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Senior Legal Counsel

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Aberdeen, UK
Full Time

EthosEnergy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Legal Counsel to join the team in our Eastern Hemisphere headquarters office in Aberdeen, UK. The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for advising on all legal and compliance issues across all EthosEnergy’s Eastern Hemisphere business streams. The main responsibility of this role is to engage with the business at many different levels to anticipate and provide guidance on a wide variety of legal and compliance issues. This position will be based from our Aberdeen, Scotland office and flexibility will be given towards remote working.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and negotiating legal documentation with external parties including commercial contracts, NDAs, MoUs, settlement agreements, parent company guarantees and approvals for all of the above.
  • Drafting legal documentation for EthosEnergy internal businesses including secondment agreements, corporate services agreements, powers of attorney, data sharing agreements.
  • Developing and delivering on-line and in-person training on contract terms, data privacy and other legal issues.
  • Advising on settlement options and negotiation of disputes. Management (of outside counsel) and reporting of disputes.
  • Liaising with senior management, HR, Insurance, Tax, Treasury and Compliance in relation to contract structures and other company matters.
  • Company secretarial matters for all existing EH entities and branches.
  • Advice on undertaking business in new geographical locations including new branch and entity set up as required as well as closure processes.
  • Providing advice on various other legal matters including property transactions, banking, employment, IP, debt recovery and corporate re-structuring.
  • Assist in creating and revising policies and procedures for EthosEnergy.
  • Monitor external developments in relation to new legislation and enforcement.
  • Assisting with UK Bribery Act/ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) due diligence.

Required Skills / Knowledge

  • Good interpersonal skills, energetic, driven and capable of self-direction.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both in English and fluency in an EU language preferred but not essential.
  • Contract drafting and interpretation.
  • Exposure to dispute resolution, corporate and employment law issues would be advantageous.


  • Extensive international experience (law firm and in-house).
  • Experience in conducting training and delivering presentations.
  • Contract review experience as well as a background in corporate and commercial matters required.

Education Requirements

  • Qualified lawyer in Scotland or England with a strong legal and commercial background.
  • Qualification in an EU jurisdictions would be advantageous but is not a must.

Physical Requirements

  • N/A

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