Legal Counsel


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Update day: 06-05-2023

Location: Oslo City Oslo

Category: IT - Software IT - Hardware / Networking Information Technology


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This is PGS

is an international company with offices in 14 countries. We support the offshore energy industry, with a range of integrated geophysical services to help find and develop renewable resources, oil & gas, and sites for carbon storage. Talented people, advanced technology and big data operations are fundamental to our success.

PGS operates offshore worldwide. Our HQ is in Oslo, and our two largest locations outside of Norway are in London and Houston.

The company culture is friendly, open and respectful, built on Norwegian values – but the workforce and markets are international. It is a combination that has attracted the sharpest minds from more than 60 nations. Future focus is more important than tradition at PGS - we constantly look ahead, as we develop the technological solutions of tomorrow.

Our core values are built upon teamwork, and working together as dedicated, reliable, pioneers. A strong company culture and the opportunity to make a difference on supplying the world with energy today and tomorrow are the reasons why we get up in the morning and why we stay.

PGS employees take pride in the quality of their own and their team’s results. You will find highly educated and competent colleagues in all departments. Hierarchies are small, doors are always open, and social activities occur on a regular basis.

PGS will be key to developing new energy solutions at industrial scale, helping the world to meet the need for reliable energy and our challenging net zero targets. Will you join us?

Position Summary

PGS is looking for a Legal Counsel to join the Legal department based in Oslo, Norway.

The Legal department in PGS is a separate corporate unit led by the General Counsel having lawyers in Norway as well as in Houston and London. Your specific responsibility for legal matters will be concentrated to PGS’s affairs in Europe & Asia Pacific, but you will participate in the global Legal team and provide legal support in an international environment on a variety of legal matters worldwide.

The Legal department supports the different business units and other corporate functions within a wide variety of business law. We work closely with the other departments in our offices both in Oslo and in other parts of the world, including with our colleagues in the Legal departments in Houston and London as well in the Compliance & Internal Audit department.

Main Tasks

  • Supporting business units and corporate functions within a wide variety of business law in day-to-day operations and large projects
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, and leading contract negotiations
  • Providing assistance on regulatory and compliance matters
  • Managing dispute resolutions
  • Performing M&A and joint venture work
  • Being responsible for other varied legal based tasks within the organization
  • Retain and instruct external counsel where required

Required Qualifications
  • A Norwegian Master degree in law with good academic results, but candidates with foreign law degrees may also be considered
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant business law work experience, but candidates with somewhat shorter experience may also be considered
  • Strong professional integrity and high ethical standard

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in one or several of the following special fields are preferable:

  • Contract law (including contract drafting and negotiation)
  • Corporate and securities law
  • M&A and JV
  • Regulatory and compliance matters, such as anti-corruption, trade sanctions and export control

Other qualifications:

  • Fluent in English
  • Self-starter who can take responsibility for a wide array of tasks
  • Analytical, with strong written and communication/social skills
  • Commercially minded with a pragmatic approach to challenges and risks
  • Active and engaged

Why work at PGS
  • A dynamic and international working environment
  • Development opportunities
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Pension and insurance schemes, including health and travel insurance
  • High HSEQ focus and ambitions
  • Flexible and balanced working environment with a hybrid working model
  • Subsidized canteen, gym facilities and free on-site parking
  • Social events and ski resort apartments (Geilo and Beitostølen)

Hiring Manager Contact

Niklas Sonnenschein, Legal Counsel: +47 952 92 214

Lars Mysen, General Counsel: +47 90 07 7595

Job Reference: EAME00151
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Deadline: 20-06-2023

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