Senior Legal Counsel

Experience level: 
6 – 8 years
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Job description: 

We are currently seeking for a Senior Legal Counsel for one of our clients, a multinational company in the IT/ Telecom sector.
Responsibilities: • Acts as the legal resource and trusted legal advisor, getting to yes balancing risks and providing sound advice to the management and support business functions. • Gives accurate, timely advice to country management team/ sales leadership and other functions on the questions that are put to legal. • Maintains management involved and informed at all times about documents and transaction developments and properly records transactions. • Negotiation and closing of all legal agreements entered into by the company’s entities, including direct sales agreements, leases, financing arrangements, joint ventures and other relevant documents. • Identifies the best resources for programs that are cross functional or multi-country. Effectively program manages teams that deliver against these projects. • Participates in other projects as a legal subject matter expert • Listens, empathizes and handles needs, objections, issues and concerns over contracts raised by internal clients and their legal teams. • Understands and works according to the commercial pressures of a sales business. • Is prepared when needed to give advice that is urgent at speed. Is able to work and advise in ambiguous and fast-paced situations. • Helps embed the company’s legal policy within the country teams and the relevant geographical business unit in order to minimize concerns. Educates and coaches the team and the business unit in order to transfer key legal knowledge and approach across the team and to the sales force. • Embodies the Legal “Barbarian” attributes (“BARI”: Bold, Aggressive, Rapid and Instinctive). Focuses on how to get things done rather than how not to. Brings the attitude of an enabler rather than a block to business.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants should have at least 7 years’ broad commercial and corporate experience obtained at a top law firm practice or multinational corporate legal department. We require motivated, self reliant individuals with a proven ability to work within a large team and experience representing, or working for, large multinational corporations. Candidates should be individuals with a highly commercial approach who will thrive in a sales-oriented environment. Ability to take ownership of own development, attending trainings and staying up to date in legal developments in its jurisdiction/s. Creative, bold, a real change agent that helps improving the legal support to the sales teams and news ways of doing business o working, cross-collaboration with other legal departments, contractual simplification, legal analysis of complex regulations, etc. Excellent written and verbal skills in English and French are essential.

Contact details: 
To apply or for further details, please contact Farzana Beeharry or +336 50 25 52 87 Apply for this job