Senior Legal Counsel – Michael Page International (UAE) Limited

Job Listing No: 9740000

Senior Legal Counsel – Michael Page International (UAE) Limited

Working as part of the legal team performing generalist functions for the entire MESA region.

Client Details

A major household brand with an excellent reputation and fun working culture! Opportunities to work with the international legal teams, attend global conferences and expert seminars

Description

Contract Negotiation – Provides support to management/professional employees & the Legal department in the negotiation of less complex contracts. Develops contract documentation that meets corporate requirements whilst complying with all relevant local practice & legislation.

Communications – Reviews all types of internal & external communications.

Corporate Taxation – Works with the Tax department to identify significant opportunities for improved corporate structuring of legal entities. Consults with external counsel when necessary, to define the specific legal requirements.

Litigation – Assesses the merits of different types of litigation claims & selects & briefs appropriate external counsel.

Regional Projects – Supports complex regional projects by providing expertise to advise on the most effective legal solution.

Labour Relations – Supports HR & Operations in developing effective negotiating strategies & tactics. Checks to ensure that planned action are legally acceptable under the local labour regime.

Business Opportunities – Proactively identifies potential changes in business practices and indicates specific risks or the opportunities for the business.

Technical Expertise – Keeps updated on local & U.S. legal requirements relating to business ethics & practices and monitors compliance with those standards.

Advisory Function – Provides appropriate legal advice & support to all levels of internal customers on diverse types of issues to ensure legality & consistency of approach.

Knowledge Management – Develops and delivers appropriate training and education programmes to support the business in maintaining legality & avoiding potential pitfalls.

Profile

Candidates who apply must meet all of the below criteria:

  • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills
  • Law degree from an accredited university & all bar admissions necessary to function in house
  • 5 years experience working in Private Practice and in-house
  • In depth knowledge of relevant local & US corporate legislation
  • Experience of conducting contract negotiations including in-depth knowledge of the contractual process
  • Basic knowledge of labour relations practices
  • Experience of assessing litigation claims & managing outside counsel
  • Job Offer

    Work for a forward thinking, vibrant company with excellent staff retention. Share ideas with a diverse team. Gain exposure to multiple aspects of a legal department and attend global expert seminars to expand your skill set

    Job Details

    Posted Date:2018-08-08
    Job Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Job Role:Legal
    Company Industry:Distributions and Logistics
    Monthly Salary:US $1,500

    Preferred Candidate

    Career Level:Management

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