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Corporate Counsel

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79559
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Strategic Transactions & Circularity
Division:  Legal & Public Affairs

LyondellBasell

Basic Function

The purpose of the job is to assist with public company matters, particularly in the areas of corporate governance and compliance with NYSE and SEC requirements, as well as disclosure issues, some merger and acquisition activity and general business and corporate legal affairs.  This attorney will provide legal advice and recommendations to the AGC – Finance & Corporate & M&A and Corporate Secretary as well as members of senior management of the Company.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Oversee planning and execution of annual shareholders meeting; manage relationships with transfer agent and proxy solicitor.
  • Preparation of agendas, pre-meeting materials, resolutions and minutes for the boards of directors and committees.
  • Assist in oversight of maintenance of foreign and domestic subsidiaries.
  • Research securities laws and regulations and disclosure best practices.
  • Conduct research and provide advice and counsel on corporate governance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley, NYSE, SEC and Dodd-Frank requirements, and general corporate law.
  • Manage related party transactions.
  • Maintain corporate governance section of Company internet and intranet.
  • Work with other attorneys on capital market transactions, including debt and equity offerings and share repurchases, as well as corporate restructurings, capital contributions and dividend payments.
  • Preparation of SEC filings, including Forms 8-K and proxy statements.
  • Manage D&O questionnaires and oversee Section 16 compliance.
  • Liaise with external auditors on governance and corporate matters.
  • Provide due diligence and legal counsel and advice on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, dissolutions and other corporate transactions.
  • Develop and conduct training programs for employees to transfer knowledge and ensure compliance with applicable policies and regulations.
  • Manage external counsel to assist in legal matters that require additional counsel, to include assessing the quality of the work and cost efficiency.  

Min. Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of law firm experience in corporate governance matters, including SEC and NYSE requirements for publicly traded companies required.
  • JD degree from an accredited law school.
  • Prior experience working with boards of directors and senior management, including corporate secretarial experience a plus.
  • Prior experience related to executive compensation matters a plus. 
  • Licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.

 

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Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

 

We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

 

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

 

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

 

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.


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