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15. December 2021
04. January 2022


Legal Counsel with the drive and capacity to handle international contracts

Are you ready for a challenging job in a truly global company in the offshore industry? We are looking for a commercially minded and dynamic addition to our office with several years’ experience as either an in-house attorney or as a practicing lawyer in a private firm.

NOV is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production, the provision of oilfield inspection and other services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

As our Legal Counsel, you will leverage your experience and interest in international contract law with a solid, working knowledge of the law to be a commercially minded and dynamic addition to our office in Broendby, Denmark. You provide legal assistance to the European NOV entities. We enjoy an effective decision-making process and an open and informal culture, where high quality standards, sparring, teamwork, dedication, flexibility and a good sense of humor are important elements.

Give legal guidance to a business that helps power the world

Much of the work you will advise on is project-oriented in nature. This means that no two days will be the same, and you will leverage your considerable experience and stellar educational background to take the lead to identify and advise the tender team on steps to mitigate potential contractual, insurance and commercial risks.

You will also review and qualify general and special conditions contained within client invitations to tender, and you will attend calls and meetings as required with prospective clients and major suppliers to negotiate and arrive at acceptable terms and conditions of contract.

As needed, you will instruct the external legal counsel, and an important part of your job will be providing guidance to contracts, supply chain and project personnel on contractual wording/risk mitigation and advising on contractual interpretation.

Finally, you will draft, review and revise:

  • Confidentiality agreements, mutual hold harmless agreement and other legal documents relating to tenders
  • Terms and conditions of general commercial, frame and service contracts
  • General legal agreements including leases, co-operations agreements, representation agreements, exclusivity agreements

Your profile: Strong with contracts. Good with people.

  • Qualified lawyer (either Danish, English or German qualified)
  • Qualifications or work experience from other jurisdictions in Europe is an advantage
  • Experience of reviewing and advising on tendering contracts as well as actual contract negotiation
  • Relevant previous experience in a commercial / contracting environment with strong commercial awareness and effective negotiation skills
  • Attorney or inhouse counsel experience for a manufacturing/tech, engineering, construction and/or oil & gas experience.
  • You have a good commercial understanding and strong negotiation skills. We expect you to have an analytical mind-set and work methodically with high quality assurance while always focusing on the commercial value of your advice. It is important for us that you have flair for achieving and maintaining an overview of contractual obligations and legal risks identification and handling in general. To put these competencies to the best use, we expect you to have a strong personality, perseverance and the necessary gravitas to be able to communicate and advise at all organizational levels.
  • With NOV entities located all over Europe and customers comprising some of the world’s major oil companies, it is important that you are fluent in written and spoken English at negotiation level. It is an advantage, but not a requirement, if you master other European languages.

We offer you

  • A dynamic and informal working environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Varying and challenging assignments
  • Professional standards with good opportunities for personal and professional development
  • A salary package matching your experience and qualifications, including company paid pension scheme, healthcare insurance and group life insurance

Apply here

Please submit your application in English as soon as possible and no later than 14 January 2022 by using this link. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. We look forward to receiving your application enclosing your CV, university diplomas with BA and MA transcripts, recommendations and other relevant exhibits.

NOV is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, the provision of oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry. The company’s headquarters are in Houston, Texas, USA and it has more than 100 subsidiaries with more than 600 sites around the world, employing over 28,000 people.

Every day, the oil and gas industry’s best minds put more than 150 years of experience to work to help our customers achieve lasting success.

We Power the Industry that Powers the World
Throughout every region in the world and across every area of drilling and production, our family of companies has provided the technical expertise, advanced equipment, and operational support necessary for success—now and in the future.

Global Family
We are a global family of thousands of individuals, working as one team to create a lasting impact for ourselves, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.

Purposeful Innovation
Through purposeful business innovation, product creation, and service delivery, we are driven to power the industry that powers the world better.

Service Above All
This drives us to anticipate our customers’ needs and work with them to deliver the finest products and services on time and on budget.


Our family of companies is supported by our global Corporate teams, providing expert knowledge from functions including Human Resources, Information Technology, Compliance, Finance, QHSE, Marketing and Legal centers of expertise. We are structured to provide guidance and service above all to all our business operations.

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