Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate and Contracts

2 days left

Greater Copenhagen, Lyngby, Denmark
Highly competitive with excellent benefits (pension, holidays etc)
29 Apr 2021
21 May 2021
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time

We are seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to support our drilling business and work closely with the entire Maersk Drilling organisation. Join us for an exciting career in a company committed to moving the boundaries of one of the world's most intriguing high-tech industries. You will engage in challenging international legal work with exposure to senior management within Maersk Drilling. This is your opportunity to join a dynamic company, where you will work closely with the business and have the opportunity to make a real impact.  

As Senior Legal Counsel in Maersk Drilling you will be an integral part of a Legal department that supports all aspects of Maersk Drilling and works closely with the business to achieve our ambitious goals.  

You will be offered a rare opportunity to gain insight into a global business, to participate in challenging international legal work with exposure to senior management. The role will have a particular focus on the North Sea, although you will also support Maersk Drilling in the other jurisdictions elsewhere in the world in which it operates.

Maersk Drilling's corporate head office is located in Greater Copenhagen in Lyngby, Denmark, and you will be part of a department with 20 highly specialised senior lawyers. The position is based on local terms and conditions and you will be offered a very competitive salary package based on your experience. Depending on your personal circumstances, a preferential tax treatment may be available to you (subject eligibility) should you also be relocating to Denmark.  

You will be part of a truly international company with employees representing 65 nationalities. We have a strong focus on diversity, which is reflected in our strong talent focus, mindset and culture. This goes hand in hand with a commitment to inclusion: all employees are valued and treated with respect, and we believe that our employees thrive and perform better with a healthy work-life balance.  

Key Responsibilities  

You will be responsible for providing first class legal support to Maersk Drilling in this “front line” role directly supporting Maersk Drilling’s strategy and customer value propositions. While knowledge of the oil & gas or offshore industry and/or experience in the responsibilities listed below could be an advantage, neither is a prerequisite. At Maersk Drilling we care about having people with the right tools and mindset, who are willing to take on a new challenge and who have an appetite for change to help shape our strategic vision.

Your responsibilities will include:  

  • Drafting, negotiating and advising on contracts relating to all Maersk Drilling’s activities, including contracts with major international oil companies as well as partners and sub-contractors;  
  • Setting up corporate structures in new areas of operation and advising on day-to-day matters, often in complex jurisdictions;  
  • Working closely with major international law firms in Europe and worldwide.

Required competencies

Who we are looking for  

The ideal candidate has at least 5+ years’ post qualification experience from either a law firm or an international corporate or other organisation.  

In addition, you have broad experience with contract law and drafting of more complex contracts. Preferably you also have some knowledge of Norwegian law and/or English law (or a similar common law jurisdiction) as the majority of our contracts are governed by Norwegian or English law. While knowledge of the offshore industry could be an advantage it is not a prerequisite. We are primarily focused on finding a candidate with the right tools and mindset who is willing to upskill themselves as evidenced by our current team, which consists of senior lawyers who have previously specialised in financing, restructuring, dispute resolution and contentious regulatory work and other sectors.  

As a person you are

  • A high performer who thrives in a challenging and often unpredictable business environment;  
  • A skilled negotiator;  
  • Analytical and good at focusing on what is important even when faced with complex issues;  
  • Able to handle and prioritise many tasks at the same time;  
  • Very commercially minded;  
  • Team oriented;
  • Self-driven and willing to take on individual responsibility for your work;  
  • Able to speak, read and write English fluently; and  
  • Able to travel 30-45 days a year.  

Additional information

We will be actively reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and we may close applications prior to the advertised close date. Therefore we encourage you to apply online as soon as possible.

Only applications submitted via the "Apply for position" button on the job ad will be reviewed. Applications submitted to the contact below will not be reviewed or forwarded.  

For additional information please contact  Senior Legal Counsel, Lotte Bay Gabelgaard at or Senior Legal Counsel, Michaela Widdowson-Kidd at

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