Legal Advisor

Rio de Janeiro North/South America Apply before: 2024-05-02

Are you a high-performing and ambitious lawyer with an international perspective? We are looking for a Legal Advisor to join the Legal department in Maersk Supply Service and directly support our business in Brazil.

We offer
Maersk Supply Service is in a rapid transformation phase with a consolidated and strong position in the Brazilian offshore market.

You will be working with a highly specialized organization that provides reliable, safe, and efficient offshore solutions to the global Oil & Gas industry. With project management and engineering capabilities supported by our modern, versatile fleet of ships, and dedicated focus on crew training, our services are top-of-the-line.

We offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, and international environment where you will be part of a diverse, professional, and experienced Legal team.

You will be working very closely with the business and our clients, including major energy companies within traditional business with focus on the offshore market, and participate in challenging projects.

You will have room to develop your skills, innovate and do things differently, as you join us on our customer journey to become the world's most reliable supplier of advanced offshore marine services.

You will be part of a truly international company with our employees representing +35 nationalities. Our focus on diversity is a natural outcome of a company with a strong talent focus, mindset, and culture. This goes hand in hand with a commitment to inclusion: all employees are always valued and treated with respect, and we believe that our employees thrive and perform better with a healthy work-life balance.

You will be part of an international legal team in Maersk Supply Service reporting straightly to the General Counsel located in Lyngby, Denmark in close cooperation with the local management team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing first class legal support to our business in Brazil in close collaboration with the commercial and project teams and focus on the requirements arising in a global company.
  • Drafting, reviewing, qualifying, and negotiating various contractual instruments relating to all our activities, including contracts and subcontracts for complex offshore services
  • Handling of, advising on and establishing corporate structures and presence in Brazil and potentially new areas of operations
  • Working with and managing cooperation with local law firms
  • Advising on and handling of legal disputes and regulatory matters
  • Explaining legal and contractual matters to other departments and management
  • Understanding and managing complex liability and risk scenarios, and presenting to other departments and management


Who we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law.
  • Master’s degree in shipping/contracts law, or related areas are preferable.
  • Brazilian qualified lawyer with strong experience from a recognized law firm or international organization
  • Extensive knowledge of the Brazilian offshore industry
  • Deep understanding of contract law, including Petrobras bids and contracts
  • High performer team player that thrives in a challenging and fast-moving business environment
  • Proactive, self-driven and willing to take individual responsibility for your tasks.
  • Commercially minded and with excellent negotiating skills
  • Comfortable presenting and explaining complex issues concisely to colleagues throughout the business, from offshore crew to top management.
  • Fluent in verbal and writing communication in Portuguese and English

Working conditions:

  • Applicants should have a work permit to work in Brazil.
  • Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and the process will be closed when the right candidate is found, thus we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.