Articles completed in a law firm, pref with at least a further 2 years’ commercial and/or competition law experience.
Legal, business and financial acumen.
Working knowledge of the law (Legislation, Case Law and Common Law) relevant to countries of operation.
Knowledge of competition and compliance law an advantage.
Skilled in drafting and dispute management.
Skilled at partnering and relationship building.
Ability to engage, influence and negotiate effectively.
Willingness to travel to the Group's Operations.
Key Performance Areas:
Proactively engage and partner with the business to better protect the business, maximize value, embed good practices and manage risk, informing the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance prior to making decisions with a high risk for the business.
Provide timely, accurate and quality legal advice to the business on all competition, compliance and commercial legal matters – alone, together with the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance, other Lawyers in the Legal team, or with external Lawyers as appropriate.
Support the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance in implementing strategic and wider business initiatives, including leading such initiatives.
Act as a point of contact for day-to-day competition and compliance legal queries from the business.
Proactively seek to raise the profile of competition and compliance issues.
Review, draft and negotiate commercial agreements.
Analyse objectives/plans, make judgements and recommendations.
Provide advice regarding dealings with regulators and government officials in relation to legal compliance matters.
Decide and advise on, negotiate and manage any disputes or claims that may arise from time to time.
Instruct and manage external Legal Advisors, ensuring cost-effective commercial advice is delivered.
Prepare presentations for training purposes, and train individuals and groups within the business on legal procedures and other legal and compliance issues.
Assist in the development of precedents so as to facilitate the use of appropriate contracts throughout the business.
Support the Group Senior Legal Counsel: Competition and Compliance in managing the conduct of legal compliance investigations.
Meet regularly with the Chief Risk Officer to be kept up-to-date with the implementation of competition and ABC compliance controls and issues arising.
Contribute to the wider Legal teams, including sharing experience, know-how and developing training and precedents.
Regularly review and monitor legislation changes, and keep up-to-date with developments in relevant areas of expertise.