Shell Legal Counsel Litigation - Latin America & Caribbean in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Auto req ID 73041BR

Job Title Legal Counsel Litigation - Latin America & Caribbean

Country of Work Location Brazil

City, State (if applicable) Rio de Janeiro

Work Location Rio de Janeiro - BRA

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Brazil, Shell has been present for more than a century (since 1913), and was the first international oil company to produce oil in Brazil, in the Campos Basin, after the market was opened up to private investment. Currently, Shell is one of the largest energy companies in the Brazilian market.

Shell in Brazil is also a major producer of lubricants and, through Raízen (a joint venture with a Brazilian energy and logistics group), invests in the production of sugar cane ethanol, a viable biofuel alternative for smarter and cleaner mobility in the future.

We deliver energy responsibly, aiming to meet society’s energy demands today and in the future in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. We operate safely with respect to our neighbors and work to minimize our environmental impact.

We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

Job Description

This role has been established as part of the Shell Group's Global Litigation Department for handling the Group´s disputes (litigation, arbitration and regulatory) in the Latin America & Caribbean region in a proactive, timely, cost effective and professional manner in furtherance of business objectives and protection of shareholder interests. Main accountabilities are:

  • identifying legal issues relevant to matters handled and acting with the appropriate urgency;

  • handling a broad range of cases in a variety of areas;

  • identifying all potential issues related to the matters handled and relating them to the business objectives;

  • identifying options for achieving business objectives within applicable legal and cost restraints;

  • fully understanding the Shell Business Principles and Code of Conduct and challenging business decision-making process in respect of potential breaches;

  • updating the business on significant developments in the matters handled;

  • recommending legal contingencies and provision to litigation matters;

  • reporting significant litigation risks within the Group Control framework;

  • maintaining matters in the group-wide management database;

  • interfacing with lawyers in other departments in Shell Legal Services regarding litigation risks impacting their areas of responsibility;

  • assisting more senior lawyers in the group in handling high exposure matters;

  • working closely to paralegals in auditing and budget tasks;

  • working with HR in labor and employment matters.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • case assessment process;

  • strategy development;

  • business communication;

  • management of outside counsel;

  • recommendation of provisions and disclosures;

  • settlement or resolution recommendations;

  • compliance with Shell policies and procedures relating to settlement authorities;

  • management of reputational issues;

  • reporting of lessons learned;

  • negotiating and managing the budget for each matter including the budget for external litigation counsel and all other expenses related to the matter;

  • building appropriate fee arrangements;

  • coordination with appropriate internal and external stakeholders.


This position demands a lawyer with experience in managing a large docket of small to medium exposure litigation disputes either as an outside counsel or in-house counsel.

The successful candidate must:

  • have outstanding academic credentials;

  • have a Brazilian bar registration (OAB);

  • have knowledge of dispute resolution processes;

  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • be able to work effectively with Shell businesses and internal and external stakeholders;

  • have excellent skills as an advocate and as a legal counselor to the businesses;

  • have excellent skills managing outside legal and other third party resources;

  • have clear understanding of business organizations and governance structures;

  • be fluent in written and spoken English and Portuguese.

Good knowledge of labor and employment law, including related litigation, is a plus.

No. of Positions 1


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Removal Date 25-Mar-2018