Junior Legal Counsel, Americas

Location

United States of America


1.Objective of the job

Legal Counsel, Americas assists with all legal aspects of the business, safeguarding our reputation by ensuring the company adheres to legal and statutory guidelines, ensuring legal conformity to minimize the risk of exposure.  The Junior Legal Counsel, Americas gives sound legal advice to management regarding all relevant issues. 

2.Deliverables

  • Provide accurate and timely counsel to address business concerns through a range of legal topics including but not limited to Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, International Ventures, Partnerships, Labour Law etc.

  • Structure, review and negotiate transactions and liaise with the Senior Leadership Team to provide updates and timely access to information

  • Collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies

  • Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance

  • Research and evaluate risk factors regarding business decisions and operations

  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues

  • Communicate and negotiate with internal clients and external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authorities etc) creating a strong network of relationships in the process

  • Draft and finalize agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights

  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and present creative solutions to reach resolution, ensuring a balance between legal risk and business interests

  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization

  • Proactively maintain current knowledge of legislation of US, BVI, Bahamian and Cayman Islands Laws.

Management and reporting

  • Reports to Legal Counsel, Americas

  • Assists Legal Counsel, Americas with all aspects of claims and incidents reporting to ensure legal risks are known and mitigated.

3.Required knowledge and experience

Required level and content of education;

  • Juris Doctor coupled with strong legal industry background

  • Minimum of 2 years’ PQE in a corporate environment

  • Extensive experience working within international corporate structures

  • In depth understanding of corporate governance, risk management, relevant local regulations and best practices

  • Proven track record in successfully working with and developing relationships with internal stakeholders and third parties

  • Strong attention to detail with experience in auditing and analysing data

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