Country Legal Counsel (Ukraine)


The Country Counsel is accountable for management of complex/critical/large professional disciplinary areas. Leads and directs a team of professionals. Requires a comprehensive understanding of multiple areas within a function and how they interact in order to achieve the objectives of the function. Applies in-depth understanding of the business impact of technical contributions. Commercial awareness is a necessity. Generally accountable for delivery of a full range of services to one or more businesses/ geographic regions. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level. Some external communication may be necessary. Accountable for the end results of an area. Exercises control over resources, policy formulation and planning. Primarily affects a sub-function. Involved in short- to medium-term planning of actions and resources for own area. Full management responsibility of a team or multiple teams, including management of people, budget and planning, to include performance evaluation, compensation, hiring, disciplinary actions and terminations and budget approval.Responsibilities: Serves as Country Counsel Manages & supports the Legal function providing support and guidance to the local businesses and to all Citi functions on all aspects of local & Citigroup Legal related matters Ensures full compliance of all local Citigroup products and structures with local Law, as in force, and where applicable with international standards Ensures continuity and management of legal operations of Citigroup in the region as it pertains to local licenses and all other types of Corporate Governance, including company secretarial roles, as well as compliance with local regulatory requirements Advises the CCO on business and Franchise Legal issues Interfaces with Regulators Ensures consistency of Citigroup policies with local legal requirements Escalates all issues to designated Division Counsel that are of importance within the role Participate in the local Management committees Management and coordination of the provision of external legal services Liaise with compliance in the development, updating and presentation of training materials related to local laws and regulations Assists overseas colleagues engaged in projects and deals involving local laws and regulations Manages and organizes the handling of litigation cases in which Citigroup entities are involved as defendants or claimants Manage the functioning of the Legal Department Drafts and implements local legal policies and procedures Drafts, amend and approve the list of external legal counsels used by Citigroup locally Manages several relationship with external legal counsels Reviews customer complaints that could develop into legal actions or have regulatory implications Provide solution-oriented legal support and assistance to the local businesses in accordance with strategic business needs and applicable regulatory and legal requirements Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards. Qualifications: 10+ years of experience Excellent leadership, interpersonal, relationship management skills Excellent written, verbal, problem solving and analytical skills Effective negotiation skills and ability to maintain effective relationships Qualification in Ukrainian law. Education: Bachelors/University degree, Master’s degree preferred.

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