+1 (868)285-9JOB/ +1 (868) 293-0678 #143 Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago WI. Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00. Sunday CLOSED

Attorney, Legal and Compliance

  • Location:
    CENTRAL - COUVA, POINT LISAS CENTRAL - COUVA, POINT LISAS CENTRAL - COUVA, POINT LISAS CENTRAL - COUVA, POINT LISAS
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    LEGAL/LAW (1)
  • Deadline:
    July 31, 2021
  • Gender:
    Male, Female, Other
Position Summary
Reportng directly to the Group Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary (“CLO”) this position is responsible for assisting the CLO regarding all NiQuan Energy LLC and NiQuan Energy Trinidad Limited (collectively the “NiQuan Energy Group”) in all legal, compliance, company / commercial, corporate secretariat and other associated activities, to ensure that the in-house legal capabilities are maintained and effectively support the strategic and operational needs of the NiQuan Energy Group.  Responsible for strategic and operational advice and guidance on all legal and compliance matters, in order to identify and mitigate/ avoid legal risk, and ensure compliance with all corporate legal processes and requirements, applicable statutes, rules and regulations.Core areas of expertise include General Counsel issues, Legal Risk Management; Policy Development; Regulatory Compliance; Corporate Governance, Commercial and contractual drafting; general procurement legal advisory matters and litigation and ADR. Provides legal advice on commercial matters and interpretations of Trinidad law, rules and regulations and practice including but not limited to the Companies Act, Insolvency, Employment and Industrial Relations, Data Protection and Privacy, Anti-Competition, Anti-Corruption and Bribery and Environmental Law.

Qualifications/ Experience Required
Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B), from a recognized University in a common law jurisdiction; Bar / Law Society Certificate, LEC or similar, and admission as an Attorney, Solicitor, Barrister of a recognized bar.  An active member of the Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago is also important as the job holder is based in Trinidad and will need to represent the NiQuan Energy Group locally.

At least five (5) years legal experience in commercial and corporate law and compliance, with a proven track record and experience handling, amongst other things, dealing with Government and/or Commercial contract drafting and administration, particularly contract negotiation, drafting and general procurement administration; providing accurate, timely and effective legal counsel, and adding value to an organisation by working closely with the CLO and also autonomously to identify, mitigate and avoid legal, governance and compliance risk and potential liabilities.  Must demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration. Proven ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy., and ability to resolve complex legal, compliance and governance issues. Demonstrated ability to communicate difficult or sensitive information tactfully.