Legal Counsel

Posted 10 months ago by mselect
Location Baghdad Job Type
Salary Sector FMCG

MSELECT is hiring a Legal Counsel for an international manufacturing and distribution client in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 5+ years’ experience with corporate law firms and/or as in-house counsel experience and be fluent in English and Arabic.

Reporting to: Legal Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Move beyond functional boundaries to contribute to the overall health and effectiveness of the operation
  • Assist in dealing with / managing external parties and stakeholders such as the government/regulatory authorities and external counsels, shareholders
  • Assist in ensuring the holding of Board and General Meetings as well as corporate reporting/disclosures
  • Provide proactive legal counsel and services including creative problem solving while keeping legal risks and costs within acceptable limits and overseeing significant legal issues throughout the territories.
  • Assist in managing litigation including but not limited to civil, tax (federal/provincial), labor, regulatory, consumer and supplier related issues and maintain cordial professional relationship with lawyers and consultants.
  • Assist in the management of Compliance portfolio
  • Liaise with the government/regulatory authorities to ensure that the Company is in compliance with the relevant legal framework, thereby enhancing corporate image of the Company.
  • Liaise with legal teams of TCCC at Division level and Trademarks Counsel on brand related issues.
  • Proactively partner with portfolio departments in resolving their respective issues and partnering on their projects etc.
  • Drafting, vetting and standardization of various agreements and documents as need be.
  • Conduct legal trainings as and when necessary or required.

Qualifications & Skills Requirement

  • Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in law.
  • 5+ years with corporate law firms and/or as in-house counsel
  • Admitted to any reputable Bar Association
  • Acute business acumen
  • Excellent sense of judgement and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, creative, with a can-do attitude
  • Able to work on tight deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously
  • Impeccable ethics, integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and result oriented
  • Digital Literacy

Critical Experiences Specific to this Job

  • Good knowledge of company management systems.
  • Managerial and/or other functions experience is plus.
  • Ability to lead and manage cross-function teams, upper management and Corporate.

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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