Shell: Legal Counsel LNG Marketing and Trading

Shell Australia is seeking legal counsel for LNG marketing and trading to be based in Singapore.

Where you fit in

Professional, timely, cost effective and commercial legal advice and support to Shell Energy’s LNG and Gas & Power trading businesses, known as Shell LNG Marketing and Trading (SLMT) and Shell Energy Singapore.

SLMT serves as Shell’s single market interface for all LNG sales and purchases, allowing Shell to combine a portfolio of LNG from multiple supply sources, thus creating create additional value and flexibility for customers and for Shell. SLMT has three trading hubs, one is in Singapore, one in London and the last is in Dubai.  The role covers both short-term trading as well as Origination and will also support Shell’s growing Marine LNG business.

Shell Energy Singapore is Shell Energy’s face to the Singaporean market for Shell’s Integrated Gas business, managing Gas & Power trading to optimise Shell’s integrated portfolio and meet customer demand for reliable and flexible supply. Shell Energy also trades and markets LNG, gas, power and environmental products and manages market development and gas advocacy efforts to drive increased demand for LNG, gas, power and environmental products.

What’s the role

The candidate will be required to provide commercial legal advice and support to Shell’s LNG trading business, known as Shell LNG Marketing and Trading (SLMT) and to Shell Energy Singapore. The candidate will be required to:

  • Provide legal advice and participate in commercial negotiations in relation to the sale and purchase of LNG (spot, medium and long term) which will include advising on existing and potential LNG sale and purchase arrangements (SPA, NDA, MOU etc.), carbon neutral LNG transactions, LNG transportation issues, credit support and guarantee instruments, and potentially contentious operational matters such as late delivery or failure situations, Price Reviews, Force Majeure and breaches of contract;
  • Regularly advise and interface with the Contracts Unit, including on master sale and purchase agreements, preparation and updating of standard contracts, knowledge sharing and training, and with other Shell Trading functions, mainly Finance, Credit, Operations, HR and Tax

The role includes focal point responsibility for support for Shell Energy Singapore’s gas business, which will include providing legal advice and advice and participate in commercial negotiations in relation to the sale and purchase of Gas and Power in Singapore (spot, medium and long term) which includes advising on existing operational issues (contractual disputes such as FM or breaches, regulatory issues, insolvency advice etc) to our GSAs and TUAs and potential/renegotiated deals on new/existing GSAs, TUAs, PPAs, RECs SPAs and PNG contracts.

Finally, the role also provides legal support to the DLNG bunkering business in Singapore (via a 50-50 JV called Fuel LNG) and includes contract negotiation for DLNG sale & purchase, regulatory issues (e.g. antitrust concerns), chartering negotiations and other operational matters.

Please visit Shell’s website for more information.

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