Shell Legal Counsel in Aberdeen, United Kingdom


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Legal Counsel

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Job Description:

An opportunity to bring your proven legal expertise and commercial knowledge to a leading global business, where you will have full support in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Where you fit in

You’ll be part of a legal team that’s based in Scotland, focussed on our Upstream UK business, and covering a wide variety of legal work from joint ventures and project development to regulatory, M&A, gas sales / transportation and exploration.

It’s a great time to join us. The team is currently 10-strong and you can expect to collaborate with colleagues across the business, including Commercial, Finance, External Relations, Treasury and Remuneration, and HR Services.

What’s the role?

As Legal Counsel, you’ll be providing professional and practical legal advice and support to our Upstream UK business, working on a variety of challenging legal matters within a complex and ever-changing environment.

From advising on proposed commercial strategies to drafting contracts across a broad range of legal topics, you’ll guide your clients through a range of concerns, tailoring your advice and solutions to fit all kinds of areas of the business.

A capable negotiator, you’ll be comfortable influencing and swiftly resolving any legal and

business concerns, proactively protecting Shell’s assets and reputation. It means you’ll need to show us you can confidently identify legal risks, preparing for any issues that might infringe or expose our business principles.

To succeed, you’ll need to be the kind of self-starter who thrives on challenges, from prioritising a high workload to working well under pressure. Yet, at the same time, you’ll relish working within a highly collaborative and inclusive team. A natural ability to nurture trustworthy relationships with a range of stakeholders will also be a key part of the role.

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Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


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Work Location:

Aberdeen - Tullos


What we need from you

We’re keen to hear from individuals who are qualified within either English or Scots-law, with proven experience from a leading law firm, with in-house experience considered an advantage.

You’ll have experience or knowledge of oil & gas, corporate, contract and commercial law. Experience of providing advice on a full range of commercial transactions and corporate governance matters will also be an advantage.

Personally, you will have strong interpersonal skills and a sound commercial approach that you can apply with a range of practical solutions, striving for excellence and advocating continuous improvement.

In return, we’ll give you the support and flexibility you need to do what you do best.

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