Senior Legal Counsel Financial Regulatory

London - Strand, United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019
20 Sep 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is based in the London based Legal team of Shell's global Trading & Supply network of companies, where the executive management of that network also sits. In this environment, you will need to be comfortable and assured in dealing promptly with requests for advice on regulatory matters from business clients, front-line trading staff and compliance colleagues in a fast-moving and, at times, pressurized business environment.

Shell Trading & Supply one of the largest energy traders in the world. It is a key business for the Royal Dutch Shell group, closely connected, as an integrator, to the Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies businesses, and leveraging significant value for the Group.

Shell Trading & Supply comprises a worldwide trading network with a global portfolio in crude oil, refined products, biofuels, environmental products, LNG and natural gas, power and chemicals. Beyond the Trading network, Shell Trading & Supply provides an extended supply and distribution network delivering oil, gas and refined products, and LNG as fuel. Shell Trading & Supply also houses one of the largest LNG shipping operators in the world: Shell Trading & Supply manages over 40 LNG carriers and 10 oil tankers.

What you will be doing?

Your role will be to provide real-time, proactive legal advice on all regulatory and compliance matters as relating to STASCo, Shell's principal regulated London based trading and supply (T&S) organisation, and its other UK trading entities, including all relevant financial regulatory requirements, financial crime, trade controls, compliance policies and standards, market related issues, investigations, exchange and other platform trading.

You will have significant access as an adviser to the T&S global leadership team and will work hand in hand with and alongside the Compliance teams. You will provide legal advice and support on all regulatory matters as are relevant to the business-facing lawyers in STASCo for crude, products, carbon trading, gas and power, LNG, supply and shipping, the associated financial trading/hedging, structured trade finance transactions, and other new business models developed by the business against a backdrop of fast-paced changes largely driven by developments in the digital, New Energies, and carbon trading spaces.

You will also need to link with the Royal Dutch Shell Ethics & Compliance Office and other Group stakeholders in relation to matters of common concern. Your expertise will be needed to advise other areas of the Group, (principally in the New Energies space) where required in relation to activities taking place in that space and which have a regulatory angle, and particularly where those activities tie in with T&S business.

Depending on the outcome of the UK's intended departure from the EU, and the terms on which any departure is secured you will advise the business on an ongoing basis on Brexit preparations and support the implementation of any required corporate and trading structural changes necessitated by Brexit once it has taken place.

You will also advise on potential corporate restructuring solutions and various corporate activities relating to STASCo, to ensure that the regulatory footprint and business model is as efficient and optimal as it can be.

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Country of Work Location:
United Kingdom

Company Description:
Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

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Work Location:
London - Strand

  • You will need to provide sound, timely, and commercially effective legal advice for all financial and non-financial regulatory requirements applicable to STASCo and to Shell's other UK (and EU) trading entities. This will include deep knowledge of the following regulations: MiFID II, EMIR, MAD, MAR, REMIT, CRDIV, MLDIV (and related UK regulations), the Benchmarks Regulation, SMCR, FSMA 2000, the FCA Handbook, in each case in the context of Trading and Supply's physical and financial oil, gas, power, LNG and carbon trading activities.
  • Law degree, and qualified to practice law in England and Wales;
  • Deep experience in UK/EU financial regulation, and in all aspects of the law on financial crime and market abuse.
  • Significant experience in advising on regulatory oversight by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
  • Experience of advising in relation to financial services regulatory investigations by UK Ofgem and European physical and financial regulators.
  • Ability to prioritise, work and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at levels and be a great team player.

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