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Legal Counsel

Job Description and Requirements

Job Summary: 

The role of the Head Office Legal Department is to provide legal advice, guidance and services under the supervision and direction of the Group Legal Counsel.

Key Skills and Experience: 
 

  • A legal qualification from a recognized Institute; 
  • Demonstrated executive-level experience or administration at the Board level; 
  • In-depth knowledge of financial institutions and banking practice from a legal perspective, probably gained from working at a financial institution or international law firm; 
  • Broad knowledge of and experience in the laws relevant to international business in general and international banking and finance in particular; 
  • Demonstrated experience with issues management, risk and strategic problem solving; 
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking research and applying analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated experience developing policy, procedures and /or corporate practices.


Duties:
 

  • In-depth knowledge of project finance, trade finance, Islamic finance, Eurocurrency syndicated loan market practice and derivatives;
  • Ability to review large volumes of information, identify and analyze issues, assess risk and provide strategic and operational advice as concise summary materials or reports;
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of direction;
  • Ability to undertake assignments of considerable importance, usually of a confidential nature;
  • Excellent communication skills including listening, facilitating, presentation and writing;
  • Superior influence and persuasion skills combined with integrity, discretion and professionalism;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others by providing functional guidance to staff in a positive and collaborative way;  
  • Ability to initiate and implement new procedures;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and tact in solving work problems and dealing with officials, staff and the general public; good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality.