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Job #741: Latin America Region Business Counsel - Sao Paolo, Brazil (4-6-18)

  • Job Title: Latin American Region Business Counsel
  • Location: Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Salary: Market negotiable

Job Description:

Point-person for the delivery of commercial legal services to business clients in Latin America Region (LAR), liaising cross-regionally and cross-functionally to manage the commercial legal affairs of, and provide strategic and commercial legal advice to, business clients in areas including the following: 

  • Negotiate, prepare, revise and terminate commercial contracts including, but not limited to, sales and rebate contracts, distributor and agency contracts, and toll manufacturing contracts
  • Provide antitrust legal counsel on business matters including, but not limited to, pricing announcements, trade association activity and other potential forums for competitor interaction, distribution network management, product lead times and analysis of proposed deals
  • Facilitate settlement of customer pre-suit litigation claims; manage matters in IP and other litigation
  • Provide legal counsel on product issues, business models and strategies in areas including, but not limited to, product supply/shortages, new product development, product discontinuation, advertising, business risk review, route-to-market, and marketing and sales strategies
  • Key participant on business clients’ M&A deal teams, provide legal counsel in connection with the establishment and management of joint ventures and other commercial relationships
  • Provide legal counsel on matters relating to debtor/creditor rights; facilitate resolution of collection and bankruptcy matters
  • Provide front-line counsel for business clients on the Solenis Global Standards of Business Conduct and compliance questions and issues relating to, for example, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; provide proactive compliance training
  • Manage front-line legal inquiries of employment and benefits, intellectual property and environmental/health/safety issues; liaise with, and solicit advice from, specialists in those functional areas to address legal inquiries
  • Provide advice regarding works council and union matters; meet and negotiate with works councils and unions
  • Provide LAR corporate governance support; officer and/or directorships
  • Retain outside counsel; manage outside counsel’s delivery of legal services (substantive content and cost oversight)

Required Skills/Experience/Education:

  • Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Law degree; attorney in good standing
  • Eight or more years of law firm and/or in-house practice providing counsel to global business
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; past experience advising executive leadership team members
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex legal concepts in a simple and concise way furthering Company’s business/strategic objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and influence change across businesses, functions, geographies and levels with a global and customer-focused mindset
  • Adept at driving new ideas and changing direction quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly developed critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience in both publicly traded and private equity owned environments preferred
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally, as needed

Interestetd candidates should contact Michelle Sparks at: Mmsparks@solenis.com.  Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to copy Nkrumah Pierre, nkrumah.pierre@eisneramper.com, and Jennifer Rosener, jennifer.rosener@eisneramper.com, on your email.