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We are looking for candidates for the position of Legal Counsel at International Power Company
Company Sector: Energy/Power
Company Type: International Power Company -- Independent Power Plant/Producer (IPP)
Position Title: Legal Counsel
Salary Range: About 390K
-- About 5 to 10 years work experience in law/legal affairs
-- Experience in:
IPP (Independent Power Plant/Producer)
OR Electricity generation or energy company
OR Government regulatory organization or other Government organization dealing with electricity/energy
OR Experience in prestigious law firm dealing with IPP/electricity/energy sector (Important: Please list relevant clients in CV)
Purpose of Job:
The primary purpose of this position is to:
-- proactively provide legal advice and support in the day to day affairs relating to company/Company-II;
-- proactively identify, assess, quantify and mitigate legal risks;
-- ensure compliance with legal, governance and ethical matters;
-- undertake company secretarial matters for company and Company-II.
-- Key responsibilities covering both company and Company-II) includes:
-- Pro-actively identify and provide all necessary legal and contractual advice to
company/Company-II Executive Committee (Excom) and departments.
-- Provide legal advice on day to day operational matters and specific issues
when requested by other departments or when deemed necessary.
-- Advise on contractual and legal matters related to Project Agreements,
including Implementation Agreement, Power Purchase Agreement, Gas
Supply Agreement, Engineering; Procurement and Construction contracts
-- Advice on contractual issues under Finance Documents.
-- Review of correspondence in respect of new financing facilities to be entered
into by the Companies.
-- Review contracts (Project/Finance Documents, etc.) to identify any
contractual risks and propose effective mitigation strategies.
-- Assist relevant department in legal aspects of insurance policies.
-- Advice on legal aspects of issues with tax authorities/interpretation of law
-- Fulfil sponsor reporting requirements including legal reporting, enterprise
risk management exercise
-- Prepare/review legal correspondence, legal agreements to be entered in to
by the Companies with third parties
-- Ensure effective management and aggressive cost reduction of the
Companies external legal counsel through controlling their engagement,
utilization, quality and cost
-- Seek external legal advice only where required and under strict supervision
-- Liaise with lenders’ legal counsel on legal/contractual aspects
-- Accompany management teams during meetings with counterparties on
contractual/legal disputes, negotiations and other interfaces.
-- Assist in contract negotiations and settlement of disputes/issues with
counterparties including any resultant litigation and arbitration
-- Ensure legal compliance with the applicable laws and covenants under
-- Provide guidance, direction and implementation on ethical issues, policies
and procedures; act as ethics guardian/officer of the Companies jointly with
the Chief Financial Officer
-- Provide legal assistance related to contractual HR matters including but not
limited to review of employment contracts, local labour laws requirements;
-- Ensure compliance with policies and procedures of the International
Power and GDF SUEZ Groups.
-- Encourage a culture of compliance with laws and integrity in company/Company-II
-- Monitor and report on non-compliance with policies or procedures, pending or threatened violations of law or ethical values of the Group.
-- Law degree from a reputable university
-- 5 to 10 years post qualification experience either in private practice or in-house.
Some experience in a privately owned or publicly quoted electricity generation or
energy company, or
in a regulatory agency or other authority dealing directly with the electricity/energy sector or
in a reputable law firm with specific experience in the electricity/energy sector.
Job Specific Competencies:
-- Strong written and oral communication, organization and reporting
-- Strong analytical abilities and negotiation skills
-- Strong contract drafting and contract interpretation skills
-- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills with ability to work
effectively with people at all organizational levels and from varying cultural
backgrounds as well as with counterparties of varying cultural backgrounds
-- Strong ability to influence and persuade others in a constructive manner
-- Demonstrated ability to cope with pressure, deal with complexity and meet deadlines
-- Attention to detail and legal acumen and ability to see big picture in complex
-- Flexibility and resilience to overcome difficult situations
-- Strong ability to provide sound legal advice
-- Good organizational skills
-- Ability to maintain high levels of focused drive and energy, giving above what is required to get the job done.
-- Integrity: Ability to work ethically according to professional & company code
-- Job Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of the requirements, methods,
techniques, and skills required to effectively perform his/her job. Exhibits the
ability to apply these methods and techniques to increase productivity and
effectively perform the functions required of the position.
- Job Location:
- Islamabad, Pakistan
- Company Industry:
- Company Type:
- Employer (Private Sector)
- Job Role:
- Joining Date:
- Employment Status:
- Full time
- Employment Type:
- Monthly Salary Range:
- US$3,000 - $4,000
- Manages Others:
- Number of Vacancies:
- Career Level:
- Years of Experience:
- Min: 7
- Residence Location:
- Master's degree
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