Moody’s Local Legal Counsel
Job Description Experienced senior Peruvian lawyer to be based in Lima, Peru and handle legal matters throughout Latin America. The successful candidate will have legal responsibility for all Moody's Local issues / projects throughout Latin America. The role requires a self-starter willing to operate with minimal supervision.
Key responsibilities include:
- Oversight of legal matters of Moody's Local (corporate, commercial, regulatory, litigation, etc.) in Peru, Panama and other Latin American jurisdictions, working closely with the external counsel and senior management of Moody's
- Assisting Moody's commercial team by negotiating and drafting amendments to standard customer contracts with Moody's Local customers and assisting with governmental tenders
- Involvement in Moody's Local strategic Latin American-focused projects and advising senior management on key issues
- Assisting with review of / advising on Moody's Local regulatory issues
- Advising on Moody's Local corporate transactions and new product initiatives, working with various teams including Moody's Local commercial team
- Assisting with similar matters across the Latin American region on an as-needed basis
- Liaising with and managing external counsel
- Limited travel within Latin America as required
- At least 10-15 years' experience in a Peruvian/Latin American private practice law firm / working in a multi-national financial services company, with extensive experience of handling Peruvian/Latin American legal matters
- Experience working in an international environment
- Experience working with senior individuals
- Knowledge of financial services products / markets desired
- Fluency in written and spoken English/Spanish
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
- Strong communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Ability to innovatively approach legal issues to achieve corporate strategic objectives
- Excellent administration, project management and document management skills
- Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
- Flexible approach
- Ability to multitask and prioritise effectively
- Ability to quickly grasp diverse and complex issues
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