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IDB Invest recruiting Project and Corporate Finance Lawyer

Washington DC, United States of America, 30 March 2018


We are searching for Lead Counsel or Counsel for the Infrastructure and Corporates Legal Team of the Legal Department either in Washington, D.C. or in one of our hubs (Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Trinidad and Tobago, and Panamá) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), focusing on the substantive areas referenced below.

Our department advises Management and, when appropriate, the Board of Governors and Board of Executive Directors, on all legal matters relating to IDB Invest. As part of its functions, we provide a full range of legal support to non-sovereign guaranteed (NSG) operations throughout the entire transaction cycle, including origination, portfolio management and workouts.

What you'll do:

Your main functions and responsibilities shall include the following, which involve different levels of expertise and complexity depending on the seniority of the attorney:

  • Participate in project teams by providing expert legal advice in the origination, eligibility, due diligence, structuring, drafting, negotiation, documentation, closing and disbursement of NSG lending, guarantee and technical cooperation activities ranging in levels of complexity.

  • Provide legal advice on moderate to complex portfolio administration matters, including amendments and waivers of financing documentation, as well as restructurings, workouts and litigation relating to impaired assets.

  • Coordinate cross-functionally with Investment Officers as well as Credit Risk, Environmental, Social and Governance, and Portfolio Management groups to ensure effective and efficient deal and post-deal execution.

  • Lead or support the drafting and regular updating of model financing documentation.

  • Identify creative legal solutions to effectively handle NSG operations ranging in levels of complexity.

  • Work collaboratively with attorneys from other multilateral development institutions to address a broad variety of complex legal issues.

  • Keep abreast of trends in legal issues across deals and making recommendations for newly standardized approaches and updated practices accordingly. Promote knowledge sharing and creative products and services with relevant stakeholders across IDB Invest.

  • Provide legal and strategic advice on the development and interpretation of IDB Invest policies, procedures and products.

  • Coordinate and deliver trainings on matters relevant to NSG operations.

  • Oversee the selection and supervision of outside counsel services in a cost-effective manner.

In addition, the Lead Counsel's responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, mentoring and support in a primary role to teams and more junior attorneys.

  • Represent the Legal Department on complex internal corporate governance and policy and other issues and, when necessary, leading presentations to internal committees and the Board of Executive Directors.

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