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Counsel - Business Development & Zero Carbon

Counsel - Business Development & Zero Carbon

  • Location Singapore - Flexible
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Legal Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 132988BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Responsible for providing comprehensive strategic and solution-focused guidance on legal and risk-related matters and projects, to assist BP in minimising its legal and reputational risks.

The Counsel will be one of bp’s lawyers in the Business Development & Zero Carbon legal team, advising and supporting five growing business groups across the newly formed Gas and Low Carbon global businesses. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support bp’s growth agenda in support of its ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 in the following areas:

Gas & Low Carbon
Renewables Growth is responsible for delivering the growth strategy for bp’s renewables businesses globally, such as through bid round participation, bilateral negotiations or M&A activity. Recent activity includes entering the UK offshore wind market after bp and partner EnBW were selected as preferred bidder in the 4th leasing round.

Zero Carbon Energy is responsible for managing bp's existing renewable energy products in solar energy (e.g. bp’s shareholdng in Lightsource bp), US onshore wind assets and biofuels, as well as new assets delivered through the Renewables Growth team such as the recently announced strategic partnership with Equinor to develop offshore wind energy in the US.

Hydrogen & CCUS is responsible for developing hydrogen and CCUS (Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage) business models and markets, building new decarbonization capabilities and solutions. A current project that is being supported is Net Zero Teesside project where bp and partners are working together to decarbonize local industry in the Teesside area using CCUS technology.

Integrated Gas & Power is responsible for driving the development of gas to power, renewable power offers and integration of power value chains as well as develop new markets in integrated gas and low carbon energy.

Gas Growth is responsible for leading the optimisation and growth of bp’s natural gas portfolio, including global gas business development.

This Counsel will be responsible for providing strategic and day to day legal advice and counsel to senior leaders and other senior management on significant transactions, projects and key legal developments and issues affecting existing business. In addition to supporting business growth plans, this role will provide recommendations of legal strategy for management of key issues and play an active role in the development and implementation of legally compliant and commercially focused legal advice regarding corporate structuring, corporate governance, transaction activity, major projects development and financing arrangements.

  • Drafting, negotiating, analyzing and interpreting various forms of complex commercial transactions and documents that are part of the various businesses, including business development agreements, major procurement and construction contracts, investment documentation, purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, financing agreements and power purchase agreements;
  • Ensure appropriate mitigation of risk and management of legal issues impacting the commercial clients, including in relation to the ongoing management of BP’s relationships and interests in joint ventures.

Capable of navigating a complex matrix organization, deploying technical excellence, and applying a collaborative style and approach.

In particular, the candidate must have:
  • Significant legal experience in a respected law firm or reputed in-house environment;
  • A proven record of leading or providing a significant contribution to the successful completion of numerous transactions/projects/matters;
  • Strong technical legal skills, combined with an ability to take a strategic, pragmatic and commercial view on the challenges and issues facing bp.
  • The ability to deploy good judgment in pragmatically and effectively applying BP practices, processes and controls
  • Demonstrated ability to provide concise advice on complex matters and to effectively influence stakeholders.

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