Senior Legal Counsel / Corporate Lawyer
Dewan Consultants
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
منذ 5 يوم
source : Khaltura

Description :

Urgent Requirement for a Senior Legal Counsel / Corporate Lawyer

  • Location Abu Dhabi UAE
  • Salary Upto AED 35,000 / -
  • Educational qualifications Law degree and admitted to a Law Society / Association
  • Required Skills :

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Output and results orientated
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Multi tasking
  • Proactive
  • The ability to enjoy the job
  • Commercially focused and output driven
  • Able to prioritize work in an organized and calm manner
  • Quietly confident in their ability, however confident enough to share concerns and seek support where necessary
  • Arabic language skills an advantage, however not a must
  • Previous in-house experience an advantage, however not a must
  • Ability to work autonomously & proactively A self-starter
  • Able to naturally develop working relationships and respect with internal clients
  • Responsibilities

    alongside the rest of the legal team) for all legal affairs in UAE and as instructed by the Head of Legal Department.

  • To continuously improve the quality and value of the services provided to internal & external clients.
  • To free up some time for the Head of Legal Department to focus on his job and role, and to stand-in for the Head of Legal Department on occasions.
  • UAE Commercial Contracts
  • Knowledge, compliance and education of relevant laws, policies & procedures Identifying and managing risk
  • Supporting internal clients on ad hoc matters
  • Qualifications : Main duties

  • Producing. reviewing. negotiating and closing out 150+ commercial contracts per year in UAE
  • The object is to ensure that we have suitable, and internally approved, contracts in place for each of the units we operate.
  • To do this, the following duties are required :

  • Anticipate when an existing contract is expiring and plan sufficiently ahead to have a suitable new contract in place before the expiry date.
  • This will require close liaison with the Operations Team.

  • Work with the Sales Team in reviewing, advising and negotiating new commercial contracts.
  • Review and management of the whole contract cycle e.g. ensuring that it is the legal team who are producing the contracts, that internal processes are followed, and that contract signature and collection from clients happen.
  • Work with the Legal Secretary to maintain an accurate and complete database of commercial contracts.

  • Using the Legal Team Shared Email Folders daily in order that emails are recorded, stored and shared appropriately.
  • Develop working relationships with lawyers at client’s establishments.
  • Attending meetings with internal clients at ali necessary stages of the contract cycle.
  • Knowledge. compliance and education of relevant laws, policies & procedures
  • The objective is for the Senior Legal Counsel to become the go-to-person’ on all legal and contractual affairs.
  • Keeping up to date with relevant laws by scanning the legislative landscape.
  • Participation in AIC calls that the GC is not able to attend.
  • Development of suitable precedent bank of contracts.
  • Codifying certain policies & procedures in writing and education of the same.
  • Training of Sales Team and Operations Team on contracts and legal developments.
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • The objective is to support internal clients and senior management on identifying and managing issues which are likely to have a financial and / or reputations and / or operational impact on the business.
  • Supporting internal clients on ad hoc matters
  • The objective here is to support internal clients on any areas of weakness, lack of experience and / or bandwidth to do so themselves (however without taking away ownership from the internal clients and / or doing their job).
  • To do this, the following duties are required :

  • Writing correspondence
  • Interpreting existing contract provisions
  • Supplying contracts to internal clients
  • Attending meetings with external clients
  • Legal support to KSA / Qatar ad hoc commercial contract support, including the occasional short-trip travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia
  • Code of Business Conduct conduct refresher training on CBC
  • Ad hoc support in other areas of the legal function e.g. Licensing and Company Secretarial affairs
  • Special Projects such as rollout of data protection regulation, M&A type transactions, human rights / modern slavery activities, etc.
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