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London - Sutton

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Subsea 7 take pride in providing long term career paths for our people, with the opportunity to grow and develop within the global business. This also allows us to welcome new talent into the organisation to begin their own Subsea 7 journey.

As Junior Legal Counsel (Corporate) you will enjoy a challenging and diverse remit within our Corporate Legal Team.  You will support and learn from our highly experienced team, which presents the opportunity for development and career growth within a fast-paced global organisation.

Applicants must possess early-career experience within a Corporate team (in-house or external, such as private practice) and demonstrable knowledge of drafting English language legal documents. 

In-role training can be given, and responsibilities will increase along with experience.  Applicants should have the ability to work autonomously, supporting both onsite and remote personnel.  

Working Monday to Friday in our Sutton office on Brighton Road, the nearest train station is less than five minutes’ walk away.  Our Sutton office is a superb, energised environment which includes onsite health and wellbeing facilities (gym, badminton court, table tennis, outdoor spaces), a restaurant, café, open-air spaces and, most importantly, a diverse, collaborative, and supportive workforce. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Drafting legal documents / contracts from existing templates or using precedents / senior guidance. For example, extension of loan facilities, intercompany agreements, etc.
  • Analysing certain provisions (such as in Shareholder Agreements) and helping to draft advice to the business on their interpretation.
  • Playing a junior role on transactions. For example, drafting confidentiality agreements, ancillary documents, post transaction filings etc.
  • Assisting with research on Local Content matters.
  • Assisting with liquidation of certain entities in the group, collaborating with other departments and ensuring deadlines for receiving content are met.
  • Supporting the maintenance of Corporate databases, including content upload.
  • Making filings / liaising with Company Secretaries to make filings with Company Registrars across the globe, ensuring these are monitored and followed up until completion.
  • Tracking board meetings / agendas /minutes / notices / resolutions and supporting the creation and maintenance of updated records.
  • Co-ordinating with cross functional teams to receive their advice and input on certain projects.
  • Preparing and/or reviewing legal documents for signature and co-ordinator signatures.



  • Qualified in UK Law, other jurisdictions may be considered.
  • Demonstrable role relevant experience.
  • Commercially focused with a sound legal knowledge of Contract Law and the ability to draft in a legal / contractual context.
  • Accustomed to transaction management.
  • Competent in the use of the MS Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.


  • Oil and Gas, Renewables and/or Construction industry experience.


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build and maintain strong business relationships at all levels and translate to a non-legal audience.
  • Demonstrates credibility and professionalism at all times.
  • Can engage, influence and negotiating at all levels with a various range of stakeholders.
  • Pro-active with a solutions-based approach, and the ability to constructively challenge and be challenged.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and ownership, and work within a multi-disciplined team.
  • Flexible and adaptable to undertake a variety of tasks with an evolving workload to support the needs of a 24/7 global business.
  • Excellent attention to detail paired with first-rate analytical skills. 
  • Accustomed to report writing and presenting.
  • Excellent planning and organising skills, accustomed to meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  • Proactively devises, promotes and ensures adherence to HSEQ, Company and legislative requirements.
  • Demonstrates positive and effective individual values, attitude and behaviours.
  • Occasional UK or overseas travel may be required to support our business activities.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.  Also, a competitive salary, benefits package and excellent onsite facilities.

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