Dedicated legal counsel

Job Description

Make a difference for our business
Danske Commodities is an energy trading company that specialises in short-term power and gas trading and offers balancing, optimisation and hedging services to energy producers and suppliers. Every day, we complete more than 5750 trades across 39 countries, constantly moving energy from where there is more than needed to where it is needed most. In 2019, Danske Commodities became part of Equinor, which is one of the world’s largest energy companies, and embarked on a global growth journey starting with Australia and the US.

In the Legal team, we work closely with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the organisation from trading teams to Senior Leadership to mitigate legal risks and to provide relevant input for decision making. We create value on both an operational and a strategic level, supporting the entire organisation with high-quality legal advice and support in drafting and negotiating contracts.

Join a team of passionate and skilled colleagues
Our Legal team consists of dedicated, proactive and experienced legal counsels, who work closely with the organisation and external counsels, not only in Denmark but across all our markets in Europe, the US and Australia. We value close cooperation and we do whatever it takes to help each other – and we always make sure to have fun as we go along.

The right candidate can come from a variety of backgrounds. We imagine that you either come from a law firm and are now interested in further developing yourself in an in-house legal function, being responsible for your own, commercial area. Or perhaps you come from a similar position and are now interested in working in our legal team, which has been recognised as one of the best in-house legal teams in Scandinavia. What is most important is your ability to proactively take on new challenges and have a real zest towards complex legal tasks. You will be joining a team that plays an important role in our organisation and is close to executive-level decision making and new business opportunities in our current and new markets.

Your journey as legal counsel at Danske Commodities
No matter your prior experience, you will get a thorough introduction to the team, your tasks and of course to how DC works within our various business areas. On the longer term, you will get a significant role as responsible for supporting specific trading teams and for developing and negotiating a variety of energy-related contracts covering energy trading across ever-changing global markets. This way, you will get the opportunity to set the legal direction within your area of responsibility. Your tasks will be focused on supporting with legal advice as well as developing and taking the lead on all contractual relations for your stakeholders. In other words, you will get the opportunity to be part of a team which holds great responsibility.

We Offer

  • professional and skilled colleagues, who set the bar high
  • great opportunities for individual development
  • career opportunities through Equinor’s international network
  • flexible working hours
  • numerous social and professional events incl. sporting events and parties
  • an office in the heart of Aarhus, next to the central train station


  • provide the organisation with relevant input for decision making in connection to current and new business opportunities
  • proactively support the organisation in assessing legal risks and value in existing and new contractual relations
  • proactively draft and negotiate contracts


We expect that you:

  • hold a relevant master’s degree in Law (Master of Law or Master of Commercial Law)
  • have minimum of three years’ experience from either a similar position or from a law firm
  • are fluent in English – both written and verbal
  • if possible, have German language skills, but not a requirement

Personal Skills

We expect that you:

  • are proactive by nature and can drive things forward. You will have the responsibility for a wide range of tasks that require you to take initiative and follow up
  • are detail-oriented and have a structured and strategic approach to solving problems to ensure the best possible communication and counselling of complex legal tasks
  • see opportunities where others see problems. You employ a pragmatic approach, choosing the best solution to any problem or process

JobStart & Type

  • As soon as possible. We will be screening candidates on an ongoing basis.
  • Full-time