part of your portfolio as will advising on structured transactions and assisting with negotiations between clients, partners and subcontractors. Your work will be a mixture of commercial, litigation and arbitration.

You will:

  • Provide legal advice regarding commodities trading with a focus on oil and oil products.
  • Advise and negotiate on transactions such as joint ventures, financing structures, offtake arrangements and cross-commodity agreements.
  • Draft, review and negotiate a range of documentation such as credit support, security instruments and confidentiality agreements.
  • Advise on regulatory aspects.
  • Be flexible regarding providing other legal advice and support, as necessary.
  • Be 3-5 years post qualified in England & Wales or another common law jurisdiction, based in London.
  • Have the rights to live and work in the UK.
  • Enjoy working in a flat structured, non-hierarchical team.
  • Have an ability to work under pressure and meet critical business deadlines.

A competitive base salary is being offered as well as other bonus and benefits and incentives.

To hear more, please contact All applications and conversations are strictly private & confidential.

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

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Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

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020 3427 3148
24 Greville Street
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