Date: 19 October 2021

Deadline: 18 November 2021

Work conditions: Full time
Location: Baku
Legal Manager
  • Managing oversight and direction of the work of legal assistants (interns), junior lawyers, lawyers and senior lawyers
  • Assigning tasks for performance of client inquiries
  • Revision of completed tasks and deliverables
  • Client management (day to day follow-up, client meetings, etc.)
  • Conducting comprehensive legal research and preparation of legal opinions
  • Carrying out presentations on ad hoc legal issues where necessary
  • Conduction of due diligence, labour, ABC and other types of audits when and where necessary
  • Advice on corporate structuring
  • Directing and timely addressing client inquiries
  • Management of independent projects
  • Training new staff
  • Develop a close professional working relationship with the management and employees
  • Management of court cases or attendance in the hearings where necessary
  • Review, draft and negotiation of major agreements
  • Translation of complex commercial/legal scenarios into simple language and action plans
  • Liaison with relevant State authorities, if necessary

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree (LL.M) is a must.
  • Ideal candidate would have either bachelor or master’s degree from a foreign university (from UK or US)
  • Preferably 7-10 years of law firm experience

Communication Skills

  • Effective listener - able to listen carefully and comprehend all given instructions
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills – able to express ideas concisely, unambiguously and consistently

Analytical Skills

  • Excellent demonstrated analytical skills; able to spot legal issues and risks in a given transaction
  • Ability and maturity to make independent judgement

Core Skills and Competencies

  • A person with the right attitude, ambitious but with realistic in expectations
  • High ethical and professional standards
  • Ability to meet the tight deadlines and to work hard when necessary
  • Fluency in Azerbaijani and English (both written and spoken); Russian would be an asset
  • Effective computer literacy
  • Ability to plan and organise work unsupervised
  • Excellent team-player, respects and supports fellow colleagues
  • Able to work directly with clients without supervision

Pay and Benefits

  • Competitive salary will be offered to a good candidate based on skills and experience
  • Medical insurance at a reputable insurance company will be provided
  • Bonuses may be offered depending on the annual billing time (to be discussed and agreed)
  • Good training opportunities both locally and overseas
  • Interest-free long-term loans may also be provided to help finance legal education (to be agreed)
  • Employees will also be eligible to get loans from local bank based on terms agreed with such banks
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