Country Legal Counsel
Country Legal Counsel
Ernst & Young Baltic SIA
Country Legal Counsel

Country Legal CounselErnst & Young Baltic SIA

The role will require the right candidate to provide legal support to the leadership, partners and employees of EY member firms mainly in Latvia, but also in Lithuania and Estonia (EY Baltic) with a primary focus to Latvia in ensuring EY Baltics business activities are carried in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations and EY Global network’s policies and procedures. This position foresees working with EY Baltic colleagues in Service Lines and business support functions as well as cooperating with the Regional (CESA) and Global General Counsel’s Office (GCO) teams.

Your key responsibilities

► Contribute to ensuring legal compliance with specific emphasis on AML, public procurement and labour law, mitigating legal risks and protecting EY Baltic business legal interests
► Provide oral and written advice to EY Baltic leadership and employees on matters relevant for the EY operations
► Draft or review the firms’ contracts with clients, vendors, employees and other third parties
► Facilitate GDPR compliance locally
► Participate in the implementation of internal projects requiring legal input
► Participate in drafting internal regulation, policies and procedures, including adapting the EY global policies and procedures to the local specifics
► Monitor developments of legislation and notifying the respective firms’ leadership on changes as well as provide recommendations and clarifications
► Liaise with external law firms, governmental agencies and authorities
► Cooperate with other members of CESA GCO and Global GCO teams
► Perform duties in strict compliance with EY internal regulations

Skills and attributes for success

► Knowledge of key national and EU laws and regulations governing business activities of EY, including but not limited to Civil law, Business law, AML, Public Procurement law and Employment law 

To qualify for the role you must have

► University degree in Law
► At least 3 years’ work experience as a sole lawyer in an in-house legal department of international company or law firm or as a member of a legal team feeling ready to work as a sole in-house lawyer.
► High level of spoken and written Latvian and English
► IT literacy

Ideally, you’ll also have
► General understanding of the basics of the indicated laws and regulations in Estonia and/or Lithuania
► Some knowledge of Estonian and/or Lithuanian languages would be a plus.

What we look for
► Ability to interact effectively and build cooperative relationships with different management levels and external parties in a multinational environment
► Ability to work with teams across multiple time zones and countries
► High work ethics and integrity

What we offer

Our Total Rewards package includes additional health insurance that covers various medical services, additional firm paid days off, paid days for your studies & development and other benefits. Plus, we offer:

► A collaborative and international environment where everyone works together to create a better working world
► Faster than ever growth with support and coaching from some of the most experienced and engaging colleagues
► Excellent training and development prospects, both through established programs and on-the-job training to develop new skills and progress your career
► The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you



The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

Apply now.

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