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Senior Legal Counsel

Date Posted
9th February 2017
Reference
VAC-24963
Sector
Government & Public Sector, Legal
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Paramaribo, Suriname
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the Caribbean Community to fill the following positions in the CARICOM Competition Commission in Suriname.

Job Description

The Senior Legal Counsel will be required to supervise the Legal Department, advise the Executive Director on matters relating to the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, competition law, and in the determination of actions to be taken on the basis of complaints and information available to the Commission on anti-competitive conducts; assist with the organization and conduct of case investigations and act as lead attorney in the presentation of cases.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • The Senior Legal Counsel should possess at least a First degree in Law and a legal education certificate or its equivalent. He /she should be a practising Attorney, with a minimum of 8-10 years experience in the areas of competition law, corporate law, international law and civil litigation.
  • Experience in such areas as commercial law and legal research would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer is essential.

 

Applications in English with full curriculum details, including nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, list of professional publications, coordinates (including e-mail addresses) of three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant’s work), and other relevant information, should be submitted.

 

Closing date for all applications: 15th of March, 2017.

 

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