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Senior Legal Counsel

Company Overview
Our client is a world class, responsible mining business in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Job Summary
Under the direct supervision of the General Manager Legal, the Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for assisting the GM Legal in mitigating the legal risks the company faces in its day-to-day operations, which includes:

  • Assist the company’s commercial department with the appropriate support to mitigate commercial and regulatory risks.
  • Ensure that the terms and conditions applicable to all contractual commitments are in the best interest of the company.
  • Analyze and advise on matters of risk prevention and management, crisis management, authorizations of all kinds and, in general, compliance with the obligations applicable to KCC.
  • Proactively ensure that relevant managers can make informed decisions with respect to potentially associated risks.
  • Prepare, manage, and ensure the follow-up of inspections of all administrations and authorities of the DRC
  • Manage timely reporting in accordance with company’s applicable obligations and ensure that all records and documentation required by the company are maintained in a timely manner.
  • Maintenance of mining titles, compliance with the Mining Code and environmental obligations
  • Assist the HR Department in the fulfillment of legal obligations, collective and individual labor disputes.
  • Assist the Company Secretary, as required, with matters relating to the company, compliance with the Joint-Venture agreement, preparation for meetings of the board of directors and general meetings of shareholders.
  • Assist company before the authorities and administrations of the DRC in coordination with corporate governance and management.
  • Assist the tax department in different litigations, including tax litigation.
  • Assist the Compliance Officer in responding to legal questions and enforcing compliance with the company’s code of conduct and compliance procedures.

The Senior Legal Counsel will focus on contractual and commercial matters:

  • Provide advice and legal assistance to the Commercial Director, Supply Chain and Contract departments.
  • Provision of suitable models, improvement of services/conditions of purchase
  • Improved procurement and tendering procedures
  • Alignment with regulatory constraints (law on subcontracting)
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts
  • Manage disputes with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Follow-up of disputes and commercial arbitrations or to be repaired

Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified lawyer in civil law/corporate counsel (good knowledge of common law is an asset).
  • At least 5 years of post-qualification experience in a recognized international law firm or in the legal department of an international company.
  • Experience with extractive regulations and operations in Africa is an asset.
  • Experience in the management of contracts and public procurement is an asset.

Attitude / Behavior:

  • Full fluency in French and English is absolutely mandatory.
  • Ability to adapt to an international working environment
  • Ethical values
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently
  • Team player and ability to establish good working relationships
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Proficiency in MS Office

The Rewards
The position offers a competitive remuneration package
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