In-House Senior Lawyer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Porto
  • 2021-04-14 2021-04-28
  • Direito / Justiça
  • Licenciatura
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Job Purpose

The In-house Senior Lawyer is required to advise, oversee and provide consulting services for the Improve International Group on a wide range of legal matters, including third party, general business issues and legal compliance.

Key Responsibilities

· Provide pragmatic legal advice and support on all commercial and corporate matters, including mediation

· Create, organize and review company legal documentation

· Giving accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics

· Collaborating with management to devise efficient defence strategies

· Specifying internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance

· Reviewing working practices and compliance with company policies and regulations and devise alternatives if necessary

· Research, evaluate and help manage different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations

· Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues

· Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating a trust relationship

· Assist with company secretarial functions across the group

· Oversee the Data Protection compliance across the group

· Ensure cascading of legal information through the group and oversee legal compliance across the business

· Maintain current knowledge of amendments in legislation

Qualifications and experience:

· Legal Degree

· International experience or training

· Fluent spoken and written English and Portuguese is a must

· Proven experience as a Legal Counsel in business environment

· Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures

· Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment on a corporation

· Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies

· Proficient in Microsoft Office software

Personal attributes/characteristics:

· Excellent problem-solving skills, and high level of attention to details.

· Very organized

· Ability to build and develop relationships at all levels.

· Understanding of business vision and strategy.

· A self-starter comfortable with working remotely and with colleagues in a variety of international locations

· Self-motivated and autonomous with effective time management abilities

· Flexible and able to travel nationally and internationally as required.

· Flexibility to work on weekends, holidays and out of regular working hours.

· Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.

· Committed to delivery of a successful business

· High degree of professional ethics and integrity

· Sound judgement and ability to analyse situations and information

· Ability to work to tight deadlines

What we offer

· Competitive market-rate salary

· Participation in group bonus scheme

· Opportunity for progression in dynamic, growth business

How to apply

· Please send your CV and covering letter in English explaining your suitability for this role, via email with the title of this role in the subject line

· The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28 April, 2021

· Please note, that due to current resource constraints we will only be able to reply to those candidates who progress to an interview.

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