Head of Legal and Company Secretary

Head of Legal and Company Secretary

Job Title: Head of Legal and Company Secretary
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £120000 - £145000 per annum + Benefits
Reference: BB15629_1491813056
Contact Name: Connor Simms
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 10, 2017 09:30

Job Description

UK Listed International petroleum and exploration company is seeking a Qualified Lawyer and Company Secretary to manage the legal and regulatory requirements of the Group. The role will report into the CEO and will be expected to advise on complex legal and sector specific issues in a commercial manner which supports the entrepreneurial culture of the board.

This is a standalone position in a tightly-knit UK head office, with optimum exposure to the board. The successful candidate must have experience of tackling broad ranging roles due to the interaction across departments, and be capable in managing a variety of external professional providers in; law, tax, company secretarial and insurance.

The right candidate will be able to show a proven track record in dealing with corporate and commercial matters and will be involved in the wider business and day to day mechanics of the organisation.

The key responsibilities for the role will include:
*Managing and co-ordinating all advice for the company's legal matters and due diligence.
*Managing external counsel to ensure the successful outcome of corporate strategies.
*Ensuring compliance with listing rules, market abuse regulations etc.
*Provide legal support to the executive and board on emergent corporate issues and any legal disputes.
*Manage, prepare and run all board meetings & committees within the business.

Due to the nature of the business experience within the Oil & Gas sector is highly desirable as well as experience with transactions and procurement processes.

This role is an exciting opportunity for those who enjoy the intellectual rigour and diplomacy required in managing board members and NEDs in a fast-paced and commercially driven environment.

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