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Shell Business Operations
Shell Business Operations
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
Shell Business Service Centre Kraków - job
Royal Dutch Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies, operating in over 80 countries and territories and employing more than 90,000 people. Our core values of Honesty, Integrity and Respect for People define who we are and how we work. Royal Dutch Shell has developed a global network of Shell Business Operations to provide first-class services to Shell companies across the world.

Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of six Business Service Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.
Legal Counsel
Work location: Shell Energy Campus, Czerwone Maki 85

Job description:

This role requires a professional, fast-learning and enthusiastic lawyer with a keen interest in working in a role which will support the expanding scope of centralised global legal services and, in particular, the legal requirements of a fast paced, growing and exciting global Trading and Supply business. It is expected that the candidate will work primarily with colleagues (business and legal) in the US/North American and European time zone but there may also be an opportunity to work transactions with colleagues from the Eastern time zone.

The accountabilities for this role include:

  • Drafting, review and advising on legal risks for various categories of contractual documentation entered into by the business which includes (but is not limited to): Non-disclosure Agreements, parent company guarantees, letters or credit/bank guarantees, facility agreements for trade financing or credit insurance, consultancy or service agreements, standard novation agreements, agreements for the sale and purchase of commodities

  • Review of questions from the Trading and Supply Contracts department and Price Risk Management Department on deviations from T&S’s standard ISDA Master Agreement schedule

  • Reviewing and advising on legal issues arising from demurrage and other product claims matters

  • Assisting on corporate governance matters such as review of board papers

  • Undertaking legal research and coordinating legal input across jurisdictions on specific legal issues.

  • Assisting in creation and updating of legal guidance notes or FAQs on common issues (including development of Chatbot capability over time)

  • Support the development of templates and playbooks for the migration of repeatable categories of work to LSGO

  • Support, from time to time, tactical projects or matters as required by LSTS colleagues.

All the above must be done in a timely manner. In addition, the successful candidate must have a high degree of flexibility, potentially interacting with a direct line manager in another country with legal team colleagues spread across Asia Pacific, Europe and the US and business partners across the globe.

Dimensions :
The position requires fluent and proficient English speaking, writing and legal drafting skills. The services are required to be provided from offices provided in Krakow in the Shell Business Operations (SBO) Center. The successful candidate will be co-located there with lawyers holding similar responsibilities.


  • Minimum 8 to 9 years legal experience, preferably in a regional or global role, providing legal advice on commodities transactions or similar.

  • Educational prerequisites and license to provide legal services in the jurisdiction where physically located.

  • Strong contracting experience with the ability to understand strategies and risk mitigation in template documents and identify and support improvements/simplification of existing templates.

  • Knowledge of Generally Embargoed Countries and countries which have been imposed with sanctions from countries/entities such as the US, EU and UN will be an added advantage.

Key Competences required:

  • Read and understand strategies and risk mitigation in Shell preferred contract terms and templates, and explain them to business partners.

  • Ability to interpret and integrate risk mitigation into customer templates when required.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify legal risks and alternative strategies in a defined area.

  • Ability to ensure that documents accurately reflect the commercial decisions, at all times consistent with legal obligations and Shell’s requirements.

  • Demonstated track record of delivering commercially pragmatic and business value adding legal advice.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage issues independently.

  • Ability to think strategically and support CI initiatives

Additional Information :
The special challenges of this role entail that the successful candidate will require the ability to work as part of a team, locally and remotely, and with stakeholders with diverse cultural backgrounds and in different time zones.

Number of Vacancies:

Benefits of working at Shell:
  • Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
  • Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
  • Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
  • Attractive salary and bonuses
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
  • Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
  • Opportunity to participate in social and community projects
Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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