Saudi Aramco Careers
Counsel – General Corporate & Board Governance for Related Entities
Requisition ID: 1404411
Req Number: 16704BR
We are seeking an attorney with 8+ years of sophisticated general commercial and corporate governance experience to join the Corporate Secretariat Practice Area, within the Law Organization.
As the world’s largest energy company, Saudi Aramco has many international joint ventures, affiliates and subsidiaries (Related Entities). The attorneys within the Corporate Secretariat Practice Area manages the legal, general commercial, and corporate governance issues for many of these Related Entities. They also perform or direct the performance of legal activities within the practice area and assists the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and General Attorneys in providing world class legal services to Aramco and its partners and affiliates.
You will report directly to the head of the Corporate Secretariat Property Practice Area.
As the successful candidate, you will be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States.
You will also meet the following requirements:
J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school.
Have 8+ years of experience with a strong law firm, large corporation, or other sophisticated business organization.
General corporate experience supporting a sophisticated board of directors.
Relevant commercial contracts experience.
Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
Experience providing clear and concise legal counsel to internal clients.
Experience leading, teaching, and mentoring.
Energy industry (oil and gas, petrochemical, power or oil field services), public company and international experience are a plus.
Ability to travel on a limited basis.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Serve as the corporate secretary for one or more Related Entities.
Advice boards of directors and related committees.
Organize and manage board meetings, and advising as to board authority and corporate governance matters.
Prepare proxies, powers of attorney, and other governance-related delegations.
Steward the appointment of directors, corporate secretaries, and shareholder representatives.
Onboard training and best practices for new directors.
Advise as to shareholder issues and manage the interface between the Related Entity, the parent, and other affiliates.
Potentially advise as to securities obligations, filings, meetings, etc.
Oversee a web-based entity management system.
Support complex contracting and purchasing functions, including the drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of related commercial agreements.
Advise as to internal policies, reviewing and resolving claims, and providing training to company personnel on various legal issues impacting operations.