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  • Legal Manager Latam

  • Location: Brazil, São Paulo
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Ref: 809288/001
  • Managed by: Jade Barbosa

Legal Manager Latam

Purpose of the position

Reporting to the General Counsel, this professional will be responsible for supporting the business strategy and business operations by giving pro-active, professional, competent, (cost) effective and creative legal support and advice, acting as a trusted and value adding business partner for legal entities located in Sao Paulo covering the LatAm region.


  • To anticipate and manage the (legal) risks connected with or resulting from the business strategy and operations

  • To secure compliance of business operations from Sao Paulo and LatAm region with relevant laws and regulations

  • To pro-actively create and maintain awareness of business employees for (compliance with) relevant laws and regulations

  • To actively support the company values, code of conduct and corporate requirements.

Complexity of the position

  • Transformation of the role beyond legal function to that of business partnership

  • M&A projects: mergers & acquisitions transactions, divestments, due diligence etc.

  • Must be able to deliver and organize high-level work under (time) pressure and must be able to guide and instruct external counsel, ensuring that the needs and interests of the Company are being met.

Knowledge and educational level

  • Degree of Master of Law from a recognized university and admitted to the Brazilian Bar or the Bar of a country in LatAm

  • Familiar with legal regulations specific to various countries in the region

  • Excellent drafting skills & negotiation skills

  • Legal business achievements in an international/LatAm environment

  • Excellent organisational skills, priority setting, timing and flexibility

  • High language proficiency in Brazilian and English; preferably advanced Spanish

Required level of experiences

  • At least 8 years' experience as Senior legal counsel

  • M&A experience

  • Professional experience in several LatAm countries

  • Open minded personality with a very good business acumen

  • Able to ensure legal compliance/providing legal support/manage external counsel in region

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Role managed by: Jade Barbosa
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