Commercial Counsel
Karachi, Pakistan
6h ago

About Coats :

Coats is the world's leading industrial thread company. Headquartered in the UK, we have a workforce of 17,000 people across six continents.

In this section, you will find everything you need to know about Coats including our heritage, our Goals and Culture and our vision as a company.

Harnessing talent and technology in textile for over 200 years, we have worked to harness talent and technology in textiles to enhance people's lives touching everything from sewing thread to medical sutures and fibre optic cables, and high performance threads used in planes, automobiles and safety equipment.

Connecting we have been helping to connect and form the fabric of daily life on our planet for over 200 years, and our global footprint provides unrivalled access to markets and customers

Pioneering we are restless pioneers, always seeking to create new advanced materials and partner with customers across multiple industries to realise the challenges they face

Trusted we recognise that our success rests on our reputation and the trust and confidence of the people with whom we do business and the communities in which we operate

Accountabilities :

  • Preparing and vetting all appropriate legal agreements which are either initiated or renewed in Pakistan.
  • Representing on behalf of the Company in the appropriate Courts.
  • Preparing notices of BoD / AGMs together with the Finance Director. Preparing minutes of the meeting for circulation
  • Preparing resolutions for circulation and follow up on approval and adequate dissemination
  • Assisting Finance Director in filing Statutory Returns before local authority (SECP). Coordinating with Directors and others for arranging all necessary documentation attendant to the filing
  • Assisting Finance Director in solving old discrepancies and notices from SECP.
  • Providing guidance to management on Industrial Relations matters. Working with legal advisors to defend cases filed by workers in difference labor courts against their dismissals etc.
  • Providing assistance to management on Intellectual Property matters. Coordinating withMurgatroyd and marketing team. Working with legal advisors to file and defend infringement / passing off cases with liaison with Trade Mark Attorney.
  • Filing cases against the customers (with respect to recoveries, breach of contract, trade mark matters etc.), local authorities (Sindh Revenue Board, Land Authority (SITE), SESSI, EOBI, Utilities companies) etc.
  • Liaise with all appropriate legal advisors.
  • Handling / replying to show cause notices receive from local authorities i.e. State Bank of Pakistan (export payments), Sindh Revenue Board etc.
  • Supporting in WPPF (Workers’ Profit Participation Fund) , WWF (Workers’ Welfare Funds)issues and related litigation
  • Helping Company in audit conducted by local authorities i.e. Stamp Duty , Sales Tax etc.
  • Reviewing trust deeds, getting trusts registered as per need
  • Assisting Company in appropriate regulatory and legal compliances.
  • Liaises with Group Legal to provide updates and seek guidance on ongoing litigation
  • Requirements :

  • Must be a Law’ graduate
  • Min.3 years work experience in similar professional capacity
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
  • Growth mindset
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented & have strong analytical skills
  • High level of motivation and drive for results
  • Good written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Excellent team Player
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