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Local Unit & Position Description:
Description of DNV Group Legal:
Group Legal is responsible for providing legal advice to all business areas on a global basis and consists of 35 lawyers and support staff in a distributed team located in Oslo, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Hamburg, London and Houston. The Group Legal function is headed by the Group Legal Director at Group headquarters and reports to the Group CFO.

The Conformity Assessment Team
leads the support to three business areas (BA): Maritime; Business Assurance; and Supply Chain and Product Assurance (SCPA). These BA’s predominantly deliver classic TIC (testing, inspection, certification) services also referred to as third party conformity assessment and assurance services. As one of the leading TIC companies in the world, DNV is at the forefront of implementing digital assurance and solutions and leveraging new technology such as blockchain, machine learning, AI and robotics to continuously improve and disrupt the existing and established service delivery methods.

DNV has the ambition to shape the future of assurance and the Conformity Assessment legal team will be instrumental in advising the Business on the development of new assurance services as well as continuing to be a trusted advisor in relation to regulatory matters and the impact on our existing service portfolio.

The legal team is interested in supplementing our team with a lawyer that has an interest in framing standards and negotiating with existing international, national and private bodies to push the growth beyond ship classification and certification into new areas of assurance such as ESG services and opportunities coming out of the Energy Transition (authentication of carbon credits and offsets and human rights auditing); climate adaption risk (Fit for 55 and Net Zero); and developing standards and frameworks in relation to Artificial Intelligence.

As part of the Conformity Assessment team, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the legal landscape and become a key contributing partner within the Assurance industry.

Working in this team it is important to understand the various industries, the framework they operate in as well as to understand the concept of providing assurance type services. We support mainly with contracts, business development, claims and litigation and regulatory issues as DNV often act on behalf of national authorities or within a highly regulated area.
Position Qualifications:

  • A working background within relevant areas of regulatory law; related to multinational institutions such as EU, UN, IMO or similar or within the fields of Environmental, Financial and/or Medical law.
  • Master of Law and/or LLB/law degree and bar admission in Norway, the UK or an EEA State.
  • Demonstrable commercial experienced gained from private practice & in-house environments is a bonus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both soft, oral and written.
  • Professional proficiency in English. Other language skills are considered an advantage (Dutch language skills would be welcomed).
  • Monitor, assess and advise the business on legal and regulatory issues that impact the current service portfolio; reporting requirements; and the development of new services.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with diligence, organization, and minimal supervision, and provide practical, business-friendly advice to clients.
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills; ability to drive issues to a quick resolution that factors in many non-legal variables, such as brand-risk, communications, government relations, tax, insurance, finance and other business units.
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to build the processes and systems to prevent them from occurring.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
**Immigration-related benefits, such as visa sponsorship, are not available for this position**
Company & Business Area Description:
DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, with almost 12,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, we enable our customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.

Our employees are driven by a common purpose: to safeguard life, property, and the environment. We help tackle the challenges and global transformations facing our customers and the world today and we are a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!
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