Profession corporate lawyer

Corporate lawyers provide legal consulting services and representation to corporations and organisations. They give advice on matters relating to taxes, legal rights and patents, international trade, trademarks, and legal financial issues arising from operating a business.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Legal research

    The methods and procedures of research in legal matters, such as the regulations, and different approaches to analyses and source gathering, and the knowledge on how to adapt the research methodology to a specific case to obtain the required information.

  • Corporate law

    The legal rules that govern how corporate stakeholders (such as shareholders, employees, directors, consumers, etc) interact with one another, and the responsibilities corporations have to their stakeholders.

  • Legal terminology

    The special terms and phrases used in the field of law.

  • Court procedures

    The regulations which are in place during the investigation of a court case and during a court hearing, and of how these events occur.

  • Legal case management

    The procedures of a legal case from opening to closing, such as the documentation that needs to be prepared and handled, the people involved in different stages of the case, and the requirements that need to be met before the case can be closed.

Skills

  • Analyse legal evidence

    Analyse evidence, such as evidence in criminal cases, legal documentation regarding a case, or other documentation that can be regarded as evidence, in order to obtain a clear image of the case and reach resolutions.

  • Negotiate lawyer's fee

    Negotiate compensation for legal services in or out of court, such as hourly or flat-rate fees, with clients.

  • Use consulting techniques

    Advise clients in different personal or professional matters.

  • Protect client interests

    Protect the interests and needs of a client by taking necessary actions, and researching all possibilities, to ensure that the client obtains their favoured outcome.

  • Present legal arguments

    Present legal arguments during a court hearing or during negotiations, or in written form after a trial concerning its outcome and sentence, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for the client or to ensure the decision is followed. Present these arguments in a manner that is compliant with regulations and guidelines and adapted to the specifications of the case.

  • Analyse enforceability

    Examine the client's present situation, ideas and wishes under a legal perspective to assess their legal justification or enforceability.

  • Identify clients' needs

    Identify the areas in which the client may require aid and investigate the possibilities for meeting those needs.

  • Interpret law

    Interpret the law during the investigation of a case in order to know the correct procedures in handling the case, the specific status of the case and the parties involved, the possible outcomes, and how to present the best arguments for the most favourable outcome.

  • Present arguments persuasively

    Present arguments during a negotiation or debate, or in written form, in a persuasive manner in order to obtain the most support for the case the speaker or writer represents.

  • Provide legal advice

    Provide advice to clients in order to ensure that their actions are compliant with the law, as well as most beneficial for their situation and specific case, such as providing information, documentation, or advice on the course of action for a client should they want to take legal action or legal action is taken against them.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Consult with business clients

    Communicate with clients of a business or business project in order to introduce new ideas, obtain feedback, and find solutions to problems.

  • Respond to enquiries

    Respond to enquiries and requests for information from other organisations and members of the public.

  • Compile legal documents

    Compile and collect legal documents from a specific case in order to aid an investigation or for a court hearing, in a manner compliant with legal regulations and ensuring records are properly maintained.

  • Observe confidentiality

    Observe the set of rules establishing the nondisclosure of information except to another authorised person.

Optional knowledge and skills

securities advise on legal compliance for participation in financial markets anti-dumping law manage contracts negotiate in legal cases legislation in agriculture public auction procedures food legislation joint ventures represent clients in courts health care legislation international trade employment law pharmaceutical legislation manage contract disputes competition law analyse internal factors of companies trace financial transactions social security law mergers and acquisitions road transport legislation moderate in negotiations provide legal advice on investments insolvency law contract law media law international law railway law commercial law copyright legislation environmental legislation air transport law financial statements property law interpret financial statements urban planning law intellectual property law detect financial crime assess financial viability ict security legislation tax legislation subsidiary operations