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Legal Specialist/Junior Counsel. Russian Speaking.

United Kingdom
Industry Legal
Location United Kingdom
Job Type Permanent
Salary £55000 — £65000 per annum
Package Discretionary bonus structure available
Date 12 September 2018

Our client is an international consultancy firm specialising in providing consultancy and advisory services in asset acquisition and management. The company is currently looking for a Russian Speaking Legal Specialist/Junior Legal Counsel.

Objective: Providing legal support to the company’s senior legal specialists and company clients

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting and arranging for execution of various documents relating to intergroup financing (intercompany loans, BOD resolutions)
  • Drafting and arranging for execution of corporate documents (BOD resolutions and POAs) of the legal entities of the clients
  • Coordination of work of local external and internal legal counsels
  • Developing and assisting with the implementation of standard documentation
  • Assisting with drafting and negotiating contract documentation under English law or other common law jurisdictions. Examples:

o the management contract with hotel operators in hospitality projects

o EPC contract for hotel development

o financing and security documentation in respect of the delivery of offshore drilling rigs

o Share SPA, SHA, share pledges, options and other similar documents relating to various projects

o project financing documents

  • Assisting with the restructuring of the client’s groups of companies
  • Making tenders to hire external legal and tax counsel when appropriate.
  • Legal support of company’s operations

o office lease

o insurance

o employment matters

o corporate etc.

  • Setting up and following legislation changes monitoring and KYC in the UK
  • Assisting chief legal with reviewing various Russian law documents prepared by Russian legal counsel


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English law
  • Ideally Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Russian law
  • Minimum 3 years at a law firm or strong in-house with a substantial “hands-on” experience in corporate, M&A and contractual matters.
  • Proficient knowledge of UK law
  • preferably proficient knowledge of Russian law
  • Advanced computer literacy, experience with Google for Work (or any other cloud-based applications) is a plus
  • Must speak up-to-native standard of Russian and English
  • Good knowledge and understanding of all main UK law institutions (warranties, indemnities etc.) and ability to verify contractual and other documents from a UK law perspective and identify any risks including non-enforceable provisions
  • Ability to draft and negotiate legal and commercial documents under English law or other common law systems (eg., Cypriot laws) and identify limited key areas where external advice is required
  • Critical thinking; ability to identify commercial issues in addition to purely legal issues
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Accurate and with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Result oriented

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