Workers in Lebanon

Cooperate Lawyer

  • Location:

    Baghdad

  • Sector:

    Industrial

  • Contact:

    Omid Miri

  • Job ref:

    2923

  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-09-05

mselect is looking to hire a Cooperate Lawyer for an international industrial client in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in corporate law; Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Functional responsibilities:
  • Legal opinions and inputs in business strategies and developments: appraise the company management on overall legal environment, requisite permits/authorizations and the company’s eligibility for the same and recommended actions to secure maximum benefits and protection available under the law. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task
  • Corporate structuring and joint venture agreements: efficient corporate structure and joint venture agreement, if applicable, protecting the interests and strategies of the company. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task and is responsible for incorporation of companies as required
  • Legal due diligence and mergers and acquisitions: arrange legal due diligence and implement legal documentation (shares/assets purchase agreement, shareholders/joint venture agreement, transfer registration etc.) in case the company wishes to develop through mergers and acquisitions. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task and is responsible for driving the process of transfer registration
  • Corporate governance: implement corporate governance best practices including the board/general meetings regularly providing information and documents in advance and as required by law and thereby help managing relationships with local partners, ensuring proper delegation of authorities to conduct transactions on behalf of the company. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task and is responsible specifically for the company in Iraq (outside Kurdistan region)
  • Licenses, permits and authorizations: the required licenses, permits and authorizations for its businesses and developments and help the company (the concerned department) to obtain the same, maintain validity by timely renewal, if applicable, and complying with its terms and conditions. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task and is responsible for following up on timely renewal and compliance
  • Protection of assets (fixed, current and IP rights): Advise the company management on the required actions to protect the assets and help implement such actions. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task and is responsible specifically for the company in Iraq (outside Kurdistan region) actions to protect their assets such as lands, buildings, equipment, IP rights
  • Review of contracts: draft/review all contracts that the company is required to enter for financing, purchasing, construction, selling, employment etc. to ensure protection of the company’s interests, compliance with laws and company policies and procedures and help the respective departments in negotiation of the legal terms, as necessary. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task and is responsible for certain contracts for the company in Iraq (outside Kurdistan region)
  • Policies, procedures and best practices: help the respective departments of the company to adopt and implement all policies, procedures and best practices of the company and in addition any other policies, procedures and best practices required to be implemented under the local laws and in view of the local business environment. Legal Counsel is fully responsible to plan and monitor the required actions for implementation of this task
  • Critical communications: review all critical communications from and to the company especially with the regulatory bodies and other external stakeholders. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task
  • Disputes and litigations: manage all disputes and litigations to protect the interests of the company. Legal Counsel is supporting the legal team in performing this task and is responsible specifically for the company in Iraq (outside Kurdistan region) litigation management with the external lawyers
  • Legal reporting: ensure all corporate information, significant commitments and off-balance sheet commitments are reported properly and on time in the legal reporting database of the company)
Leadership/team responsibilities:
  • Health and Safety: implement health and safety as a core value; be a visibly felt leader in promoting health and safety throughout the organization
  • People/team development: generate energy and enthusiasm to legal team members to enhance their knowledge, professionalism and effectiveness by taking the following actions:
Proximity to the business:
  • Perform legal work to the highest professional standards as creative problem solvers
  • Develop a greater understanding of company's products and industrial processes and improve knowledge of related disciplines (finance, tax)
  • Perform regular client surveys to target areas for improvement
  • Market the legal function and resources both formally and informally throughout the company/group
Independence and compliance:
  • Use skills of persuasion and conviction to reinforce the independence of legal function and help to ensure compliance with laws and regulations
  • Play a leading role in ensuring the promotion and implementation of company rules and best practices
Legal networking:
  • Develop Country Shared Folder and Group Legal Portal as key resource for sharing of information and know-how
  • Consult local company lawyers where possible before having recourse to external lawyers
  • Hold regular meetings with other company lawyers on a country/regional basis
Mobility:
  • Encourage mobility of company lawyers as a tool for improving skills and experience
 
KEY COMPETENCIES
 
Attitude:
  • Be accessible, approachable and available to give legal support as expected
  • Show interest in business and supporting other functions
  • Be independent, factual in giving legal advice; suggest creative solutions
  • Lead the team by motivating, supporting team members to achieve goals, results
  • Be positive, realistic and pragmatic
Skills:
  • Minimum should have B.A in law and higher academic degree is encouraged
  • Work under pressure with priorities and reschedules if necessary
  • Be adaptable by responding positively to the changing circumstances
  • Identify, analyze and resolve
  • Present and share legal information clearly and precisely
  • Be creative and innovative to offer solutions sharing options and alternatives
  • Ask questions, research to understand the task, project, and its impact on business
  • Negotiate and mediate to help find best compromise between business needs and mandatory legal requirements
  • Be resourceful to draw upon internal and external resources to offer solutions
  • Communicate effectively (listen and ask questions, use emotional intelligence)
  • Manage finance (budget; prepare and present financial statement as required)
  • Practice continuous improvements by regularly reviewing documents and processes and based on external and internal feedback
  • Manage project by planning, delegating, monitoring and managing key milestone
Knowledge:
  • Manage resources
  • Business knowledge
  • Legal knowledge
  • Financial knowledge
  • Leadership
 
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.