Legal Counsel

Panama City, Panama
Reference No: 15988

What's the role?

We are looking for a Legal Counsel who can join our legal team!

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service.

With some 29,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

Support on legal and compliance matters in Latin America.
Standardize, Draft, review, negotiate, and advise on commercial/sale contracts, procurement contracts, software contracts, Co-operation Agreements, legal document
with internal and external customers across the Region according to global policies and rules. Development and implementation of polices for Latin America Region.
Trains/instructs Hilti members about legal and compliance topics to create legal awareness.
Provide legal advice on commercial, contractual issues, litigation/dispute management, employment/labor law matters, corporate law, regulatory compliance and proactive risk management advice & training. Provide legal support and strategic advice on new opportunities and in development of large projects around the region.
Manage external counsel in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Advise the business and managers on compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding environmental protection, privacy, corporate law, competition and restrictive trade practices, ethics and business conduct.
Manage corporate registers and records for the group companies in the region and ensure compliance with applicable companies/corporation laws.
Support the implementation of the Compliance Plan annually.
Support all Local compliance officers in the region. Support internal audit in legal and compliance topics.

We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you’ve never worked in construction, that’s fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, regardless of your background.

What you need is:

  • At least 3 years of experience as Legal Counsel
  • English advanced and Portuguese (Preferible)
  • Self driven, proactive and learning agility skills.

Come and join our team!

“There’s a real family spirit and you can literally knock on any director’s door at any time. Also your line manager will work very hard to help you develop your skills, both professionally and personally.”

- Amer, Key Projects Manager

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