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Senior Legal Advisor - London

ref: MDM45459

We have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Legal Advisor to join our client in London on a contract basis 12 months

The position will report to the Legal Manager and support FIBU and executive management on business activities relating to assets.

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 Group finance arrangements

• Ensuring compliance with joint venture arrangements and any necessary amendments to dovetail the same with the development

• Arrangements with 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: Approach to joint venture, supply chain and other contracting arrangements, o the documentation governing assets, the oil and gas licensing and regulatory regime, in each case in respect of the business

• Support and advise internal stakeholders on the drafting and negotiation of contractual arrangements in respect of supply chain operations

• Provide timely, practical and commercially orientated advice to internal stakeholders on legal arrangements governing interests including ports and supply bases

• Support FIBU 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 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 Financial accountability / activity indicators

• Support the monitoring of external legal costs against department budget 

• FIBU client base, executive management and Legal and C&P teams outside of FIBU

• Supply chain contractors and financiers • External legal counsel

• JV partners


• Bachelor’s degree level education

• Hold a current legal practising certificate from a relevant jurisdiction

• Membership of professional and industry bodies

Candidate Profile Skills / Experience:

• The role will require a strong understanding of oil and gas contracting and an ability to swiftly understand 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

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Mark Mortensen

Mark Mortensen

Mark has extremely well rounded knowledge and experience of the Aberdeen recruitment market as well as the recruitment search landscape. He supports the AAA Operations team who focus on Sales, Business Development, Marketing, Engineering, Supply Chain and Health & Safety resourcing.

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