Head of Legal

Warsaw Permanent
  • global financial institution
  • managing a team of lawyers

About Our Client

Our client is a global financial institution. We are supporting them in hiring the best talent for a strategic position within the Legal and Finance area - Head of Legal. The person in this role will supervise legal matters in the countries and the country lawyers.

Job Description

  • Assist the CFO and the Finance department and give accurate and timely advise on a variety of legal topics (corporate law, commercial law, financial and banking law, anti-money laundering, public and private financing transactions)
  • Assist country lawyers with group issues as a single point of Contact
  • Support Country lawyers in the execution of legal projects
  • Draft, amend and negotiate agreements and other legal documents to ensure the company's legal compliance (loan agreements and loan related documents, including credit agreements, security agreements, indemnities, guaranties, subordination agreements, cooperation agreements, securitization documents, offering memorandums, letters of credit, etc.)
  • Liaise with and represent the company's interests before banks and other financial institutions (payment service providers, FX management solution providers, etc.), legal advisors and other consultants.
  • Liaise with and represent the company's interests before regulators, and other public authorities
  • Draft group policies in relation to the responsibilities.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation on Company level, including the storage and registration of the documents in the Legal Nextcloud.
  • Oversee appropriate documentation on Country level, incl the storage and registration of documents in Legal Nextcloud.

The Successful Applicant

  • Master's degree in Law
  • Minimum of 4-5 years or more experience in a reputable law office with a focus on corporate law or banking/finance or comparable in-house legal position in the financial industry
  • Experience in managing a team of lawyers
  • Fluent level in business/legal English both written and spoken
  • Good knowledge of local law, international finance-related laws as well as understanding of complex cross-border transactions and financing of a group of companies
  • High level of precision and accuracy as well as strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills
  • High sense of responsibility and accountability and strong communication skills.

What's on Offer

  • Employment based on a contract of employment and flexible working hours
  • Competitive salary and high potential to grow within a dynamic environment
  • Work in a great atmosphere in an international team of specialists (work for companies from 7 countries on 2 continents)
  • Additional benefits (sports card, medical care, holiday financing, presents for holidays, chocolate Fridays)
  • A position with global responsibility
  • Opportunities for further development in a global organization.
Marta Bereza
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