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Legal Counsel

Job Location: Istanbul

Regional Description: Turkey

Job Number: 00491134


- Job description

The Legal Professional will be part of Accenture’s Global Legal Organization and will be based in Istanbul, Turkey. The Legal Professional works closely with the Country Legal Lead for Regulatory & Compliance Operations (Legal Lead CORE). The Legal Lead CORE is responsible for the delivery and quality of all legal support to Accenture entities and internal departments in Turkey. Depending on the seniority, level of ownership and skill profile of the Legal Professional legal support can be conducted rather independently with direct communication to internal clients.


Key Responsibilities:


· Provide legal support and interface with internal stakeholders

·  Support local and global projects by providing legal advice as required and related to Turkey

  • Organize, anticipate and maintain local compliance through regular support and monitoring of Accenture’s general legal needs, with the objective of avoiding the disruption or discontinuity of Accenture local operations for non-compliance reasons:
  • Together with the Legal Lead CORE ensure compliance of local operations with local laws, within the framework of Accenture’s global compliance program and other Accenture policies;
  • Together with the Legal Lead CORE implement regular support and monitoring of Accenture’s general local legal needs;
  • Organize and direct legal support in alignment with Accenture Data Privacy Team. Entity Matters, Anticorruption and other Compliance Teams as well as other Subject Matter Experts from CORE and Contracting Legal
  • Provide Geo and local legal support needs of other corporate functions, in particular the CMD, Finance, Tax, Marketing, Work Place and Procurement.
  • Collaborate effectively with other corporate functions in support of the Geographies.
  • Provide local support to entity matters, restructuring, post-merger integration activities to the extent required and as requested by the global M&A team
  • Support Litigation & Disputes, Corporate Investigations and the Internal Audit team, as needed.

·  Education: 

Completed Law Degree is required with specialization in general civil contracts and corporate matters. Data privacy is a merit.  


·  Work Experience: 

Experience from a private corporation or a law firm for 6+ years.

Travel Requirements:

·  Limited regional travel may be required.


· Reports to: Legal Counsel CORE

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Fluent English (at legal level) oral and written
  • Fluency (at legal level) of Turkish language is required
  • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible
  • Able to set priorities and juggle multiple demands
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Procurement experience is a merit
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

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