Legal Counsel Trading - Multinational in the Building Materials Sector

Corporate Governance
13-05-2021 12:09 PM

Legal Counsel Trading - Multinational in the Building Materials Sector

To support our Trading team we are looking for a Legal Counsel Trading. The job holder will be responsible for providing independent and comprehensive legal advice to the management of the company’s trading business. The role will serve as a legal and compliance function for the trading business, being responsible for the coordination between external legal firms, the employees and the management of Trading to provide seamless support to the trading business.

Your next challenge:

  • Operate as the primary legal and compliance contact person Trading, providing comprehensive legal advice, such as commercial transactions, commodities trading, credit facilities, insurance coverage and claims, IT contracts and services, NDAs, transportation issues, services, business transaction contract matters, strategic business partnerships and trade contract disputes

  • Identify legal risks affecting the business, participate in risk assessments and advice on the risk management

  • Oversee Trading’s litigation and arbitration cases worldwide

  • Maintain and develop Trading’s compliance management system

  • Organize and provide regular trainings on compliance matters

  • Work closely together with other Legal Counsels and Compliance Officers within the Group, in particular with Group Legal & Compliance

  • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and act as a key point of contact for all legal issues

  • Foster a culture of compliance and ethics, including matters relating to anti-bribery/anti-corruption, regulatory and quality and other applicable laws and regulations

  • Collaborate closely with a broad range of operations and service partners by developing and maintaining strong working relationships between legal, finance, operations and other functions to facilitate a team-based approach

Your profile:

  • Very good university degree/Master/JD from a reputable law school

  • Several years of experience as common-law qualified lawyer with a top tier law firm in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including contracting, commercial transactions, regulatory, employment, and compliance matters

  • Experience in drafting and negotiating commodity sale and purchase agreements, confidentiality agreements, joint venture arrangements and other complex agreement

  • Experience in the dry bulk/commodity trading industry and/or logistics industry

  • Understanding of the global legal and regulatory framework (including international trade laws such as sanctions, competition and anti-dumping laws) and developments applicable to the domestic and global sale and trading of commodities

  • Good understanding of multi-cultural trading environment, as well as experience in an international environment

  • Excellent knowledge of English is a prerequisite, German, French and/or Spanish language skills would be appreciated

  • Analytical and open business mind-set

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