Puma Energy Recruiting Now 2018

Posted on :

24 Oct, 2018

Category :

Legal Jobs in Ghana

Puma Energy is a global integrated midstream and downstream oil company active in close to 45 countries. Formed in 1997 in Central America, Puma Energy has since expanded its activities worldwide, achieving rapid growth, diversification and product line development. The company directly manages over 7,500 employees. Headquartered in Singapore, it has regional hubs in Johannesburg (South Africa), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Brisbane (Australia) and Tallinn (Estonia).

Puma Energy’s core activities in the midstream sector include the supply, storage and transportation of petroleum products. Puma Energy’s activities are underpinned by investment in infrastructure which optimises supply chain systems, capturing value as both asset owner and marketer of product. Puma Energy’s downstream activities include the distribution, retail sales and wholesale of a wide range of refined products, with additional product offerings in the lubricants, bitumen, LPG and marine bunkering sectors. Puma Energy currently has a global network of over 2,000 retail service stations. Puma Energy also provides a robust platform for independent entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, by providing a viable alternative to traditional market supply sources.

Job Description:

Puma Job Title: Legal Counsel Regional

Geographical Scope:Regional

(Global, Regional, Country)

Department:Legal

(FIN, B2B, OPS)

Reports to: Legal Counsel Global

Supervisor Location:

Reporting relationship is:

Close (i.e.: same office)

Remote

Key Relationships:

  • Internal – Management and business teams. Commercial management
  • External – Government attorneys and advisors, auditors.

Function:

Responsible for providing a full range of corporate legal advice for the W/A region.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Provide legal advice on commercial matters, transactions, risk management, corporate governance, representations, joint venture and cooperation arrangements, employee relations, intellectual property, confidential disclosures, licenses, and acquisitions on specific regions.

2. Representing the company in negotiations and discussions and other dealings with regulators, government authorities, industry associations, customers, consultants and other third parties.

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3. Advise the management and the business development teams regarding the management of legal and commercial risks associated with new investment opportunities, providing advice on the structuring of transactions, compliance and corporate governance issues, management of local and regional legal issues, and recommending and managing retention of outside counsel.

4. Negotiation and resolution of legal and business issues encountered in the operation of the business, with an emphasis on a business-focused approach that complies with internal policies and applicable laws, and support the company long-term interests and objectives.

Requirements:

Experience

  • Degree in Law
  • Min 8 years’ relevant experience
  • Significant experience in Oil & Gas industry

Skills:

  • Fluent English, French and/or Portuguese big plus
  • Good working knowledge of English commercial Law
  • Knowledge of regional market and legal framework

Competencies:

  • Superior Negotiation skills
  • Excellent Analytical skills and drafting skills
  • Act with Integrity
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

Key Responsibilities:

Provide legal advice on commercial matters, transactions, risk management, corporate governance, representations, joint venture and cooperation arrangements, employee relations, intellectual property, confidential disclosures, licenses, and acquisitions on specific regions.

Representing the company in negotiations and discussions and other dealings with regulators, government authorities, industry associations, customers, consultants and other third parties.

Advise the management and the business development teams regarding the management of legal and commercial risks associated with new investment opportunities, providing advice on the structuring of transactions, compliance and corporate governance issues, management of local and regional legal issues, and recommending and managing retention of outside counsel.

Negotiation and resolution of legal and business issues encountered in the operation of the business, with an emphasis on a business-focused approach that complies with internal policies and applicable laws, and support the company long-term interests and objectives.

Requirements:

Work Experience:

Experience relevant to this role, Legal

Education:

Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) (Required)

Skills:

Fluent English, French and/or Portuguese, Good working knowledge of English commercial law, Knowledge of regional market and legal framework

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