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Our client, a diversified global company, is seeking a Commercial Counsel to join its operations in Central New Jersey. This lawyer will provide pragmatic, strategic and day-to-day legal advice and support to executives, business management and operational personnel of an integrated global precious metals refining, manufacturing and commodities trading business with an emphasis on precious and base metals, including counsel on a broad array of legal and risk management issues (e.g., antitrust law, contracts, and commodities markets regulatory matters) and counsel and guidance on the full range of commercial disputes and regulatory enforcement actions arising in the business.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Advise the relevant credit, risk management, and other control functions;
Manage relations with outside legal advisers;
Coordinate with regional legal teams regarding legal and regulatory issues that impact their respective region;
Monitor changes to existing or new business practices and products to ensure that compliance guidance, training and oversight are adjusted accordingly;
Lead negotiations, help structure transactions and draft transactional documents, including, toll refining agreements, salts and solutions sales agreements, margining agreements, and ISDA master agreements, working as required with in-house and outside subject matter experts;
Develop templates, policies and procedures to support physical and OTC trading activities;
Identify issues requiring, and establish and manage, cross-functional teams (e.g., intellectual property, tax and litigation counsel, risk management, finance and EH&S) to ensure complete and efficient resolution of all matters/transactions;
Provide compliance and legal training on relevant laws, regulations, company policies, procedures and legal issues to meet the clients’ needs; and
Lead or support compliance related projects as and when required.
J.D. from and accredited U.S. law school;
Admitted to practice in New Jersey or, if qualified in another U.S. jurisdiction, having the ability to practice law in-house in New Jersey;
at least 5+ years of experience working in a law firm, and practicing as in-house counsel for a metal refining, chemical manufacturing or commodities trading company;
Extensive experience analyzing, preparing and conducting negotiations for a broad array of commercial transactions;
Proficiency in one or more of the following areas is required: manufacturing agreements, insolvency; and international transactions (familiarity with antitrust law and commodities markets regulations a plus);
Familiarity with ISDAs and EFRPs;
Strong negotiation and communication skills (written and oral) are required;
A commitment to client service in a fast-paced business environment;
Demonstrated well-developed real-world business judgment;
Demonstrated ability to effectively influence and communicate and interact with all levels of personnel and management;
Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders;
A team-oriented, collaborative work style;
Initiative and the ability to work independently and make autonomous decisions;
Strong interpersonal skills;
A desire to learn new and challenging areas of the law; and
The ability to manage a diverse workload and work under pressure with tight deadlines.
Internal Number: CNSL 1091
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