In-house Counsel for Commodities Trading & Shipping Co, Zurich, 1+ PQE

ETC Search
£115k + Basic + Bonus + Benefits
20 Oct 2020
17 Nov 2020
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level, Senior Level


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 a rapidly growing integrated supply and trading company.  They have offices in North America, Europe and Asia and an established portfolio of assets in these locations to help further their competitiveness.  They trade a wide range of products including metals, oil, oil products, gas and power and LNG. There are plans to increase their spread of commodities through strategic acquisitions. This role is based in their Head Office near Zurich.


The successful candidate will have a varied workload covering all the legal issues a mid-seized trading operation might encounter.

A significant proportion of the work will be international trade and dry shipping related but wider corporate, finance and compliance/regulatory/sanctions matters will feature too.

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 1+ PQE and an ability to work autonomously whilst still being part of a global legal team.

Ideally you will have covered either commodities trading matters or dry / wet shipping.

Candidates with a transactional energy background and an enthusiasm for the commodities sector will be considered.

A solid understanding of carriage of goods by sea is advantageous.

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.