In-house Shipping / Commodities Trading / Energy Counsel, Dubai, 2+ PQE, Generous Tax-Free Package

ETC Search
Dubai (Emirate) (AE)
Extremely Competitive, Tax-Free, semi exPat package
18 Jan 2022
15 Feb 2022
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid 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, trading and shipping company. They have a global network of offices and an established portfolio of assets in these locations to help further their competitiveness. They predominantly trade oil and oil products although there are plans to increase their spread of commodities through strategic acquisitions. This role is based in their Dubai office.

Our client aims to pay a very competitive package which is not only completely tax free, but potentially includes some expat elements such as schooling for the right candidate.


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

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

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.

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” shipping and trading 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.

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

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 email to request a callback.


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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