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Legal Counsel - Digital

Location: London
Company: Shell
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Where do you fit in?
Digital technology plays an important role for Shell in accelerating the transition of our business to net-zero emission and create value to our shareholders, customers and wider society by provider more and cleaner energy solutions (read more here: Digital Technology in Energy Industry | Shell Global ( ). Shell Legal's Digital Legal Center of Excellence is a new legal team that is set up to deliver deep digital legal subject matter expertise to support the Computational Science and Digital Innovation team within Shell's Project & Technology organization. We are actively working on a range of digital technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine vision, 3D printing, virtual/augmented realities, high performance computing and data science, and we are seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial legal counsel to join this exciting team.
What's the role?
The Legal Counsel - Digital will be accountable for the legal support provided focusing on high value and high risk business opportunities in a fast moving environment. The Legal Counsel Digital will have autonomy and be expected to provide networked performance with other legal teams in Technology, IP, IT/Cybersecurity, Ethics & Compliance including Information Management and Data Privacy. The role requires excellent networking skills to scan the horizon for existing and emerging digital legal issues and opportunities arising from Shell businesses and create legal strategies with the business that results in lasting tangible value.
What we need from you?
We are looking for an individual that is:
- A deep subject matter expert in the laws and regulation relating to AI/machine learning, blockchain, machine vision, 3D printing, virtual/augmented realities, high performance computing and data science; and
- An entrepreneurial with business proficiency to discuss various digital issues fluently with business managers and able to work together to devise legal and business strategies and techniques to increase business performance that is directly tied to a financial statement, doing so ethically and sustainably balancing environmental, social and governance; and
- A techie at heart that personally uses and applies advanced digital technology in the practice of law, one that understands digital technologies not just in theory but in practice.
We hope to see many of the following areas touched by your experience:
- Professional legal qualification with substantial years of legal practice experience and/or academic research focused on a combination of these areas: AI/machine learning, blockchain, machine vision, 3D printing, virtual/augmented realities, high performance computing and data science.
- Strong entrepreneurial "can do" mindset with an appropriate risk appetite and strong ethical values. Good business acumen, risk assessment ability and ability to balance competing interests of businesses at varied stages of their evolution. Excellent legal and strategic judgment, coupled with strong business partnering and stakeholder management skills. Ability to establish targeted and sustainable relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, often at senior levels and in a range of cultures globally.
- Resilience to keep a calm and balanced approach and maintain a robust stance in respect of allocation of risk for the Shell Group, while balancing that with the commercial and strategic drivers. Ability to work and make decision in an ambiguous legal and regulatory environment with clients who need pragmatic legal advice quickly. Astute risk and reputational management skills, and requires the ability to deal with, prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
- Understanding of digital technologies not just in theory but in application, particularly ability to use advanced digital technology in the practice of law such as creation and query of databases, applications, analytics or natural language processing.
Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.
An innovative place to work
There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.
Join us and you'll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.
An inclusive place to work
To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.
- We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we'll take it from there.
- We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
- We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.
A rewarding place to work
Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.
We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.
Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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