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Senior Legal Counsel - London

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Oil and gas operator currently have an opening for a Senior Legal Counsel – (Finance) to join their team for a permanent role based in London.

Key Accountabilities

•Support Group Legal and Group Finance to design, execute and provide life of contract support for corporate financing solutions

•Support BU Legal teams, providing legal services to design, execute and provide life of contract support for project financing solutions (integrating with other BU functions)

Major Challenges

•Supporting Group Finance in the design and execution of complex legal financing structures, involving security pledges and lenders with different ranking, and managing any external legal resources required

•Leading/participating in multi discipline negotiation teams

•Ensuring that contracts are high quality and achieve an allocation of risk and reward between the company and its lenders

•Providing ongoing and proactive advice to the Group Functions to ensure that the companies business is run within constraints imposed by the loan instruments

•Managing the use of external lawyers to ensure that expenditure and efficiency is optimised Reporting to:

•General Counsel Direct reports (internal employees / external parties):


•Bachelor’s degree in Law

•Membership of professional and industry associations Skills (and experience)

•Previous PQE within a corporate/project finance based private practice (with significant direct involvement in petroleum upstream work), or in-house within an Upstream Operator, or related services sector

•International exposure well regarded Knowledge

•A breadth and depth of experience in upstream oil and gas corporate and project financing

•Familiar with corporate and project financing structures involving multiple loan facilities, supported by security pledges, with different ranking claims on the borrower

•Demonstrable experience in the negotiation and drafting of corporate financing (including reserve based lending) and project financing contracts for the upstream oil and gas industry

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Craig Mackenzie

Craig Mackenzie

With over 10 years experience in generating relationships and understanding people, I take great pride in helping individuals get what they want. Now specialising in the mid-senior level Accountancy field, I feel that my success in previous years has given me the knowledge and expertise to help you. With significant success already in placing people locally as well as internationally, I look forward to speaking to you and helping you source a role that gives you everything you are looking for.

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