Legal Counsel

Location Dubai
Discipline: Commodities
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Freddie Ricks

Contact email: freddie.ricks@venturesearch.com
Job ref: 1611
Published: 10 months ago
Legal Counsel - Oil Trading Firm
  
We are representing a growing oil trading house who are currently seeking a Legal Counsel to join their team in either Dubai. This is a unique opportunity for a skilled professional with expertise in contract and document checking within the commodities trading industry. The Legal Counsel will play a vital role in supporting their operations and will report directly to the CEO.

Responsibilities: 
  1. Conduct thorough and meticulous reviews of contracts and legal documents related to commodities trading.
  2. Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and contractual obligations in all trading activities.
  3. Identify potential legal risks and provide recommendations for risk mitigation.
  4. Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including traders, finance, and operations teams, to ensure legal requirements are met.
  5. Assist in drafting and reviewing various legal documents, including contracts, agreements, and legal correspondence.
  6. Research and stay up to date with industry-specific legal developments, regulations, and best practices.
  7. Liaise with external legal counsel as necessary and manage relationships with external stakeholders.
  8. Provide legal advice and guidance to internal teams on day-to-day operational matters.
  9. Support the resolution of legal disputes and assist in the negotiation and settlement of claims.
  10. Maintain accurate and organized legal documentation and records.
 Requirements:
  1. 10-20 years of experience as a Paralegal, with a focus on contract and document checking within the commodities trading industry.
  2. Extensive knowledge of the commodities trading industry, preferably in thermal coal and petcoal.
  3. Strong understanding of legal and regulatory frameworks relevant to commodities trading.
  4. Excellent attention to detail and ability to identify potential legal risks.
  5. Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic trading environment.
  6. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  7. Ability to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion.
  8. Proficiency in legal research and drafting legal documents.
  9. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.