In-house Counsel, Corporate / Commercial / Commodities / Shipping

ETC Search
Extremely Competitive
29 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time


ETC Search is an independent boutique consultancy solely focused on the energy, trade and commodities sectors. This perspective enables us to source the most talented corporate infrastructure professionals, with a particular emphasis on legal and compliance. 


Our client is one of the world’s leading businesses involved in the sourcing, trading and shipping of commodities.  They have operations in over 60 countries world-wide that supply and trade a wide range of different commodity products.  Their Singapore office is the regional hub for all shipping and trading activities and now numbers more than 80 people.  With a large team of traders, charterers, operators etc the legal team is at the heart of the businesses operations and now needs a new member to handle an ever-increasing workload.


The successful candidate will have a varied workload covering dry shipping, commodities trading and more general corporate / commercial matters, potentially including M&A.

They will be expected to work closely with traders, charterers and operators on all aspects of the supply and trading of commodity products.

This will include but is not limited to drafting and negotiation of documents, structuring transactions, managing disputes, advising senior members of the business on “live” issues and liaising with external advisers and counsel.


You will be Common or Civil law qualified with 2+ PQE and an ability to work autonomously whilst still being part of a global legal team of over 40 lawyers.

Ideally you will have covered dry / wet shipping, commodities trading or corporate / commercial matters.

Candidates with a transactional M&A or commercial background and an enthusiasm for the commodities sector will be considered.

A solid understanding of carriage of goods by sea is advantageous as is any experience of the shipping and maritime or commodities worlds.

In-house experience on a secondment or permanent basis is a plus.

For a confidential chat about this or any of our vacancies please call any of our Consultant team on 02076890545.

ETC Search Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this role. Any advertisements which use PQE levels are only to be viewed as a guide to the minimum level of experience suggested. We are happy to consider all applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate appropriate skills for the vacancy.

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