General Counsel

England, London
14 Apr 2021
12 May 2021
JN -042021-2558353
Thomas Watson
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading, London based commodities trading firm is looking for a General Counsel. This position will report directly into the CEO.

Client Details

A London based commodities trading firm.


As well as being the first point of contact for all legal matters, critical to the role will be the General Counsel's ability to effectively manage the running of the CEO's office, advising the CEO on strategic legal and business matters during meeting and leading the projects stemming from these meetings to support and enhance our business.

As General Counsel you will easily perceive scenarios, spot legal risk factors, highlighting them to the CEO, whilst remaining solution-focused to protect business interests.


This role will best suit a qualified legal professional with 8+ year's experience who is able to advice the business on a full range of legal matters from general commercial work to complex transactions to managing outside counsel where appropriate.

Commodities experience would be beneficial but is not essential for this role but you will need to demonstrate the ability to balance legal risk considerations with the ambitious growth plans of the company in which you will be fully involved.

Job Offer

A generous six figure basic salary + benefits + performance based bonus. London based HQ with flexible working arrangements considered.