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Legal Advisor Job

Date: 17-Jan-2023

Location: London, UK

Company: Tullow Oil

Residential Position

Employment Type:Permanent

Tullow Oil is a well-established, recognised and African focussed independent oil and gas company. The Group has interests in over 30 exploration and production licences across 8 countries in Africa and South America.


Tullow Oil has a great opportunity for a Legal Advisor who wants to work in house and primarily assist our Exploration and Non-Operated Production Assets. You will work across several jurisdictions, managing wider relationships, interactions and workflows.
We are looking for a proactive and independent Legal Advisor who is focussed on developing their career with a forward thinking and community focused organisation. 


This is a full-time permanent position, based in our Chiswick office with hybrid working arrangements. Proficiency in French and previous oil and gas / energy experience would be advantageous.


The Successful Candidate Will Be Responsible For
•    A wide range of complex matters, managing them and delivering advice with minimal supervision.
•    Provide legal advice and support to Business Managers relating to all legal aspects of Tullow’s Non-Operated Production Business in Gabon and Cote D’Ivoire and Exploration Business across Africa and South America. 
•    Scope to support the Decommissioning Business Unit and across Tullow’s wider portfolio.
•    Advising on structuring, drafting, negotiating and reviewing ongoing compliance with various commercial agreements. 
•    Advising on engagement and actively participating on matters with joint venture partners, Government or regulatory bodies/ authorities, industry bodies, third party contractors and other senior internal and external stakeholders.
•    Management of external legal counsel as required.
•    Wider communication of commercial legal themes and initiatives to the respective wider organisation.


•    Good experience in drafting, negotiating and/or advising on two or more of the following practice areas: Operational Oil and Gas/Energy, Supply Chain, Transactional Energy/Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Corporate Finance and/or Co-Sec.
•    Able to provide focused, pragmatic and commercial legal advice on contractual and legislative/regulatory matters.
•    Sound commercial judgement and drafting skills.
•    Experience (including keen interest to develop) negotiating material and complex agreements and ability to interpret, analyse laws, statutes and regulations and identify areas of potential risk.
•    Strong communication skills and proven ability to advise internal and external clients on a variety of matters.


Education and Experience 
•    University graduate and professionally qualified lawyer                                                                            
•    Post qualification knowledge and experience working as part of a goal-focused team, in a commercial environment, to challenging deadlines either with a leading private practice firm or in-house legal department.
•    Experience of dealing with JVs, third parties and/or Government authorities. 
•    Experience of providing legal advice on contractual and legislative/regulatory matters.
•    Significant advantage to candidates with French language skills and those who have advised on legal matters with an African/civil law nexus.


At Tullow, all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, where everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources to contribute to Tullow’s overall success.

To Achieve This, We Offer Our Employees.


Regular working from home in the UK with at least 2 working days per week in the Chiswick office.
Ability to manage working hours to balance work/life commitments. 
A performance-driven culture that generates results.
A commitment to your personal and professional development.
A chance to make a difference to our business, working in or leading teams of talented, committed people. 
A culture that appreciates inclusion & diversity and provides equal opportunities.
Recognition and reward for your performance.
Our philosophy is to bring people into Tullow with whom we can build a strong, mutually beneficial and long-lasting relationship. 
Working for Tullow will increase your knowledge, broaden your horizons and extend your professional network. 
We offer a competitive reward package of base salary, incentives and benefits which is designed to attract, retain and motivate the best talent in our industry.


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