Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Singapore


About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.About the role

The Specialist Legal Marketing will act as the primary legal adviser to the Coal Marketing business and provide legal advice on a wide range of Coal Marketing issues, including in relation to:

Drafting, negotiation, execution and performance of [physical and derivative] Coal sales contracts for export and domestic sales;
Defaults and disputes under Coal sales contracts;
BHP Billiton’s role as a shareholder and market member in Coal trading platforms;
Trade finance instruments for Coal sales;
Shipping and logistics for Coal sales;
The relationship and interaction between the Coal Assets and Coal Marketing; and
Regulatory issues affecting Coal Marketing.
Identify legal risks affecting Coal Marketing, participate in risk assessments and advise on the management of those risks
Establish and maintain relationships with Coal Marketing stakeholders and act as a key point of contact for all legal issues
Support the Disputes Legal team in their management of major Coal Marketing disputes by providing business specific legal advice
Participate in and deliver on External Affairs, Legal and Business projects as required
Contribute to regular reporting to various Marketing and External Affairs stakeholders
Ensure effective engagement with other External Affairs teams, including the Coal Asset Legal team, the Disputes Legal team and the Compliance team
Deliver relevant training to identified Marketing individuals and contribute to the development of training material
Ensure cost effective and timely delivery of fit for purpose external legal services as required 
Travel internationally as required

About You

Minimum of five (5) years PQE experience in a well-regarded law firm or in-house legal team.Specialized Experience:  Previous resources experience, including commodity marketing, having advised on issues associated with the global marketing of Coal. Experience in drafting and negotiating commodity sale and purchase agreements, confidentiality agreements, joint venture arrangements and other complex agreements. Understanding of the global legal and regulatory framework (including international trade laws such as sanctions) and developments applicable to the domestic and global sale and trading of commodities.
Education:  Law degree.
License:  Entitled to practice in a major common law jurisdiction such as Australia, Singapore or England.

About the company

BHP Billiton is the world's largest mining company. Its origin comes from the merger (2001) of the Australian company Broken Hill Proprietary (BHP) and the British company Billiton.

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