Corporate Counsel - Colombia in Bogotá at SBA

Date Posted: 8/30/2018

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Job Description

The Director of Latin American Legal Affairs, either directly or through other members of the SBACC Legal Department, will provide the Corporate Counsel – Colombia with document forms, policies and practices utilized by SBACC elsewhere. Corporate Counsel – Colombia will be responsible for adapting such forms, policies and procedures, will oversee all operational and regulatory related legal matters, contractual obligations and litigation matters of SBA in Colombia. Quantitative and qualitative thresholds will require the approval of Director of Latin American Legal Affairs and/or business personnel for decision making with regard to certain matters.


Legal work product may be requested by the General Counsel, the President – International, the Vice President of Operations International, or the Country Manager. Requests for legal work from other persons must be approved by one of the persons mentioned above.


Corporate Counsel – Colombia may refer certain legal matters to local Colombian outside counsel within outsourcing parameters approved by Director of Latin American Legal Affairs.


Corporate Counsel – Colombia will be resident in the Colombia office, will interact daily with SBACC business personnel and will provide periodic reports to SBACC business personnel regarding matters being handled. However, Corporate Counsel – Colombia will report to Director of Latin American Legal Affairs, will meet regularly and provide periodic reports regarding all matters being handled.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Interviewing, engaging, training, planning assigning, and directing the activities of outside counsel and independent contractors based upon project assignment, appraising the performance of outside counsel and independent contractors, and addressing complaints and resolving problems regarding outside counsel and independent contractors.
  • Carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with SBACC’s policies and applicable laws.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Law degree required.  

  • 5 + years of experience, preferably in real estate transactions including, but not limited to landlord-tenant relations, development & construction.
  • Wireless industry knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of general corporate and litigation matters strongly preferred.

  • Ability to travel via air and/or ground transportation as needed.
  • Experience in regulatory compliance matters preferred.

Language Skills:

  • Spanish as native language, but fluent in English as well.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret legal documents and financial reports in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community in Spanish and English.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors in Spanish and English.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts and apply those concepts in spreadsheet analysis, report generation and decision making recommendations.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply principles of legal and logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret abstract and concrete ideas.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Licensed to practice law in Colombia. If not licensed to practice law in Colombia, must be otherwise permitted to practice law in Colombia without being subject to discipline.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, include:

  • Ability to hear, understand and respond appropriately to verbal requests made in person and over the telephone.
  • Visual ability correctable to 20/20.
  • Sitting 60% of the day.       
  • Ability to respond verbally in an understandable, professional manner in person and over the telephone.
  • Manual dexterity to input data into the computer.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

  • Moderate noise level.


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