Legal Counsel

  • Full-time

Company Description

Vitol is a leader in the energy sector with a presence across the spectrum; from oil through to power, renewables and carbon. It trades over 7 million barrels per day of crude oil and products and, at any time, has 250 ships transporting its cargoes.

Vitol’s clients include national oil companies, multinationals, leading industrial companies and utilities. Founded in Rotterdam in 1966, today Vitol serves clients from some 40 offices worldwide and is invested in energy assets globally including: circa 17m m3 of storage globally, 500k bpd of refining capacity, 7,000+ service stations and a growing portfolio of transitional and renewable energy assets. Revenues in 2022 were $505 billion.



Job Description

Key responsibilities:

  1. Working with the Asia Pacific General Counsel on non-trading and shipping matters including investments, merger and acquisitions, financing (including prepayments), other corporate and regulatory matters; 
  2. Providing day to day support in relation to non-trading and shipping matters such as guarantees, non-disclosure agreements, etc;
  3. Working with and managing external counsel in connection with all non-trading and shipping related contentious and non-contentious matters; and
  4. Working closely with the Compliance team including in connection with the drafting and negotiation of sanctions, anti-corruption provisions and regulatory matters.


Experience and Characteristics:

  1. Minimum 3 years PQE;
  2. Highly responsive;
  3. Capable of managing a large workload, prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines;
  4. Team player with an open, non-political style;
  5. Flexible and available to pick up urgent matters which arise out of business hours; and
  6. Extremely strong drafting and communication skills.

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