Legal Counsel
JOB TITLE: Legal Counsel
EMPLOYER: Azerbaijan Rigs LLC DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2020-09-03 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2020-10-03

Job Title: Legal Counsel
Directorate: General Manager
Location: 121 H. Aliyev Avenue, SOCAR Tower, Baku, Azerbaijan
Accountable to: General Manager

“Azerbaijan Rigs’’ LLC is a special purposes vehicle company with a team of 6 people established by State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan and State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic to finance the construction of the 6th generation semi-submersible drilling rig and manage the asset.

Job summary

Legal counsel will provide premium level of legal guidance, support, and coordination in the consistent and effective management of the company.


• Bachelor’s degree in Law.


• Minimum 3 years of experience in a legal department or law firm;
• Working knowledge on Charter agreements or maritime legislation;
• Solid knowledge on Government procurement systems,


• Advanced Azerbaijani / English, Intermediate Russian language skills;
• Advanced MS Office skills;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Strong drafting skills;
• Ability to build and maintain consensus with business partners in a professional demeanor to achieve goals;
• Effective communication skills in dealing with stakeholders;
• Ability to work independently, multitasking and work under pressure;
• Self-motivation and continuous development.

Key responsibilities

• Oversee corporate legal processes and correspondence with stakeholders and regulators;
• Develop company policy and position on legal issues;
• Research, anticipate and guard company against legal risks;
• Develop, draft and review legal documents;
• Represent company in legal proceedings and negotiations;
• Manage company tenders and other procurement tools;
• Develop and manage administrative and project contracts;
• Liaise with auditors and consultants;
• Support to General Manager in the daily emergencies.

Key relations

• State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan;
• State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic;
• Caspian Drilling Company;
• Other local and international vendors;
• Regulators.

All interested applicants may send their resume to by 15 September 2020 stating the job title in the subject box.

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