general counsel and head of compliance

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As part of an exciting period of change and transition within the new ownership structure, our business partner is seeking to hire a General Counsel and Head of Compliance to take the lead in legal regulatory compliance and business integrity, working with senior management to maintain – and further strengthen – the Group’s existing high standards in these areas.

Working with CEO and Board to determine, develop implement relevant legal strategies and actions. Oversees all legal matters.
Develop, lead, and manage a Legal Compliance function.
Provide legal counsel and advice to CEO management, the board and shareholder, and other parts of the business upon request across the business ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts.
Work closely with the CFO and other members of senior management on primarily debt/project financing transactions (and others where necessary) providing critical legal input and helping to coordinate external counsel.
Manage relationships (including budgets) with relevant external legal advisors/counsel, using judgment to gain external counsel, legal review and advice.
Works with Human Resources director and oversees all material employment litigation matters.
Responsible for managing any litigation with stakeholders that includes members of the public/ external bodies, community etc.
Presenting to the board of directors and Audit Risk committee as directed and making recommendations to manage key Legal Compliance issues.
The role will be responsible for overseeing the effective communication the group’s approach to business integrity/ethics amongst employees and relevant external stakeholders.
Responsible for leading annual risk integrity assessment in order to identify and prioritize the internal and external business integrity risks (such as fraud or corruption) faced by the Company.
Responsible for regular assessment of the effectiveness of the Policies, and for making any adjustments considering this assessment.
Monitors developments in relevant laws and regulations which might have an impact on the company’s business.
Feeding compliance and business integrity elements into the internal audit program to ensure that gaps in compliance are identified.
Hiring, running and developing a diverse high performing legal team.


Knowledgeable and experienced legal practitioner with strong experience of working in complex/technical/regulated businesses.
Previous General Counsel experience ideally with some international shareholder exposure.
15+ years’ of in-house or external legal counsel experience, and of providing legal counsel support to businesses of similar complexity to the group.
Utility experience highly desirable, but experiences supporting similar sector/businesses is essential.
Expertise in contracts management and working with external counsel and other key stakeholders.
Experienced and knowledgeable in the area of business integrity and business compliance, with strong understand of various relevant commercial risks (including fraud, bribery corruption risk) and the corresponding domestic and international regulatory environment.
Experience navigating other key legal, regulatory and reputational risks such as in relation to sanctions regimes, personal data and information security.
Experience of managing complex internal and external litigation matters.
Prior experience managing legal documentation process and negotiating legal documentation on debt financing transactions. (and any other types of transactions)
Proven credentials and experience in the development and leadership of legal compliance function.
Fluent spoken and written Turkish and English, and familiar with both Turkish and international corporate culture.
Strong risk management and mitigation skills.
Previous Board exposure and experience with corporate secretarial matters. (including formalities related to board matters)
The highest standards of professional ethics and integrity, and a passion for driving and maintaining excellence in integrity across an organization.
Excellence in legal knowledge, drafting and negotiation.
Communication skills, especially working with a multidisciplinary commercial team and the legal team.
Ability to effectively manage external legal counsel.
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