TRT WORLD – LEGAL SPECIALIST

Location: Istanbul

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Legal Specialist will draft and negotiate contracts, conduct legal research and prepare memoranda, guidelines, training, educational materials and other written product in support of the business.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafts and reviews contracts and provides guidance on contract standards.
  • Participates in contract negotiations.
  • Identifies, analyzes, researches, and resolves complex legal and business process issues and makes appropriate recommendations.
  • Identifies risk, determines the level of risk and routes appropriately.
  • Consults on legal and business provisions. 
  • Monitors compliance with internal business and legal processes and policies.
  • Prepares contract summaries and/or issues lists.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of business units, strategy, and operational model.

KEY SKILLS

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct complex initiatives in a self-directed manner, with minimal oversight by attorneys, and to deliver superior results in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with broad spectrum of business unit attorneys, compliance officers and business unit representatives.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple, ongoing initiatives and efficiently re-prioritize such responsibilities, as may be required in a changing business environment.
  • Communicate openly, clearly, and completely (including excellent written skills). 
  • Ability to work effectively and integrity of the Legal and Compliance organization and the Company. 
  • Effectively utilize processes and procedures for various legal functions; including coordination with attorneys and other stakeholders to manage workflow and ensure projects are timely and accurately completed.
  • Communicate and enforce existing rules for Legal and Compliance department processes; and provide a conduit for resolution of legal issues/questions. 
  • Understand the operations of internal business partners and the strategic goals of the company; oversee the drafting of legal documents accordingly. 
  • Anticipate problems and initiate action to ensure that work is delivered timely, efficiently, and accurately. 
  • Work on complex problems of broad scope where analysis of situations or information requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Work in collaboration with the business unit attorneys, and exercise independent judgment in escalating issues within broadly defined practices and policies. 
  • Interface with various internal business units and effectively manage relationships with those internal business units.

KEY REQUIREMENTS, EDUCATION

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Turkish. (Arabic is a plus)