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We are seeking to hire a Group Counsel


1. Qualified and practicing lawyer, preferably with recent in-house experience
2. Minimum of 10 years relevant broad based commercial and corporate law experience which ideally should include at least 2 years with U.S. companies.
3. Qualified to practice law in a civil or common law jurisdiction with prior experience in the Middle East
4. Fluency in English essential and Arabic a strong plus (although not essential).
5. Commercial law experience
6. Corporate law experience
7. M&A/JV experience
8. U.S. FCPA and export compliance experience, plus other trade compliance experience
9. Willingness to travel when required and potentially to relocate in the future
10. Additional language capability is an added bonus.


Under the direction and determination of the Senior Group Counsel, Building Efficiency, Middle East, provide legal advice and services to the Company, across the Middle East. Will be required to work closely with the Senior Group Counsel and the regional Paralegal function, The areas of support shall include: the resolution of broad and complex corporate and commercial legal issues which have a major impact on the Company's business, the review and drafting of corporate and commercial contracts/documents, HR matters, compliance matters, corporate filings and the assurance of consistent compliance with company policies.

Primary Duties:

1. Advises managers in assigned area of business, including any HR related matters. Reviews and interprets legal questions in assigned areas of responsibility.
2. Investigates, evaluates and analyzes relevant facts. Interviews witnesses or others to obtain necessary information.
3. Knowledgeable of applicable laws and regulations. Formulates conclusions, renders legal opinions and recommends to departments concerned best course of action.
4. Prepares, interprets and reviews pleadings, briefs, agreements, contracts, documents, government filings, correspondence and various forms.
5. Advises on, constructs and negotiates in close coordination with the business various Joint Venture arrangements.
6. Represents the company before administrative bodies. Determines whether matters should be litigated (offensively or defensively) or whether settlement efforts should be made. Involved in negotiations of settlements.
7. Selects outside legal counsel and monitors, supervises and evaluates their representation of the company, both in terms of their expertise and cost containment, plus reviews their invoices.
8. Keeps abreast of trends and changes in the law as reflected in judicial precedent, legislation, and government regulations affecting the company, and communicates them to management.
9. Proposes, develops and monitors preventive law and compliance programs to reduce company exposure to legal risk.
10. Is familiar with company polices and ensure compliance with the same.


  • Position Legal Counselor
  • Job Category Legal/Lawyers
  • Location United Arab Emirates
  • Education Bachelors Degree
  • Experience 10+ Years
  • Reference Number OTH-0277
  • Updated on Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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