Legal Counsel- In-house Shipping

London – £100,000 - £120,000

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment have recently partnered with an international commercial shipping conglomerate who is looking to grow their industry leading in-house legal team to support the continued growth of the business.

This is a broad and varied Legal Counsel opportunity, set within a highly dynamic business, which will require an energetic and enthused in-house solicitor who has a wide variety of transactional work.

At its core, this role will involve drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of complex commercial documents- relating to all of the Group's activities and asset finance work- involving the financing and delivery of commercial vessels.

The ideal candidate will have a well-founded understanding of security and loan agreements, for the financing of vessel acquisitions, and will have the ability to draft and negotiate a varied range of commercial agreements- including, but not limited to, pool agreements, shipbuilding contracts, joint ventures and offshore supply agreements.

Summary of Responsibilities:

* Draft, review and negotiate a varied range of commercial contracts and agreements on behalf of the Group
* Draft, review and negotiate a varied range of loan and security agreements on behalf of the Group
* Assistant on company secretarial matters
* Assistant on corporate finance transactions including capital markets, M&A and private equity raises

This is an extremely rewarding role which offers the real opportunity to work alongside a global leader in the commercial arena.

If you are a commercially aware solicitor with experience in asset finance who has significant experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating loan agreements and other commercial agreements, then please do not hesitate to apply today.

Although this Legal Counsel opportunity is with a global shipping leader, the diverse make-up of the incumbent in-house legal team allows for a successful candidate who may not have sector specific experience, but who does have fantastic asset finance and commercial drafting experience and is eager to develop their in-house skill set.

Please contact Lisa Spink, Managing Consultant - In House, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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Lisa Spink

Managing Consultant
0203 846 3071

Lisa joined Douglas Scott in 2013, running our Locum desk for 2 years before going on to work as a Business Manager at one of the largest recruitment agencies in the UK. Here she focused on Legal & Compliance on a contract and interim basis. Lisa re-joined Douglas Scott in 2018 as a Managing Consultant to set up a Legal & Compliance desk within our In-house department, again with a contract and interim focus and predominantly within (but not limited to) the London market. Originally from Cornwall she now lives in the Manchester area with her husband and young son Harrison.

"Lisa's professionalism, global industry knowledge and contacts are exceptional. I would highly recommend Lisa for her passion in ensuring a candidate's skills and experiences matches the clients expectations and vice versa, fundamental in recruitment ! Above all, Lisa goes above and beyond, she is with you throughout the whole process, on hand to answer any questions, offering advice and support around a candidates or clients busy schedule, one feels like they are receiving a very bespoke friendly personal service!"

Data Governance | London

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Asset Finance
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX
  • Salary: £100,000 - £120,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Reference: LS5498

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