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Assistant General Counsel / Corporate Counsel (Mexico)

Cultivo

Cultivo

Legal
Mexico City, Mexico
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024
We are looking for a multidisciplinary attorney who will help manage the varied legal components of Cultivo Land PBC (“Cultivo”).

As the Assistant General Counsel / Corporate Counsel, you will provide legal advice, counsel, support, and guidance to Cultivo’s General Counsel and to a variety of teams at Cultivo in Mexico, the U.S., the UK, and beyond. You will also engage with a wide range of external counterparties and partners around the world.

This role demands a proactive, knowledgeable, and versatile legal professional who can handle complex situations and provide pragmatic solutions in an international context. The successful candidate will work with a world-class team that moves at speed and strives for maximum impact.

Cultivo is a nature-tech public benefit corporation with a mission to accelerate investment to regenerate 1% of the world’s land into healthy ecosystems. We have a diverse, international start-up culture, and offer fully-flexible remote working to all our employees. Cultivo is based in the United States and has a hub of 10+ employees in its Mexico City office. Visit www.cultivo.land for more information.

Requirements

What We’re Looking For in a Candidate

  • At least 3 to 5 years of general commercial legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house position
  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Some experience with financing and investment agreements, fund structures, employment law, intellectual property law, and/or corporate governance
  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts concisely, clearly and effectively
  • Strong risk management skills.
  • Success working with multiple, overlapping stakeholders and counterparties from different regions of the world and with different objectives
  • Familiarity with the voluntary carbon credit market and the related registries and standards bodies preferred but not necessary.
  • Must be fluent (written and spoken) in Spanish and English.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, including services agreements, supplier and vendor agreements, landowner agreements, and agreements with government entities
  • Drafting and negotiating financing and investment agreements; navigating fund and special purpose vehicle structures;
  • Advising on employment-related legal matters, including employee contracts and compliance with labor laws
  • Protecting and managing the company's intellectual property portfolio, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights
  • Managing and implementing Cultivo’s AML and anti-corruption policies, among others
  • Advising on and managing data protection and cybersecurity matters
  • Assisting in general corporate governance matters
  • Collaborating with dozens of diverse stakeholders and counterparties, including landowners, project developers, auditors, suppliers, ranchers, regulatory bodies, scientists, consultants, local communities, large corporations, and investors.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Licenciatura en Derecho plus any additional necessary graduate law degrees (such as an LLM).
  • Equivalent of bar admittance.

Personal Skills:

  • Proactive, adaptable, with a problem-solving mindset. Able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Exceptional communication (written and verbal) skills and the ability to inform and influence
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities and mindset
  • Exceptionally proactive and independent.
  • Aptitude for identifying issues and devising practical solutions in real-time
  • Capacity to make informed decisions under pressure

Benefits

  • The opportunity to make a real impact around the world
  • Competitive compensation package, including equity options and annual discretionary bonus.
  • Access to health insurance and retirement plans
  • Remote working with co-working space opportunities
  • Flexible work hours with emphasis on results
  • International office locations
  • 6 months paid parental leave
  • Unlimited paid vacation

Cultivo is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family or parental status, veteran or disability status. Please contact careers@cultivo.land if you need special assistance during the recruiting process due to a disability.