Legal Counsel (Telecom Operator Background)

Networkers International
Kabul, Afghanistan

Ref: HP977-1025
Networkers International

The Role


The Role


One of my clients, a leading Telecom Operator in Afghanistan, is looking for a Legal Counsel from a telco background.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Legal Counsel will primarily work on commercial matters reporting to the General Counsel. She/He will negotiate, review and draft complex agreements, international roaming and interconnection agreements, vendor supply contracts and lease agreements of an aggregate value of ten millions of dollars annually. She/He will also provide legal support to the company regarding contract interpretation and guidance regarding all forms of dispute resolution. A significant part of the job will be to liaise with the Afghan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority on matters related to the company’s license, compliance and the Afghan Telecom Law as well as with the Government of Afghanistan on matters related to taxation, new legislation and public policy. In addition, it is expected that she/he will devote approximately 10% of his/her time towards training Afghan staff.

Requirements


Requirements


Qualifications & Experience:

• Law degree from a recognized law school
• Active bar status or equivalent;
• 4-6 years recognized commercial law firm and/or recognized in-house commercial counsel experience;
• Experience in negotiation and drafting high value commercial agreements, vendor supply contracts, international roaming agreements, national and international interconnection agreements;
• Experience of dealing with a regulatory agency and/or public policy work;
• Experience as a company secretary – drafting minutes, board resolutions etc;
• Experience of managing a team with a number of direct reports;
• Experience of working in an international, multi-cultured, international environment;
• Whilst we value candidates with a telecommunications background our search is not restricted to telecoms only, we are looking for complex commercial contractual experience within a blue-chip environment.

About the Company


About the Company


Networkers International now fully own SNS Consultancy FZ LLC, so will now be trading as such and is now fully integrated into the 11 country global footprint of Networkers International Plc.

Within the Middle East we continue to offer our clients and candidates extremely high levels of service across the IT, Telecommunications, Engineering, Construction, Energy and Homeland Security sectors, each covered by teams that specialise in their given area.
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