The role holder is responsible for supporting Head of Legal & Board Secretary on management and control of legal and corporate affairs for BDB. The role holder supports internal departments through legal consulting including contracting, due diligence, litigation and to ensure adherence to legal provisions and protection of company rights.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES
Reviews legal documents such as standard contracts, terms and conditions, articles of association, to ensure accuracy and reliability of documents.
Assists the Head of Legal & Board Secretary in developing the legal guidelines for tenders / contracts / procurement documentation.
Drafts the standard legal documents / agreements / contracts.
Performs research on various areas of law.
Prepares briefs for lawyers and external counsels whenever required, to handle BDB and its subsidiaries’ legal matters.
Follows up on court cases filed against or on behalf of BDB and its subsidiaries, maintains an up-to-date litigation register, generates reports, and works closely with the Head of Legal & Board Secretary to define a strategic defense and the settlement of disputes where warranted.
Refers court cases and follows up on the progress and outcome of such cases filed by and against the bank’s subsidiaries.
Maintains a record of all corporate and commercial documents, agreements, property papers and rights agreements etc. including certified copies obtained from various authorities in safe custody.
Supports the development of long-term compliance strategies and drives compliance-related standards and procedures that support legal and operational compliance with all laws, regulations, policies, and procedures and ensures adherence.
Liaises with external legal service providers/lawyers in order to mitigate/resolve in an expedited manner.
Provides counsel and assistance to the Remedial Department in relation to the bank’s court cases.
Assists with the portion of the digital transformation project relevant to the Legal Department.
Provides general assistance to the Head of Legal with Board Secretarial function, including coordinating meetings, collecting information and documents for the purposes, and drafting resolutions and correspondences.
Maintains files and records of all Board of Directors minutes of meetings, correspondences, reports, memos and all other documents.
Self - Management Responsibilities
Defines performance goals at the start of the year in discussion with the reporting manager and ensures that the goals are achieved during the year.
Identifies the training and development requirements for self and agrees on them with the reporting manager to ensure that the required trainings are arranged and attended.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Bachelor’s degree in Law
Master’s Degree in Law is a plus
Nature of Experience
Minimum of 3-4 years of experience in corporate law and preferably international experience across multinational banks.
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