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Our client is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the following position on
contract for a period of 2 - 3 years.
The Legal Manager is charged with the responsibility of
providing a range of legal services in support of the client's
operations, in a dynamic and highly-creative environment.
Provides legal advice and legal opinions with a view to
protecting the company from legal liability, safeguarding
the company from claims and litigation and promoting
compliance with Company Laws and Statutory
Procures legal research, interprets laws, ordinances,
regulations and by-laws relating to the company's legal
Drafts all contracts, leases and other legal documents,
and assists in providing the necessary training and
exposure on various legal issues through seminars and
Reviews and provides advice on Deeds of Lease, Lease
Agreements, Deeds of Conveyance and other legal
Participates in negotiations with attorneys representing
landlords, private companies and the State on term and
conditions of Lease Agreements, tenancies, contracts and
Determines compliance to contracts and the need for
amendment or extension of clauses and advises the CEO.
Provides assistance to, and liaises with external counsel
as required, to obtain legal opinions or to handle claims
Provides appropriate legal assistance to internal
departments, and monitors freelance contracts.
Appears on behalf of the client before the Courts of Law
Avails legal interpretation expertise as and when required.
Manages the legal department, and monitors performance
Drafts and manages policies on due diligence, political
broadcasting, responding to requests for information
pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act and
communicating with external clients.
Negotiates, prepares and reviews and implements
various contracts to support the functions of the
Maintains the company's records in keeping with
Manages relationship and ensures compliance with
Copyright Organization of Trinidad and Tobago and
Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ensures compliance with the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act.
Ensures that all legal issues are handled expeditiously.
A Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) and Legal Education
Certificate (LEC) experience.
Seven (7) years experience at corporate level.
Member of Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of the trends and developments in
Media law as it relates to the Broadcast and Media
In-depth knowledge of corporate and commercial law.
Excellent legal drafting skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent conceptual, analytical, critical-thinking and
Excellent negotiating, mediation and advocacy skills.
Good team building and organization skills.
Knowledge of the Government's strategic vision and
Ensures that the company meets all statutory obligations
pursuant to its concession and enforces compliance by
concessionaires with respect to Government Broadcast
Provides internal legal advice for management of on-going
service providers and drafts legally sound contracts and
Interested persons should submit their applications and
Curriculum Vitae by September 30, 2013 to:
"KPMG Recruitment -- Legal Manager"
Tel: (868) 623-1081 ext. 4632
Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.
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A man walks through
the empty Hacker
Pschorr beer tent
for the 180th
festival in Munich,
southern Germany, on
Monday. The world's
largest beer festival
will be held from
Saturday to October 6,
and will be attended
by millions of visitors.
BERLIN---Angela Merkel warned cheering sup-
porters in the eastern city of Magdeburg yesterday
not to split their vote to save her Free Democratic
(FDP) coalition partners, in a sign of raw nerves
ahead of a tightly-contested German election on
"We are separate parties with different policies
and we have no votes to give away," she told a rally
in an old market square packed with supporters wav-
ing "Angie" posters and eating ice in her party s
orange campaign colours.
The chancellor is worried her supporters will split
their two votes---one for a constituency member of
parliament, one for a party list---between her Christian
Democrats (CDU) and the FDP as they have in pre-
vious votes with her tacit encouragement.
If the CDU and FDP do not get enough votes to
continue their centre-right coalition, Merkel will
have to revive the grand coalition with the Social
Democrats (SPD) that she led from 2005-2009. Nei-
ther partnership is without difficulties.
"Merkel has done well in the last years. To be
honest it would be good to see her rule alone, but
realistically I d much prefer it was with the FDP than
the SPD," said Markus Wylega, a 22-year-old student.
Free-marketeering and socially libertarian, the
small FDP has served in most German governments
since 1949, at times with such influence that it was
dubbed the tail that wags the dog.
But its survival in parliament in Berlin is in doubt
after it crashed out of Bavaria s assembly in an election
last Sunday, falling well short of the five per cent
required to win seats.
Far from offering their allies a helping hand, Merkel s
conservatives have stepped up their campaign for
both votes, haunted by a shock defeat in a Lower
Saxony state election in January, when the FDP suc-
cessfully siphoned off CDU support.
In past polls, a tactical second vote for the FDP has
helped it clear the five per cent hurdle and keep a
centre-right coalition. Now the CDU is trying to stamp
out the practice, not least because it faces another
challenge from an anti-euro party, the Alliance for
Germany, which could also grab conservative votes.
"I ve never seen coalition partners fight each other
for the same voters like this," said Hans Vorlaender,
a political scientist at Dresden University. "It s an
act of desperation for the FDP to beg so openly for
CDU votes. The CDU got burned before about vote
splitting and has learned its lesson." (Reuters)
tough on ally
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves during an
election campaign event of the German Christian
Democratic Union (CDU) in Duderstadt, central
Germany, on Monday. AP PHOTO
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