Legal Advisor

Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Visa Mahendran

Contact email:
Job ref: 33983
Published: 15 days ago

Job Description

Position: Advisor, Legal

Reporting To: Head of Legal

Division/Department: Assurance, Regulatory & Public Affairs Section

Location: KL Office

Contract Duration: 3 years

Key Objectives

  • Support the Head of Legal:
    • Review agreements/contracts and participate in negotiations.
    • Assist in various legal tasks as needed.
  • Support the Legal Manager:
    • Handle matters related to insurance, corporate secretarial duties, procurement technical clarification, procurement post-award issues, external relations, and investor relations.
  • Risk Assessment & Legal Impact:
    • Provide risk assessment and evaluate the legal impact of business decisions, especially concerning Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs), and other upstream agreements.
  • Contract Management:
    • Ensure that all agreements and contracts entered into by companies are advantageous.
  • Insurance Policies:
    • Ensure appropriate insurance policies are placed for all operating and general insurances.
  • Manage External Partners:
    • Oversee relationships with outside counsel, insurance brokers, underwriters, and corporate secretarial duties as necessary.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Protect companies Interests:
    • Ensure companies interests are safeguarded in legal negotiations and contracts.
  • Brief Management:
    • Fully brief the Management Team on the legal implications of agreement terms.

Key Authorities

  • Review of Documents:
    • Responsible for reviewing PSCs, JOAs, and contracts/agreements entered into by PTTEP.
  • Presentations & Communications:
    • Handle presentations and communications with Petronas, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Insurance & Corporate Secretarial:
    • Manage insurance arrangements and corporate secretarial duties where necessary.

Working Relationships


  • Interact with all internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Legal Group and Corporate Secretary Group in Bangkok.


  • Engage with Petronas, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd, other subsidiaries and affiliates of Petronas, and other Production Sharing Contractors.
  • Liaise with potential customers, contractors, partners, external legal firms, Company Secretary, and other relevant parties as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience:
    • Minimum 10 years post-admission experience in the Malaysian Bar.
  • Skills:
    • Analytical, independent, and a team player with strong communication and leadership abilities.
    • Excellent negotiation skills and fluency in oral & written English.
  • Industry Knowledge:
    • Experienced in the oil and gas industry.
    • Familiar with Production Sharing Contracts, Joint Operating Agreements, and upstream oil & gas operations agreements.
    • Knowledgeable about the Malaysian upstream oil & gas industry.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please share your updated CV to You can also connect with me on LinkedIn through my profile: Visanantini Mahendran.