Legal Counsel

Søknadsfrist: March 17th 

VARD is one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels. 

VARD consists of nine shipyards and subsidiary companies in the areas of design, electro, piping, accommodation and handling systems. 
Our head office is localized in Ålesund, and we have approximately 8300 employees working in Norway, Romania, Brazil, Vietnam, Singapore, Croatia, Italy, India, Canada, US, Poland, Estonia, Chile and UK.

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Søknadsfrist: March 17th

Arbeidssted: Ålesund

Jobbtype: Fulltime

Type stilling: Legal Counsel

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We are looking for a Legal Counsel to strengthen our Legal Department.

About the position

As Legal Counsel, you have an independent advisory role and shall provide professional legal advice acting as a close consultant to VARD.The position offers great professional and personal development opportunities in a demanding international environment, opportunities for professional collaboration with an established legal network, as well as the possibility of acquiring in-depth knowledge in the international shipbuilding industry.

The main focus will be to identify and assess legal risks for VARD, and to develop strategies, procedures and actions to address such risks with a focus on adding values and sustainability and with a focus on defending VARD's business, assets and reputation.

The Legal Counsel shall assist the VARD General Counsel on the following matters with a strategic and commercial mindset:

  • Advise top management and CEO both in operative short term matters as well as on strategic long term issues.
  • Assist in contract negotiations and follow up in contract execution phase, with key focus on shipbuilding contracts and other material contracts such as large supplier contracts, having a proactive role in the initial phase of a project to understand, address and reduce risks and conflicts.
  • Advice on existing and new laws and regulations that would impact VARD's business, assets and reputation, including taking key part in developing and updating compliance policies and procedures, implementation, training and reporting to ensure that VARD is in compliance with such.
  • Advise on corporate matters in general, including M&As, restructurings, financing arrangements and intragroup transactions.
  • Recommending legal strategies in response to legal issues, including threatened and actual litigations.
  • Continuously improvements of templates for key contractual documents and internal training of such.
  • Supporting CEO with arrangements of Board of Director’s Meetings and General Meetings.
  • Monitoring legal affairs in VARD subsidiaries globally, reporting to shareholders and adhering to Italian stock listing rules.
  • Coordinate use of external legal counsels.

Who are you?

You have a law degree from a recognized university and minimum 5 years relevant experience from law firm, in-house legal departments or other legal position.

Combining your expertise with your strong communication and negotiation skills, you have the ability to influence the direction of the company by sharing ideas with others and seeking improvements. You are passionate about motivating and advising colleagues and managers on all levels and have the ability to operate independently with a high degree of precision and efficiency.

For this position it is important that you have a strategic view combined with a detailed orientation and are capable of handling pressure and tough deadlines.You thrive in an international working environment and are good at planning, defining priorities and making decisions.If your personal values are also aligned with ours; open, flexible, visionary and responsible with a high degree of integrity, you might be the candidate we are looking for.

Why choose us?

In VARD we are global citizens. Our culture is based on a spirit of partnership. You will be challenged to work hard, and you will be supported to reach your full potential.We can offer you a developing role with the possibility to improve our way of making business.

Some of the benefits in VARD:

  • Competitive benefit package for our employees, including a good pension scheme and insurance package
  • Free mobile phone usage and subsidized internet at home
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • Central office location and free parking
  • Subsidized lunch in the office canteen
  • Subsidized membership at the gym

For questions, please contact: 

Marianne Blindheim
VARD General Counsel
Phone:  97 71 40 33

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