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Legal Counsel - International Trade Law (Global Energy Firm)

Company: Leonid Group Ltd
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global energy company within an established trade compliance function as they look to further strengthen and develop the department. You will be the Trade Compliance Counsel for the US region, as well as being involved with certain global projects, reporting directly to the Global Head of Ethics, Trade, and Compliance.

  • Take ownership of the Sanctions & Trade Compliance matters from a Legal perspective in the US.
  • Update and maintain the Trade Compliance Business Practice and Guidance in connection to Sanctions and Trade Compliance processes implemented in the Region.
  • Work and advice the business of any impact resulted from export controls & sanctions regulations.
  • Develop and roll out Trade Compliance training (across different levels of the Geozone, as needed).
  • Interact with government regulators and customs agencies, as needed.
  • Lead internal investigations & disclosures to government agencies in relation to potential export control/sanctions issues.
  • Actively monitor regulatory developments & enforcement of global trends in the area of export controls & sanctions.
  • Work closely with other Shared Practices as Sales & BD, Legal, Tax, Supply Chain, Logistics, A&I, and Finance teams to advise and conduct customs/trade compliance assessments.
  • Work closely with the Operations teams (Product Lines at all levels) across the Organization.
  • Timely report and escalate any issue or matter arising in the Region to her/his Director. This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required. Some duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
    • Law Degree from an Accredited Institution.
    • 3-6+ years of Trade Compliance experience in Multinational Corporations, Big 4, or Law Firms in supporting/upgrading the logistics and trade compliance function in an organization.
    • Expertise in Oil Industry preferably.
    • Wide experience with Trade Compliance programs, Economic Sanctions concepts and its requirements, and screening process, denied parties identification, etc.
    • Subject matter expert on export controls, customs regimes, classification, valuation, incoterms, rules of origin.
    • General knowledge and understanding of local and international anti-corruption laws with the focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act, antitrust laws.
    • Strong focus on compliance and process improvements.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced international environment handling multiple projects with tight deadlines.
    • Strong personal commitment to ethics and integrity
    • Well organized and able to manage multiple concurrent tasks.
    • Ability to create and maintain strong business relationships.
    • Periodic international and domestic travel required.
    • Effective written and verbal communications skills in English. Fluency in multiple languages is a plus
    • Familiarity with JD Edwards, SAP or equivalent ERP systems
      The Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy that specialises in the placement of Legal, Compliance, Trade Compliance & Ethics professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Legal and compliance are both global, with teams worldwide, and our network reflects this. We work with multinational corporations to help structure their departments with the best people, from the Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to the Compliance Analyst and Trade Compliance Specialist

Keywords: Leonid Group Ltd, Houston , Legal Counsel - International Trade Law (Global Energy Firm), Legal , Houston, Texas

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