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Trade Counsel (Middle East Relocation)

  • Negotiable
  • London
  • Permanent

Trade Counsel | Energy Multinational | The Middle East

Combining an award-winning work culture and unrivalled progression opportunities, this is a unique role for a talented Trade Counsel to supercharge their career in the Middle East.

Well-regarded as one of the largest, highest-performing Energy companies in the world, the business is seeking someone ambitious and driven to join their industry-leading legal team.

Why Work in the Middle East

In-House legal opportunities in the Middle East are very stimulating and also lucrative. Due to increasing international and cross-border work, as well as home-grown development, the scale and quality of the work that in-house lawyers can undertake continues to reach new heights.

The Middle East's transformation over the last decade is a testament to the region's commitment to progress and development. The Middle East is becoming a dynamic, forward-thinking region, embracing change and diversity. Women's empowerment, education, culture, tourism, economic diversification, and environmental sustainability have all played a significant role in shaping the culture of the region.

As the Middle East continues on its path of growth and modernisation, it offers an exciting and promising future for all its citizens, where everyone can work and thrive, enjoying a prosperous, welcoming and beautiful part of the world.

The Role

You will provide ground-floor guidance and knowledge on international Trade Compliance and Sanctions, along with a broad spectrum of compliance matters that confront a multinational energy company and its global subsidiaries and joint ventures.

You will report to the Chief Compliance Officer and the General Counsel, supporting the Company's overall compliance objectives and provide legal advice, oversight, and governance on a wide range of complex legal and business issues related to global export, customs, and economic sanctions
laws and regulations.

Additionally, you will develop and deliver trade controls and sanctions training to business lines and corporate functions personnel, as well as assist business units in developing and implementing compliance procedures to address legal issues.


  • 10+PQE US in trade controls and sanctions experience at a large multinational corporation;
  • Experience with SAP Global Trade Services (GTS) or other trade controls compliance related electronic systems
  • Energy Industry experience is preferred

What's on offer

  • Join an industry-leading Energy team
  • Unrivalled, market-leading salary and benefits package
  • Full family relocation package
  • Career development support

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