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Senior Counsel at ExxonMobil Corporation

Senior Counsel at ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Full Time
  • Lagos

ExxonMobil Corporation


Senior Counsel at ExxonMobil Corporation

Senior Counsel at ExxonMobil Corporation

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) is a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation with a long and established history of operations in Nigeria. The company’s oil & gas production activities constitute one of the largest sources of revenue for the Nigerian government.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Counsel

Location: Lagos
Job Segment: Sustainability, Energy, Research


  • MPN is searching to fill its Senior Counsel position. The Senior Counsel will manage part of a challenging and high-profile portfolio and provide advisory services to the Nigeria Upstream Senior Leadership Team.
  • The successful applicant will be highly motivated with a proven track record of excellence.

What you will do

  • Work closely with and advise the General Counsel on significant matters
  • Interface and coordinate within the ExxonMobil Law Department
  • Represent MPN in the negotiation, drafting and implementation of agreements supporting a wide variety of transactions and operations in the oil and gas industry
  • Responsible for managing some high-profile litigation and arbitration dockets, including case evaluation, and provide input regarding retention of outside counsel, developing strategic plan for significant matters, reporting on case status
  • Responsible for developing and delivering an effective legal compliance training program and providing ongoing advice
  • on legal compliance issues

About You

  • Licensed to practice in Nigeria
  • Strong academic record; LLM preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant legal work
  • Experience with legal compliance issues (e.g., antitrust, and anti-corruption)
  • Experience with strategically managing litigation and arbitration matters
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams

Preferred Qualifications / Experience

  • Experience with drafting and negotiating complex agreements
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and initiative
  • Oil and gas industry experience
  • Experience in a multinational corporate legal department
  • Experience in effectively managing teams of lawyers and developing talent
  • Issue Diagnosis & Resolution
  • Negotiating & Influencing
  • Strategic thinking
  • Highest ethical standards and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong analytical and research skills and ability to exercise sound business judgment
  • Ability and desire to work both independently and as a member of an integrated team
  • Able and willing to travel internationally

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


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