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Contracts Attorney (India qualified)

Petaling Jaya - Malaysia

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Job Summary

The Contracts Attorney is an entry level position in the Legal Support Center. It is a key development assignment, that should lead to further responsibilies and autonomy within the Legal/ Contracts Team in SLB, with specific intent to prepare the attorney for a role within India.

  • Direct Reporting: Customer Contracts Team Manager, KL Legal Support Center
  • Cross functional relationship: Maintains a close working relationship with the India & Bangladesh Legal and Contracts Teams, Sales & Marketing Department, Business Segments, Sales & Commercial Center, Tax, Finance and Procurement & Sourcing function



The role is based in Petaling Jaya (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia.


Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Review, draft and negotiate Contracts with customers and/or suppliers for the provision of products and/or Services.
  • Draft and/ or review and communicate exceptions to tender documents and RFQ´s.
  • Administer contracts, and ensure compliance with administrative procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and contractual obligations, and ensure timely internal approvals.
  • Collaborate with the Legal Department, as appropriate to ensure contractual risks  are clearly identified and properly addressed in contractual provisions.
  • Upload and ensure the database is properly updated as contract changes and events  occur.
  • Identify and propose improvements to existing contracting procedures.
  • Assist internal functions as required on commercial/ contractual aspects.
  • Participate in presentations and workshops related to contracting standards,  processes and/or reviews.
  • Assist, support and actively participate in all aspects of Contracts Lifecycle Management and assist with developing and closing any remedial plans as required.
  • Support business operations in post contractual disputes/legal interpretation


Experience and Key Competencies:

  • Degree in Law from an India university
  • Exceptional academic scores
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate and interact comfortably at all levels within the organization and across borders.
  • An ability to work both on own initiative and within a team in an open-plan and dynamic environment.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with the ability to proactively organize and prioritize a heavy workload and demonstrate excellent analytical abilities.
  • Ability to interact and connect with customers and partners and sustain business relationships.
  • Excellent commercial drafting skills.
  • Technologically literate and comfortable with Microsoft Office
  • Willing and able to travel when required.
  • Willingness to stay and grow within the organization.
  • Commercial, Corporate, Compliance and Dispute Resolution experience will be key to future growth in the Organization.
  • Between 2–4 years legal experience.
  • Experience of working within an in-house legal team and/or in law firm.


SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.