Senior Lawyer in Kuwait

INTERNATIONAL OIL& GAS COMPANY WITH GLOBAL E&P ASSETS

Position: Senior Lawyer

Location: Kuwait

An established International Oil & Gas Company is seeking to resource a Senior Lawyer who will be assigned to Kuwait on a permanent residential expatriate family status contract.

This is regarded as a key role within our client's Organisation.

Summary of Role

  • Provide legal advice on all aspects of the Company's activities; contribute to negotiation and drafting of agreements related to the Company's involvement in the international petroleum industry and its business affairs generally;
  • Provide advice on all aspects of international petroleum law and other legal issues relating to the Company's operations;
  • Provide general advice to Senior Management on the legal effects and practical consequences of possible or intended courses of action;
  • Preview and draft changes to legal documents, ordinances, resolutions, contract, memorandums, etc.;
  • Provide advice on draft and negotiate as necessary the full range of international petroleum agreements and other business agreements related to the Company's operations (e.g. employment agreements and IS agreements);
  • Undertake legal research and provide advice to seniors on issues to conflict of interest, international claims, etc., to avoid disputes and minimize litigation;
  • Maintain good working relationships with respective government ministries and co-ventures;
  • Represent the Company as required at relevant committee meetings;
  • If also nominated as Company Board Secretary, provide company secretarial advice;

Qualifications / Experience / Attributes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in law (or equivalent) together with a professional legal qualification (e.g. Solicitor, Barrister, Juris Doctor);
  • Minimum 15 years post-graduate experience as a lawyer, out of which a few years should have been spent in the Oil & Gas Upstream Sector;
  • Conversant with International Oil & Gas Petroleum law;
  • Experience of making representation on behalf of the Company at partner or governmental meetings;
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

Employment Terms:

The appointee with be invited to join the permanent expatriate staff residential payroll on married / single status contract. It is not possible to negotiate a rotational or consultancy assignment.

Competitive salary and expatriate benefits package + generous bonus scheme and, where applicable, child education assistance.

Interviews: As soon as possible with candidate selection shortly taking place.

On receipt of your application a detailed job specification / client information will be provided. Quote Ref: AD117 – Senior Company Lawyer (Kuwait)

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