1. Key Accountabilities

Provision of Legal Advice

> Provision of concise and commercial legal advice in respect to any matter impacting the U.S. operations as requested, in areas including the following:

 Real estate law and leasing, including residential tenancies (including tenancy or occupancy related disputes or third-party claims)

 Contracts and procurement related matters

 Data protection and privacy

 Employment law and employment related claims

 Finance law

 antitrust laws

 Construction and development

 General corporate law and regulatory updates

> Keep abreast of emerging law and provide advice on any potential risk/impact on the U.S. operations

Production and review of documentation

> Review and advise on documentation produced by the U.S. operations as requested from time to time

> Drafting and advise on various agreements including but not limited to:

 Project documentation (including but not limited to student accommodation agreements, project deeds, operator agreements)

 Residential agreements and associated agreements

 Service level agreements

 Supplier Agreements and other forms of third-party engagements

 Retail and commercial leases or other occupancy arrangements

 Debt documentation

 Board papers and Investment papers

> Review website content and documentation to ensure consistency and compliance with laws

Compliance and Internal Controls

> Work
with the Group General Counsel, other members of the Legal Team and the Risk team to put in place a revised Compliance Framework

> Ensure the internal control procedures of CLV U.S. are implemented in line with compliance requirements

> Establish, review and manage specific control processes (e.g. involvement in debt facility compliance process, updating Village Summary Profiles and compliance system tasks)

Relationship Management

> To develop and maintain positive working relationships within region and Group

> Assist in developing and maintaining positive relationships between CLV and various stakeholders including university institutions, residents, supply partners, local authorities, consultants, contractors, investors, lenders and others as appropriate


> General litigation and third-party claims

Development and Divestments

> Provision of broad-based legal advice and support to the CLV development team as may be requested from time to time; and

> Provide legal input into any divestment processes as necessary


> Working closely with the US General Counsel, the Risk, Safety & Compliance Officer, the Group General Counsel and the Chief Risk Executive to revise the current Compliance Framework, implement it on a group wide basis and maintain it. This includes:

o putting in place a new legislative compliance library in U.S.

o updating the existing U.S. contractual obligations library for transitioning to a new risk management software program

o working with stakeholders to ensure effective change management and buy-in

o in conjunction with the members of the legal team, sourcing and implementing training in key legal risk areas

o devising effective and timely reporting to management, the Board and other stakeholders as relevant

Modern slavery

> Provide assistance on the assessment and reporting on Modern Slavery exposures in CLVs US operations and supply chains

Key competencies

> Demonstrated understanding of legal processes and how they apply in both an operations and development environment.

> Superior skills in communicating and influencing positively.

> Excellent written and oral communication skills in preparing correspondence, submissions, presentations and reports, with a focus on plain English with succinct findings and/or recommendations.

> Strategic thinker, able to assess complex matters and provide timely, relevant succinct advice and lead the implementation of initiatives as required.

> Autonomous and superior organizational skills with the ability to set, manage and lead competing priorities and ability to positively manage competing expectations.

> Able to analyze, dissect and report on legal data and apply on a commercial basis.

> Good understanding of compliance frameworks (preferable, not essential).


> Articulate and persuasive, and able to communicate in a confident manner legal concepts and outcomes to a broad range of stakeholder groups

> Energetic, passionate and driven with a desire to achieve outstanding results in a team environment and ensure the highest standard of outcomes

> Demonstrating high ethical standards, integrity and commitment to all business and commercial dealings

> Creative and innovative approach to problem solving

> A commercial approach to business in order to find a balance between applying best practice wherever possible against financial necessity and operational constraints

Qualifications and Experience Required


> 2-4 years of transactional real estate experience


> Juris Doctorate Degree

More jobs: