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Shell Business Operations
Shell Business Operations
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
We are looking for:
Legal Counsel

Why Work for Shell?

Honest, integrity and respect; "feel free to speak your mind" culture; health and safety rules; diversity & Inclusion culture
An energy leader
Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader {one of the world's biggest employers according to Fortune Global 500}. Join us and have a real impact on the operations of one of the world's largest companies.
Vibrant community
Become a part of a highly-driven team and get to know Shell's unique culture based on inclusiveness and collaboration.
Opportunies for growth
Spread your wings thanks to innumerable opportunities that Shell Business Operations Krakow offers its emloyees.
Impactful collaboration
Be an important participant of an international project.

Thanks to cooperation with Shell you gain:

  • Comfortable working environment: newly-built modern office with its own canteen, relax rooms, bike & car pakingspace
  • Improved accessibility of office and sanitary facilities
  • Energetic atmosphere at work
  • Attractive salary package
  • Shell Card
  • Additional funds for trainings and certifications (ACCA, CIMA, CIPS, Lean Six Sigma)
  • Complex medical care and individual life insurance
  • Assistive technologies and reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities
  • Non-monetary benefits (e.g. MultiSport Card, vouchers for cultural and free time activities, 12 sports sections, and many more)
  • Attractive relocation allowance available once relocating from another country

We are looking for a capable and independent person to be part of a Corporate Team within the Global Operations team in Legal who will predominantly focus on the provision of legal services in respect of corporate legal matters with a strong external focus. We work as a team in providing legal advice and support and strive to be accepted by the business as a reliable, credible, professional business partner.


This lawyer will report to the Team Lead Corporate in Central Legal Services Team in SBO Krakow, in a team supporting a Corporate Legal Department (LSC) that provides broad legal services and advice regarding Shell Group-wide issues with a strong external focus that includes Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate separateness, EU legislation and procedure and Shell Group Strategy. The lawyer will be a part of wider legal organization - Central Legal Services supporting variety of other legal departments and businesses spread across the world and a candidate will need to show a high degree of flexibility and to be able to work and provide legal support to the business virtually. Also, whilst the role has a clear focus on corporate legal matters with a strong external focus, Central Legal Services works as a global team and all lawyers are expected to support each other and at times, undertake work supporting other business units. This cross-over is also encouraged from a personal development perspective.

Principal Accountabilities:

The successful candidate requires a diverse skill set and should be able to combine traditional legal skills and affinity with broad external focus team topics with an aptitude for contractual matters. The ability to quickly handle and prioritize competing urgent requests is essential for the role. Please note that specific accountabilities may be reviewed and may change over time to adjust changing business priorities and external developments.

Providing high quality, accurate and timely advice on a diverse range of corporate legal matters with a strong external focus, including:

  • Monitoring and analyzing the legislative developments and trends in focus areas defined by stakeholders and translating such information into practical focus items for internal stakeholders;

  • Legal review of external disclosure and communication;

  • Developing guidance documents and training materials;

  • Supporting the implementation and operation of policies and internal processes across the Shell Group;

  • Providing day-to-day and ad hoc legal advice related to a diverse range of other topics within the LSC External Focus team such as Corporate Social Responsibility, including Human Rights;

  • Supporting general contracting matters such as drafting, reviewing and advising on Social Investment, C&P, donation and sponsorship agreements and other (if needed);

  • Client facing support on corporate separateness matters, including the review and amendment of documents and processes, inputting on training materials and other miscellaneous items;

  • Capturing learnings and propose improvements to the existing processes, agreements and guidance notes;

  • General support on continuous improvement activities for the External Focus team;

  • Carrying out such other tasks to support colleagues within the Central Legal Services Team, as required.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Law degree;

  • At least 5 - 10 years of relevant post-graduation experience;

  • Enthusiastic self-starter who pro-actively identifies opportunities to improve the efficiency of business processes - proven record of continuous improvement;

  • Capability to quickly build knowledge on different topical areas and a demonstrated solution- oriented attitude;

  • Team player with the ability to work independently under pressure with minimum supervision; adapt quickly with a clear strength in identifying priority assignments, managing time and expectations;

  • Flexibility to work as part of virtual team;

  • Fluency in English with strong English legal drafting skills;

  • Contracting experience with the ability to understand strategies and risk mitigation;

  • Strong analytical and issue spotting skills;

  • Able to work under time pressures created by fast moving businesses.

About us

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 in Kraków:

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, a job at Shell will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of 5 Business Operations centres located worldwide, we will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and stakeholders.

Shell Polska employs more than 4400 professionals: 4100+ in Kraków and 200 in Warsaw.

Our employees represent over 50 nationalities and operate in over 20 defferent languages.
Shell in Kraków departments:

Customer Operations
Finance Operations
HR Service
External Relations
Internal Communications
Order to Delivery
Lubricants Supply Chain
Technical Asset Operations
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People with disabilities are welcome to apply as we provide reasonable accommodations and assitive technologies for people with diverse disabilities.

Contact us:


  • iconLaw, BPO/SSC
  • iconEnglish
  • iconKraków, małopolskie

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