Legal Manager (Oil Products), Switzerland

  • Competitive
  • Zug, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Redstone Private Banking Search
  • 20 May 19

Redstone Commodity Search are working with a Swiss-based oil products trading company that is looking to add a legal manager to their team.

Redstone Commodity Search focus on offering 360° search solutions to the global commodities markets. With a competitive coverage of Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages; Redstone Commodity Search can confidently offer you an edge in today’s volatile market.

Redstone Commodity Search are working with a Swiss-based oil products trading company that is looking to add a legal manager to their team.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • In charge of all legal issues and tasks at the company including the management of commercial agreements in mainly English law (purchase and sales contracts and supply guarantees etc.)
  • Handle legal and compliance issues with external trading partners including potential/actual disputes about contractual commitments like demurrage and quality of the products, assist during the internally demurrage and claims processes, and ensure the company’s compliance in meeting contractual obligations
  • Manage the negotiations, drafting and reviews of letters of credit (L/C) and guarantees as well as loan agreements with banks, companies, and physical persons under Swiss and English law while developing strategies to improve internal contracts processes
  • Assist during the KYC clearances, ensure awareness of new legal requirements within the Swiss, English and Russian law/regulations, and handle legal translations of different documents
  • Reports into the Chief Operating Officer

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree in law with a specialization in commercial law and strong understanding of corporate and financial law; Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the UK is an advantage
  • International work experience (8+ years) as a legal counsel, legal advisor/adviser, lawyer, attorney or equivalent at an energy trading company (preferably focus on oil and oil products)
  • Very strong knowledge of English Law & Arbitration is required
  • Fluency in English is a must, Russian language skills highly desired
  • Located in/near Zug or happy to relocate within Switzerland (Swiss citizenship or Swiss work permit C or B required)

For all positions based in Switzerland, Redstone Commodity Search works with their licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH. All candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.