Company: Eni
Skills: Legal
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

At Eni, we are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel within Mizamtec in Mexico City. You will provide legal assistance and support in accordance with applicable laws and the policies, rules and procedures established by the Company.

About Mizamtec, service company that provides support to Eni Mexico.
We have been working in Mexico since 2006 and our wholly owned subsidiary, Eni Mizamtec, was founded there in 2015. Eni Mizamtec is developing the Amoca, Mizton and Tecoalli discoveries in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2015 we acquired Area 1, located 200 kilometres west of Ciudad del Carmen and at a depth of 33 metres, and in July 2019 we began production. An estimated 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) are in place (90% oil) in the Amoca, Mizton and Tecoalli fields.
Full field production will commence in early 2021 with the installation of a floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO). The Area will reach a daily plateau of 100,000 boe. We will also construct and install two additional platforms on the Amoca field and one on the Tecoalli field. As one of the first overseas energy companies to begin successful exploration and operations in Mexico, joining us means you could develop your career with a company applying deep knowledge, expertise and technological innovation to everything we do.

As a member of the Legal department in Mizamtec, you will be responsible for :
•Provide support in connection with the following activities and agreements (governed by Mexican Law or foreign law, including without limitation UK and US Law):
a) Negotiation, drafting and interpretation of concessions, PSCs and other oil and gas arrangements. Formation and management of joint ventures, joint operating agreements and farm-out/farm-in agreements, as well as bidding agreements negotiations in regard to contract bid rounds; broad mix of company and commercial work including sale and acquisition of assets, transportation/distribution and other hydrocarbon facilities and commercial agreements.
b) Procurement and other service contracts and activities;
•Review and drafting of contractual correspondence and notices.
•Provide support and supervise litigations, disputes or similar actions exercised by or against the Company in liaison with outside law firms.
•Working with project teams to manage contractors and administer the contracts to avoid, mitigate or minimize cost over-runs and delays / disruptions to the project activities.
•Liaising and coordinating with HQ subject matter experts in areas such as compliance (ant bribery, antitrust, sanctions, intellectual property, sustainability, among others)
•Provide support in developing legal and commercial strategies, and assistant on legal risks associated with business operations, their potential impact and suggest risk-mitigating strategies.
•Liaise with a variety of external entities, including external law firms, partners, government and suppliers.
•Provide legal advice that may be necessary in connection with the businesses activities with an emphasis on maximizing commercial benefits and minimizing legal risk to the organization.
•Acting and participating in the actions, diligences and procedures, before all levels of governmental authorities and official entities, in order to obtain ministerial, environmental and municipal permits, applications and authorizations, as well as to provide support to different organizational units that require this documentation.
•Provide support to the offices in the US and the EU in connection with the preparation of corporate documents, such as Shareholders Meetings, Board Resolutions, Powers of Attorney and minutes.
•Act in compliance with and provide support to the implementation and execution of the provisions contained in the Code of Ethics, as well as any other internal policies, rules and procedures

This is the opportunity for you if you have these skills and requirements :
•Law Degree qualification with admission to the bar (e.g. Mexico, other Latin American Jurisdictions and/or the U.S./UK/EU as plus).
•Experience in a law firm and/or as in house within corporate organizations with experience in the Energy/Infrastructure sector.
•Extensive experience as In-house Lawyer or in a Law Firm working on Energy/Infrastructure, JVs, Commercial, Corporate, M&A, Infrastructure and Project Finance related matters.
•Able to fully draft and negotiate agreements and other legal and corporate documents in English and Spanish.

Mexico City, Mexico

Contract type:
12 month FTC. Residential. Local (non-expatriate)

At Eni, people are the key to our success, which is why our values are focused on diversity and lifelong learning. Learn more :
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Eni evaluates applications regardless of candidates' personal and cultural characteristics or orientations. If your application is among those most in line with the required profile, you will be contacted to continue the selection process .

Together we have greater energy.

Eni S.p.A.

Welcome to Eni – and your future with a dynamic global business that operates across the entire energy supply chain. Eni’s 30,000 employees can be found on virtually every continent. Throughout the 67 countries we operate in, we work on some of the most significant energy projects in the world.

Our activities span oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as the supply, trading and shipping of natural gas, LNG, electricity, fuels and chemical products.

We’ve grown dramatically since our beginnings in 1953, but we’ve stayed true to our roots in many ways. Today we may be one of the largest companies in Italy and among the world’s most successful oil and gas companies in exploration, but our culture remains genuinely people-focused. Our values of respect, integrity and sustainability guide every aspect of our operations.

As for the future, we’re adapting to rapidly shifting market conditions as we complete our transformation into a fully integrated oil and gas company. Through our strong commitment to digitalisation and decarbonisation, Eni will continue to create sustainable value within this changing energy landscape.

We’re not only one of the world’s most successful energy companies — we pride ourselves on being a dynamic and exciting place to work as well. If you join us, you’ll play a key role in shaping the energies of the future.

At Eni you’ll enjoy a progressive, inclusive and forward-thinking environment, and a wide range of benefits and rewards. We care about our people's growth, which is why we invest in talent and offer development pathways to give everyone the same opportunity to flourish with us.   

Reasons to join us

  • Take on exciting challenges: Eni's focus is on big and ambitious projects. You'll take on challenging but rewarding work to help us extract energy at depths never reached before.
  • A multicultural working environment: You’ll join a dynamic setting with cutting-edge facilities, the latest technology, and a rich and interesting mix of people from all backgrounds and specialisms.
  • Make a difference in the world: Our purpose extends further than supplying energy to power the world. Sustainable development and respect for the environment is at the heart of everything that we do.
  • Training and career growth: We provide training opportunities at the highest standard and encourage self-development, both in a personal capacity and a professional one.
  • Compensation and incentive programmes: We reward you for your commitment and success through our competitive compensation policy, which is bespoke to each location’s local regulations.
  • Pension programmes: Depending on your location, you could enrol in one of our contributory pension programmes.



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