Job title: Senior Legal Counsel (Finance & Project Development)

Location: Houston, Texas

Who are we recruiting for?

We’re seeking a highly skilled Senior Legal Counsel for a prestigious oil and gas client in Houston. Our client are a major focused oil and gas company involved in the acquisition, development and production of proven oil and natural gas fields.

What will you be doing?

  • Providing strategic legal advice on all legal matters related to exploration, production, development projects, and finance.
  • Leading and managing legal aspects of complex international transactions, including corporate and asset-level acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, farmout transactions, and major project development.
  • Reviewing, drafting, negotiating, and interpreting a range of commercial agreements, such as joint ventures, licensing agreements, transportation agreements, intercompany finance agreements, and more.
  • Advising on debt and equity financings and structuring.
  • Identifying and advising on potential risks, claims, and disputes arising from commercial contracts, and proposing practical solutions.
  • Coordinating and managing outside counsel during due diligence activities and transactions.
  • Providing support to other attorneys regarding transactional matters, financing, leasing, and corporate governance.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • LLB, LLD, Juris Doctorate, or a recognized equivalent.
  • Licensed to practice law in the US or eligible to practice law in the US in a corporate status under Texas State Bar rules.
  • Dual qualification in US and England or common law and civil law jurisdictions is a plus.
  • Fluent in business and legal English (oral and written); ability to communicate in Portuguese or Chinese is an advantage.
  • 8+ years legal experience in oil & gas.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the technical, contractual, and commercial aspects of oil and gas operations.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills with the ability to articulate complex legal issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a constructive manner.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive compensation and excellent benefits.
  • A collaborative and innovative work environment that fosters personal growth and development.
  • Exposure to complex international project development and finance transactions.
  • Opportunity to work with a fast growing company

Who are we?

Executive Integrity is a global executive search and recruitment consultancy for a more sustainable world with a focus on talent within the Maritime and Renewable Energy sectors. We give a proportion of all our profits to Renewable World, a charity that develops affordable and innovative renewable energy solutions to poverty-stricken communities.

For every placement we make, we plant a tree with the National Trust Foundation and help reduce your carbon footprint.

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