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Job Title:  Legal Counsel

Job Number:  36161

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT GBS PAKISTAN IS LOOKING FOR A LEGAL COUNSEL

SENIORITY LEVEL: Senior Management Level

FUNCTION: Legal & External Affairs

LOCATION: Lahore

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

This role is responsible in leading and managing legal and regulatory risks of the company's business operations in all aspects and safeguarding the company's legitimate business rights to pursue strategic objectives

Reports to: Senior Legal Counsel

Reporting Level: Individual contributor

Geographic Scope: BAT GBS PK

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Ensuring robust corporate governance is in place for internal compliance and to manage corporate secretarial works.
  • Delivering and ensuring the legal team delivers high quality legal support to the Company through the application of excellent counseling,

drafting and negotiation skills

  • Providing pragmatic and strategic advice and support to the Company and relevant functions, locally and globally.
  • Taking a leading role in problem-solving and decision-making in all areas of the business, and consistently working to minimize and manage commercial and legal risks.
  • Managing the relevant legal budgets and ensuring optimal use of legal resources to support business and strategic objectives.
  • Providing overall legal advice and service to the entire organization in a manner which advances its business objectives while effectively managing relevant risks.
  • Proactively providing pragmatic and sound advice to support the Company's commercial and corporate activities.
  • Structuring, negotiating, drafting and advising on execution of all transactions including but not limited to Global Business Services and other business operations.

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Pakistan qualified lawyer (called to the Pakistan Bar) with a minimum of 6 years post qualification experience, gained at an international or reputable local law firm, and with  in-house counsel experience for a major multi-national company. Additional legal qualifications or experience dealing with common law jurisdictions, particularly the UK, would be an advantage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Additional languages are an advantage.
  • Significant experience and expertise in commercial, corporate and technology laws and practice, with a proven track record of advising on complex contractual and other legal matters.
  • Excellent legal drafting skills.
  • Compliance and employment law experience is an added advantage.
  • Strong negotiation and project management skills, and ability to plan, anticipate and manage priorities to optimise output and enhance the effectiveness of commercial solutions.

 

WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

 

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


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