Overview

Byblos Bank Armenia is looking for a Legal Officer/ Litigation to join its team.

Responsibilities:

- Handle legal documents;
- Upon assignment by the Head of Legal Unit represent the interests of the Bank and its customers (where applicable) before the courts and/ or arbitration tribunals in Armenia, including but not limited to:
a) Drafting and submitting to courts (general jurisdiction, bankruptcy and administrative, etc) and arbitration tribunals legal claims, bankruptcy applications and other procedural documents;
b) Participating in the court hearings;
c) Ensuring all the actions required for protection of the Bank’s interests are taken within the time limits set by the legislation and/ or internal legal acts of the Bank;
d) Keeping updated the database of legal cases;
e) Ensuring the proper maintenance of files of legal cases;
f) Preparing periodic reports on the statuses of legal cases;
- Represent the interests of the Bank before Financial System Mediator, as well as other authorities, including regulators, legal authorities, notaries;
- Work on legal research and stay updated of all newly issued laws;
- Assist the Head of Legal Unit in developing legal awareness among the staff, prepare short presentations and small trainings on certain legal issues;
- Comment on drafts of laws and other legal acts as well as on existing ones upon assignment of the management of the Bank and/ or Head of Legal Unit;
- Upon assignment of the Head of Legal Unit draft, review and update all contracts pertaining to the operation of the Bank and verify all templates provided to branches and departments;
- Verify the accuracy of all legal documents provided by clients;
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as described in the internal legal acts (policies and procedures) of the Bank and/ or assigned by the management of the Bank.

Required Qualifications:

- Master’s degree in Law;
- At least 2 years of relevant experience; experience in banking is preferable;
- Advocate’s license will be considered as an advantage;
- Good knowledge of MS Office and other standard applications;
- Fluency in English language, including verbal and written communication skills;
- Ability to analyze in depth the legal aspect of a situation and give reliable advice accordingly;
- Ability to respond quickly and take immediate actions;
- Ability to write detailed documents and presentations;
- Flexibility and adaptability;
- Excellent negotiation and communication skills.