Senior Legal Counsel

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Employment: Full Time

• Build in contractual chain around trading activities, including contracts with inspectors, logistics (freight and storages) etc.
• Participate in complex deal structuring (trade finance lines, potential prepayments etc)
• Deal with potential claims from/to counterparties (prepare necessary pack of documents)
• Provide expert legal advice and guidance on a wide range of issues related to the oil and gas industry, including but not limited to exploration and production agreements, joint ventures, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution
• Draft, review, and negotiate complex contracts and agreements with a focus on minimizing legal risks and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
• Provide expert legal advice on price cap issues; OFAC regulations.
• Assist commercial desk in title and risk issues under contracts with different Incoterms conditions.
• Identify legal risks and propose strategies to mitigate and manage such risks, ensuring that the company's interests are protected.


• Qualification in law
• Experience at a leading law firm and in-house team specialized in Oil & Gas trading companies.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in corporate law and litigation
• Previous experience working with companies or clients from Petroleum trading companies in the Middle East and Russian market
• Have experience to work in trading companies in challenging environment
• Have legal expertise in corporate law in UAE, English Law and HK
• In-depth knowledge of regulations on licencing in oil trading
• Understanding of various free zones regulations


At NSR we pride ourselves on market knowledge, integrity, loyalty and professionalism. Through personal relationships and knowledge of what our clients look for in specific requirements we like to pride ourselves on matching people to the right role.

The partners at NSR have always dealt with people in an open and honest manner and as a company we are driven to find the right opportunity for people enhancing their career where ever this may be worldwide.

We work on the principal that every person we deal with is a potential client, this process has proved beneficial for us as there are many people we have dealt with on the International circuit that have approached NSR Associates to recruit for them as a client after we have worked on their behalf as a candidate.

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