MSC Cruises is looking for a Legal Manager for its office based in Fort Lauderdale to set up and manage the legal function for the U.S. market and liaise with the Corporate Legal Department based in Geneva (Switzerland).
•Drafts revise and negotiate commercial contracts and agreements on the main activities of the Company, taking responsibility up to final delivery;
•Provides general advice and guidance to business and operating departments on legal issues, policies and contracts in different areas of law (commercial, corporate, shipping, transport, consumer and IT law) ensuring the company operates in compliance with the business regulatory requirements and other applicable laws and regulations;
•Handles court and out-of-court claims and litigation, liaising with external counsels assisting the Company;
•Contributes to the setting and implementation of policies and procedures of Corporate Governance and Compliance (including Data Protection, anti-bribery, sanctions, anti-money laundering), in cooperation with Corporate Legal, Administration and Finance functions;
•Provides assistance to ships and operations in relation to the U.S. business of the company;
•Assists in developing training materials and provide training to the business on relevant topics such as the contracting process and data protection;
•Takes responsibility for proposing and monitoring the budget for the legal spending within the U.S. office.
•Perfect command of English (spoken and written). Knowledge of Italian is an advantage;
•At least 5 years PQE in a commercial law firm or in-house in an international environment. Ideally, the candidate will have both law firm and corporate experience in a multinational company in the travel/tourism or in other B2C industry;
•Proven experience in shipping, consumer or transport law is a preferred asset;
•Admission to the bar in the U.S. or special studies for in-house lawyer constitute a preferred asset;
•Highly familiar with the main IT office and legal tools (Word, Excel, PPT, Legal Databases);
•High verbal communication, drafting and negotiation skills;
•Can do attitude, pro-active, customer oriented, resilient, flexible, adaptable, eager to continually learn and develop professionally;
•Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines, in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving and demanding industry and work environment;
•Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal clients;
•Proven ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment and communicate with people at all levels;
US Passport or US Permanent Residents
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MSC Cruises is the world‘s largest privately-owned cruise company and the number one cruise line in Europe and South America. A game-changer in the world of cruises, the Company has achieved 800% growth in its first ten years, building a global reputation in the industry and one of the youngest cruise fleets at sea. MSC Cruises is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.