Senior Legal Counsel EMEA

Job Code: 10084BR
Primary Location: Geneva, Geneve
Other Locations:
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Legal

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:

  • Regional legal lead :
    • 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.
  • Commercial:
    • 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).
  • Corporate:
    • 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.
  • Litigation:
    • Manage a litigation portfolio across multiple jurisdictions.
    • Define litigation tactics and best procedures to implement in various countries.
    • Effectively manage outside counsel network.
  • Compliance:
    • Promote 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.

The ideal candidate:

  • delivers results in a fast-paced environment;
  • demonstrates a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach to lawyering and an ability to dive deep and simplify complex legal issues; and
  • Provides sound commercial and legal judgment.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years post qualification experience in private practice in a leading law firm and/or as in-house counsel role, in a multinational environment
  • Outstanding communication and legal writing skills in English and French
  • Admission to the Swiss or another EU country Bar Association, with a strong legal background in common law and civil law systems
  • Thorough understanding of the legal landscape in European and African markets
  • Strong contractual drafting and negotiation expertise
  • Logical and quick thinker, with a clear and concise communication style
  • Demonstrated success at developing, executing a vision or strategy and delivering the right communication throughout the organization
  • Proven ability to propose operational solutions to the business in accordance with the corporate strategy
  • Known for displaying the highest level of integrity and for inspiring trust among peers, subordinates and other colleagues
  • Ability to function autonomously
  • Demonstrate outstanding project management skills