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Commodities Lawyer

Elevate is recruiting a Commodities Lawyer to work for an international investment firm in London on an initial 6 month contract.

Key duties:

  • Providing additional legal support to the coverage lawyers that cover the EMEA Commodities Desk, focused on the trading of Oil, precious metals, emissions and EU Power and Gas. 
  • To support both ongoing business and expansion activity. 
  • Reviewing hub and exchange membership documentation, drafting and negotiating confirmations, responding to legal queries relating to ISDA and EFET negotiations and advising on and supporting the execution of structured commodities transactions.

You might be the right person if you:

  • Like the sound of working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment gaining experience of international finance and bio-technology.
  • Have the confidence to work autonomously coupled with the willingness to quickly learn new knowledge and skills.
  • Are trustworthy and conscientious.
  • Embrace the use of technology tools to facilitate your work.
  • Work well independently as well as with teams.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Are able to work flexible hours when the urgent need arises.

Essential experience and skills for success:

  • Commodities experience either in-house or at a leading city firm.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - working with staff and external stakeholders of all seniority.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to remain focused under pressure.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Dependable, responsive, and committed to producing high quality work.
  • Excellent written skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Professionalism in both verbal and written work.


  • 4+ years’ PQE lawyer qualified in England & Wales.

Elevate is the law company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. Our global team of lawyers, engineers, consultants and business experts improve efficiency, quality and outcomes for customers worldwide. Elevate’s achievements and distinctions include:

  • Ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies two years in a row.
  • Ranked as a top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners three years in a row.
  • Lead Partner of the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards.
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