The in-house counsel will provide support the company with legal analysis, research and drafting while working in a corporate setting. The position will address issues including corporate governance and compliance (FCPA), contracts and international law, Human Resources, immigration, mergers and acquisitions or other practice areas related to international mining operations. Attorney will contribute with effective negotiation skills, collaborative contribution as part of a team and working with individuals from different backgrounds and functional areas of expertise.
Draft, review and negotiate contracts and other agreements.
Draft presentations and assist in international compliance training.
Provides legal support and advice to the operations and corporate office in legal matters.
Analyze and identify legal risks and their implications.
Draft memos on key issues as requested.
Ensure the company policies and activities are in compliance with law.
Remain current in terms of new business laws and regulations applicable to the company.
Manage and coordinate legal work done by outside counsel to develop solutions for business and legal issues.
Keep management aware of new regulations that may have implications to the Company.
Provide support to Human Resources regarding immigration matters.
Provide advice and support to ensure good corporate governance functions for the Company.
Performs other duties as required
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education and Experience
Bar certification; with seven (7) years of relevant post-bar professional experience
Licensed in an appropriate jurisdiction
Excellent analytical, research and presentation skills
Demonstrates initiative, organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure
Strong oral and written communication skills in English
Must be able to demonstrate our core values of safety, integrity, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, and respect
Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
Preferred Education and Experience
Experience in a corporate setting in mining or related industries is beneficial.
Experience working in an international setting is highly desirable.
Ability to speak French, Mandarin and/or Portuguese is a plus.
Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
Position is in a busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by an elevator
Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
CMOC International promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws
CMOC International is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.
CMOC International, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMOC, is a natural resources company focused on operating the international mining and mineral processing holdings of CMOC, including operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazil, and Australia. Our world-class operations produce copper, cobalt, niobium, and phosphates. Our diverse portfolio of long-life assets positions us to address the world’s need for high quality metals and minerals.