An exciting opportunity has arisen within Boart Longyear Legal Department for an experienced Lawyer to lead our regional legal team in dealing with a large diversity of matters across EMEA. Reporting directly to the VP General Counsel based in Canada, the successful candidate will supervise a Regional Counsel, for the performance of the following responsibilities:
Pilot the group legal strategy within the region.
Align regional specificities with corporate legal policies.
Understand and apply African mining codes and monitor changes in law and regulations.
Demonstrate leadership and proactive thinking on both commercial and legal matters to support and advise the Regional Management on strategic issues.
Drive synergies across the organization by defining best contractual practices and deliver training to targeted audience on contract management.
Draft and negotiate any type of commercial agreement to support Boart Longyear core businesses’ activities. Ensure the respect of BLY corporate contractual guidelines.
Implement post audit remediation plans with targeted department to ensure consistency and contract compliance, particularly for sensitive vendors across the region (custom broker, freight forwarder).
Manage the regional entities portfolio for annual compliance requirements (financial approvals, shareholders resolutions and local filings).
Act as corporate secretary as needed.
Provide assistance to the Tax and Finance departments for the preparation of any supporting documentation related to intercompany transactions.
Analyze and mitigate any risks associated with statutory obligations.
Support new country implementation and compliance risk management.
Manage a litigation portfolio across multiple jurisdictions.
Define litigation tactics and best procedures to implement in various countries.
Effectively manage outside counsel network.
Pr omote and enforce ethical behavior in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct as well as compliance with laws and regulations where the Company operates.
Advise on matters including bribery risks, trade and export compliance, money laundering and data privacy (GDPR).
Manage internal investigations and oversee/implement corrective actions in coordination with other functional and operating personnel.
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