Reporting 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”) legal, compliance, company / commercial, corporate secretariat and other associated activities, to ensure that the in-house legal capabilities are maintained and effectively support strategic and operational needs of the NiQuan Energy Group.Core areas of expertise required but not limited to include, General Counsel issues, Legal Risk Management; Policy Development; Regulatory Compliance; Corporate Governance, Commercial and contractual matters; general procurement and litigation and ADR.Additionally, provides advisory 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, DP and Privacy, IPRs, Anti-Competition, Anti-Corruption and Bribery, AML/CFT, Environmental law, Corporate Governance Code. Ensures that all statutory, compliance, contractual and other legal documentation are filed in the appropriate document management system to ensure proper audits and internal controls.
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 eight (8) 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.
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.