Legal Counsel (Advokat) - Anti-Corruption And Anti-Money Laundering


Legal (LEG) is the competence unit for all legal matters related to Equinor groups business areas and corporate activities, and consists of legal experts, specialists, consultants and qualified support personnel. The department has overall responsibility for advising on all legal matters and on ethics and compliance, and acting as the Corporate Bodies’ secretariat within the Equinor group.

In this role you will be joining a large and highly skilled legal compliance team and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Advise and support the global business on corruption and money laundering risk.
  • Deliver training and workshops to management, employees and business partners.
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on compliance matters in commercial agreements.
  • Engage in the broader compliance network and the implementation of our compliance programmes.
  • Support a continuous improvement of Equinor’s compliance programmes and internal policies, procedures, templates and training.
  • Occasionally take part in internal investigations.


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture.

For this position, we are also looking for:

  • A Masters of Law.
  • Knowledge of Norwegian and international anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws or experience with giving legal advice in corporate transactions.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working in-house, in a leading law firm with international clients, or other relevant private or public practice experience.
  • The ability to combine compliance competence with a broader business understanding and prioritise based on risk and business need.
  • The ability to take initiative and deliver projects from concept to conclusion.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, with a professional level of English, both written and spoken.
  • Experience developing and implementing compliance programmes - beneficial, not essential.
  • Experience with business development processes and projects - beneficial, not essential.
  • Experience in risk management and assurance processes - beneficial, not essential.
  • Experience from working with complex cases under time pressure – beneficial, not essential.
  • Experience from in the energy sector - beneficial, not essential.

General information

Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language. Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

Why join us?

At Equinor, we care about each other as much as our business. That's why we offer:

  • Not just a job; a career. In Equinor, your development begins on day one. You will build your competence through a wide range of learning activities while being empowered to build your career across multiple disciplines and geographies. Our internal job market allows endless opportunities for development and growth within your own field or in other interesting and relevant areas for you.
  • Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries, global parental leave, variable pay schemes and a share savings plan.
  • Wellness and work-life balance. Our employees' well-being is a priority. We recognise that for you to be the best version of yourself in the workplace, being able to collect your children, attend a class or simply enjoy social time can be invaluable. That's why we encourage you to make use of our flexible work arrangements.
  • An inclusive culture. We believe embracing our differences makes us stronger. For us true inclusion means being able to bring your whole self to work, and for everyone to feel accepted and valued.

For more information visit Equinor's website:

For inquiries about the position, contact: [email protected]