Senior Counsel, Low Carbon Trading, BP – London

Published 04:26 on July 20, 2021  /  Last updated at 04:24 on July 20, 2021  /  Job Postings  /  No Comments

We are seeking an additional senior lawyer to support bp trading & shipping (T&S) in respect of its international low carbon trading business!

We are seeking an additional senior lawyer to support bp trading & shipping (T&S) in respect of its international low carbon trading business!

T&S trades and sources primary and secondary low carbon products around the world and manages the bp group’s low carbon compliance obligations through it’s low carbon trading business unit.

Low carbon products are central to bp’s new Integrated Energy Company and net carbon ambitions and this legal team is experiencing ever increasing demands for its services hence the creation of a new senior counsel role for low carbon trading. It is currently provided by a team of lawyers that also supports T&S’s natural gas, renewable power and biogas trading businesses. The team is based in Canary Wharf, London.

Experience of the voluntary and compliance carbon offsets markets is required for this role. However you will also have the opportunity to practice other areas supported by this legal team including biogas, natural gas and renewable power.

About The Role

As Senior Counsel, Low Carbon Trading you will provide legal support for all aspects of T&S’s voluntary and compliance carbon offset trading and origination business in all regions other than the United States. The role also provides legal support for M&A activity including equity investments into joint ventures and convertible loan structures.

You will provide an understanding of carbon market regulatory developments and participate in cross business and functions working groups both within T&S and across bp as bp strategy develops.

About You

  • Qualified lawyer (Civil or Common Law)
  • Extensive experience of the primary and secondary voluntary and compliance carbon offsets markets.
  • Understanding of the Paris Agreement, especially Article 6 and interactions with Natural Climate Solutions and transparency reporting.
  • Detailed understanding of key carbon ownership considerations including in respect of land use and Natural Climate Solutions.
  • Good drafting skills and confidence handling lengthy and complex documentation.
  • A great teammate that is able to work closely with legal colleagues, originators, traders and other functions. Additionally an ability to work internationally and with different cultures including with government and NGOs in different jurisdictions.
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting demands, operate effectively against short timelines and provide prompt and commercially focused advice.

It would be helpful, but not essential, if you speak another language other than English.

At bp, we provide great environment & benefits such as an inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, learning and development opportunities, life & health insurance, medical care package, and many others benefits!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job. application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Job Family Group
Legal Group
Relocation available

Travel Required

Yes – up to 10%
United Kingdom

About BP


Join us and become a trusted advisor delivering legal support to the group focused on material risk, ‎value and growth, protecting ourselves and enabling the realisation of our purpose, strategy, ambition and ‎aims.

Together we will achieve this by:‎

  • providing professional legal advice and counsel to the entities we support
  • leading and co-ordinating the identification and management of legal risks
  • developing a highly skilled, progressive and diverse legal team
  • supporting the entities in the delivery of their accountabilities
  • living the bp code and being role models of our values and behaviours