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Legal Counsel

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Geneva
  • Salary: €170000 - €180000 per annum
  • Job reference: 315263/001_1528797364
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Compliance
  • Date posted: 12/06/2018

Essential Functions

* Draft, review and interpret legal documentation, analyse legal issues and make recommendations on action to be taken in substantial legal matters.
* Evaluate and negotiate contractual terms in connection with transactions in different jurisdictions, and advise appropriate personnel of the degree of legal risk associated with such transactions prior to the company becoming a party or otherwise legally bound.
* Review, interpret and apply industry regulations and court rulings, conduct legal research, and represent the company before governmental and regulatory authorities.
* Provide counsel and guidance on legal implications of transactional and operational matters to management, different company departments and subsidiaries and affiliates.
* Work closely with other legal functions in the company, especially compliance and competition, to ensure that their interests are taken into account in corporate development and commercial projects.
* Participate in the development and review of company's policies, procedures, programs, practices and business strategies and ensure to ensure compliance and conformity with standards set forth in the applicable laws.
* Review and coordinate use of outside law firms and other advisers by the company.
* Manage assigned or delegated special projects and tasks to completion in an efficient, economical manner in accordance with company goals and objectives.
* Prepared to travel. Travel not regular but can be worldwide.


* UK-qualified Corporate and M&A Legal Counsel (University degree in law or equivalent nationally approved qualification)
* Admitted to practice law (past admission satisfactory for countries which do not allow in-house lawyers to remain admitted).
* 3-6 years professional legal experience with substantial practice experience in corporate and transactional work.
* Experience in an international law firm or a large national law firm necessary. Equivalent in-house experience with multi-national company is an advantage but not essential.
* Ability to exercise sound, reasoned judgement, judge character, distinguish and analyse relevant facts, and apply legal conclusions.
* Readiness to handle a mixture of corporate, commercial and maritime work.
* Ability to proactively assist internal clients and to work independently while keeping others informed, good communication and problem-solving skills, and good legal writing skills.
* Native or strong working level fluency in spoken and written English
* Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.

If this position interests you please feel free to reach out directly to:

James Cookson

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