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Legal Manager (Oil Products), Switzerland

Job Reference: RS0431B

Job Title: Legal Manager (Oil Products), Switzerland

Location: Europe

Product: Energy

Role: Legal, Other

Redstone Commodity Search focus on offering 360° search solutions to the global commodities markets. With a competitive coverage of Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages; Redstone Commodity Search can confidently offer you an edge in today’s volatile market.

Redstone Commodity Search are working with a Swiss-based oil products trading company that is looking to add a legal manager to their team.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • In charge of all legal issues and tasks at the company including the management of commercial agreements in mainly English law (purchase and sales contracts and supply guarantees etc.)
  • Handle legal and compliance issues with external trading partners including potential/actual disputes about contractual commitments like demurrage and quality of the products, assist during the internally demurrage and claims processes, and ensure the company’s compliance in meeting contractual obligations
  • Manage the negotiations, drafting and reviews of letters of credit (L/C) and guarantees as well as loan agreements with banks, companies, and physical persons under Swiss and English law while developing strategies to improve internal contracts processes
  • Assist during the KYC clearances, ensure awareness of new legal requirements within the Swiss, English and Russian law/regulations, and handle legal translations of different documents
  • Reports into the Chief Operating Officer

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Degree in law with a specialization in commercial law and strong understanding of corporate and financial law; Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the UK is an advantage
  • International work experience (8+ years) as a legal counsel, legal advisor/adviser, lawyer, attorney or equivalent at an energy trading company (preferably focus on oil and oil products)
  • Very strong knowledge of English Law & Arbitration is required
  • Fluency in English is a must, Russian language skills highly desired
  • Located in/near Zug or happy to relocate within Switzerland (Swiss citizenship or Swiss work permit C or B required)


For all positions based in Switzerland, Redstone Commodity Search works with their licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH. All candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.

If you match the job description and are keen on applying for this role; please send us a copy of your resume/cover letter to thomas@redstonesearch.com or submit your application through the Vacancy Form.