Title:  Attorney

Job Req ID:  1780
Description: 

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.

Position description

We are seeking an attorney with 6+ years of sophisticated experience providing legal counsel for alternative investment programs, private equity and hedge fund investments, real assets and direct investments for its Law Organization at its headquarters in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Aramco's Law Organization is growing in response to a broad corporate initiative that involves the continued growth of its exploration, production, refining and marketing, along with expansion into petrochemicals, renewables, power and other sectors of the energy business. For adventurous individuals who are interested in working at one of the world's most successful companies, Saudi Aramco offers challenging and sophisticated in-house opportunities. 

Minimum requirements

You should have: 

At least six plus years of experience with a strong law firm, large corporation, or other sophisticated business organization;

Relevant experience with alternative investment programs, including private equity and hedge fund investments, real assets and direct investments in GCC and global markets;

Understanding of the principles of the Institutional Limited Partnership Association;

Understanding of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940, Securities Act of 1933 and general SEC regulations related to investments;

Understanding ERISA and its fiduciary requirements and prohibited transactions;

Understanding of trading and related agreements that govern counter-party relationships with brokers, dealers, banks, FCM, ISDA, etc.;

Experience providing concise and clear support to internal clients;

Leadership and mentorship experience.  

Energy industry (oil and gas, petrochemical, power or oil field services), construction industry, or international experience are a plus.

You must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States, Canada, or the European Union and have a J.D. or equivalent from an accredited law school. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to:

Review and provide legal counsel for alternative investment programs, including private equity and hedge fund investments, real assets, and direct investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council and global markets.

Review offering documents between partnerships and funds, including private placement memoranda, limited partnership agreements, subscription agreements, management agreements, articles of association, and general partner guarantee agreements for initial and supplemental investments.

Discuss and prioritize contractual terms that are deemed significantly non-market and that could negatively and materially impact investment outcomes.

Liaise with fund counsel and trustee counsel regarding the negotiation of investor side letter provisions including most favored nations, credit facilities, confidentiality, distributions in kind, prohibited investments, tax, audit, notice, jurisdiction, and forum selection provisions.

Develop form investment management agreements and closed and open-ended side letters agreements

Advise commercial teams on amendments to master partnership agreements and other operative documents.

Negotiate various investment related services agreements.

Coordinate with local counsel regarding the consistency of offering materials and the necessity of additional terms.

Provide counsel on investment trust structures, including policies for pension trusts, master trust agreements, and plan documentation.

Advise commercial teams regarding legal, tax, regulatory and commercial trends in alternative investments, public equity and fixed income transactions.

 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.

 

Country/Region:  SA