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General Counsel - Maritime

Taylor Root
England, London, City of London
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

Job Details

The Opportunity

Taylor Root is retained by a Maritime industry leader with an incredibly rich heritage to appoint their next General Counsel.

The business is undergoing huge transformational change and are seeking a talented and experienced General Counsel to join their dynamic leadership team. In this broad executive role, you will provide comprehensive legal support and strategic direction, across all areas of the business and a variety of global jurisdictions, ensuring the business operates at the highest standards.

About the Role:

  • Proactively support the business' goals and reputation through timely legal and governance services.
  • Lead on complex legal matters impacting various areas of the business, including providing legal advisory and legal affairs, litigation, and the management of claims handling for the group.
  • Oversee the governance and of provision of company secretarial services for all Group companies ensuring that all statutory filing requirements are made across all jurisdictions.
  • Responsibility for the legal compliance of all group companies, including

compliance with Bribery Act legislation, anti-money laundering, EU & UK GDPR and antitrust legislation, sanctions, anti-slavery and human trafficking,

  • Oversight for the regular maintenance and review of the enterprise risk register.
  • Responsibility for the procurement and management of all insurance (marine and non-marine) including any negotiation of insurance.

Who You Are:

You will need to be a seasoned legal leader with a minimum of 15+ PQE. You must have experience of working in-house as a lawyer within the maritime and shipping industry at an international business. You will possess a breadth of technical knowledge across commercial, corporate, litigation, compliance and company secretarial matters.

As this is a leadership role you will need to have a track record of operating at this level, possessing strong communication and management skills. You must be adaptable and able to deliver pragmatic, solutions focused legal advice that enables business growth whilst mitigating risk.

This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in a rapidly changing environment. If you are a highly motivated, senior legal professional seeking a challenging, transformational, and rewarding role, we encourage you to apply.

Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.

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Established in the 1980s, Taylor Root is now widely recognised as being one of the world’s leading legal recruiters. Operating out of offices in the UK, Dubai, Asia and Australia, we are ideally placed to assist law firms, banks and companies with their legal recruitment on an international basis. Taylor Root has a strong track record in the recruitment of: Heads of legal and legal advisers; Law firm associates and partners; Contract/locum lawyers; Paralegals; Company secretaries and Compliance professionals.

We regularly recruit for positions in all of the following regions: Western and Eastern Europe; The Middle East; Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, mainland China and Bangkok; Australia and New Zealand, across The Caribbean and Offshore locations. .

In areas such as Project Finance, Derivatives or Capital Markets, where an international search is appropriate, our offices aim to provide truly global coverage and deliver a comprehensive candidate shortlist.

Through hard work, a professional and ethical approach, and not being afraid to be objective, Taylor Root continues to foster excellent, long-term candidate and client relationships throughout all of its offices.

Taylor Root is a member of The SR Group. The SR Group is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to raising standards in the business environments that we serve. The sectors we cover include tax, legal, human resources, marketing, professional support and executive search, dealing with a substantial number of the world's leading professional partnerships, multi-national corporations and international banking groups as well as small to medium sized developing organisations.

For more information please contact your nearest office:

5 Fleet Place


T: +44 (0)20 7415 2828

Suite 614, Liberty House
P.O. Box 506739
Dubai, UAE
T: +9714 448 7770

1918 Hutchison House
10 Harcourt Road Central
Hong Kong
T: +852 2973 6333

Level 15, Prudential Tower
30 Cecil Street
Singapore 049712

T: +65 6420 0500

Level 12, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
T: +61 (0)2 9236 9000

Level 4
520 Collins Street
Victoria, 3000
T: +61 (0)3 8610 8400

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