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  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    HR & Executive Support

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ria Dean

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

Our client are an International Commodities Trader and Investment Solutions provider, based in the City of London, who are looking to recruit 2 Solicitors to join their expanding Legal Department.

The main purpose of the Solicitors will be to advise and support European Business Units (EBUs) and Corporate Departments on Legal and Corporate matters such as legal advice, rules and procedures. This could extend to EMEA and CIS, as required.

Solicitors will report directly to the Manager and indirectly to the Department General Manager (DGM) in the London Legal Department.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to;

  • With some level of independence, reviewing, drafting, advising on and negotiating various types of international commercial contracts and legal documents required in relation to corporate governance, including; international sale and purchase agreement, distributorship agreement, agency agreement, shareholders agreement, share purchase agreement, intellectual property and technology transfer, M&A, joint venture, guarantee, loan facilities and all corporate related legal documents.
  • With other members of the team, providing legal support in respect of various national laws and EU and other international regulations, including in relation to corporate governance.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the group's organisation (including subsidiaries and branches). This includes advising on group rules, as well as processing applications required from EBUs under those rules, for example in relation to Trade Security Control and Anti-Bribery legislation.
  • Supporting the Legal Department's initiatives regarding compliance education and training.
  • Some business travel to support EBUs with legal matters.
  • Maintaining an awareness of 'best practice' and 'continual improvement' in relation to the scope of work covered by the role.

Essential experience & Qualifications to be considered for this opportunity are;

  • Solicitor Practising Certificate in the jurisdiction of England and Wales (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in an international Law firm or multinational corporation, as well as specific experience in:
  • Drafting and negotiating international commercial agreements;
  • Advising on corporate governance and compliance issues;
  • Advising clients face-to-face; and conducting sophisticated legal research.
  • Experience within a multicultural business environment would be a distinct advantage.
  • Drafts and negotiates international commercial agreements
  • Advises on corporate governance and compliance issues
  • Advises EBUs and Corporate Departments face-to-face
  • Conducts sophisticated legal research
  • Confident to provide practical legal advice to EBUs and Corporate Departments
  • Skills to work within a collaborative team.
  • A pro-active attitude
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Flexibility to meet travel requirements

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