Great Panther Mining Limited
The VP Legal will be based in Vancouver with some travel to the Company’s operations in Peru, Mexico and Brazil required. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the VP Legal will be part of the management team and will provide oversight and management of corporate and subsidiary legal matters. The VP Legal will also be responsible for the corporate secretary function with the support of the Assistant Corporate Secretary.
The VP Legal will be a qualified lawyer (practicing member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia or other provincial equivalent). The successful candidate will have experience in corporate, commercial and securities law, and experience in managing legal affairs in foreign jurisdictions, particularly in Latin America. Experience in legal aspects of M&A and corporate finance are also important qualifications.
Great Panther offers a very attractive compensation package which includes eligibility for annual corporate bonuses, share-based compensation, flexible work arrangements and a very competitive benefits package.
Prepare and review contracts and proposals;
Coordinate with and manage external counsel in Canada and other countries;
Provide legal advice and support to the Board of Directors and the management team;
Management of legal claims and litigation matters;
Draft, review and negotiate agreements, contracts and policies;
Oversee all Company filings under relevant securities legislation and with stock exchanges;
Ensure compliance under relevant laws, company policies and regulatory authorities are met;
Oversee global contract management systems;
Monitor and ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates;
Lead AGM meeting process including the completion of the Information Circular and proxy materials;
Oversee maintenance of corporate records, including minutes and resolutions;
Coordination of board of director meetings;
Implement decisions of the board;
Manage authorities for subsidiary companies;
Act as Secretary at all board and committee meetings;
Ensure the preparation and circulation of minutes of meetings and the details of the resolutions and decisions; and
Other duties as assigned
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and competency required for this role:
A law degree (LLB or JD), from an accredited Canadian university or equivalent;
Practicing member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia or other provincial equivalent;
10+ years of experience as a practicing lawyer, with at least 2 years’ prior experience working in a corporate or similar environment preferred;
Experience in the areas of securities and corporate law, corporate finance and M&A, employment, and legal and regulator matters in foreign jurisdictions;
Experience in the mining industry in Latin America is preferred;
Sound judgment and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive issues;
Ability to prioritize matters and to manage multiple, competing short and long-term projects;
Excellent communication skills: listening, written and verbal, and the ability to adjust communication style to specific audiences;
Strong administrative, organizational and time management skills; and
Proficiency in Portuguese and/or Spanish would be an asset
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