Job Role: Legal & Compliance Officer
Reports To: Director Finance
About the Role
To assist Director Finance in providing legal service and advise on corporate matters.
Key Performance Areas
Ø Advising on all legal issues and procedures affecting the company’s business.
Ø Draft and negotiate contracts and related documents in relation to the major projects undertaken by the company.
Ø Draft and negotiate joint venture and consortium agreements with partners and vendor agreements for subcontracts and purchase orders.
Ø Review and negotiate performance bonds and guarantees and other forms of security.
Ø Advise on claims and the conduct thereof arising in the ordinary course of the company’s business including preparation for arbitration or other legal proceedings as appropriate.
Ø Manage the provision of advice by external counsel, as appropriate, particularly in the context of the variety of jurisdictions in which the company conducts business.
Ø Identify and ensure all Intellectual Property Rights (e.g. patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets) are protected to avoid infringement.
Ø Prepare legal correspondences such as draft MOUs, SLAs, agreements, communications and contracts with third parties/authorities to ensure compliance and protect company’s interests.
Ø Translate needed documents from English to Arabic and vice versa.
Ø Respond to queries/emails, and other admin tasks. Ensure the highest level of customer service is demonstrated by ensuring all relevant documents are in place before providing transactional services.
Ø Ensure regulatory compliances in all jurisdictions that the Group has presence in
Ø Hold Board Meetings, AGM’s etc and prepare the necessary minutes
Ø Support the Business team in understanding the requirement of setting up business in new Countries.
Ø Setting up of new Entities in different countries for new projects
Minimum Qualification/Experience Required
Ø A Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Master’s Degree in Law is preferred
Ø A Company Secretary qualification will be preferred
Ø A minimum of 4-5 years of experience in a legal role with experience in corporate and commercial legal practice within UAE/GCC
Ø Job Specific Skills:
Ø Excellent English/Arabic language and communication skills, particularly writing skills in both languages
Ø Knowledge of local laws, rules and regulations in the region
Ø Problem solving skills, Flexibility to react quickly to changing priorities.
Ø Must be proficient in using Microsoft Word
Ø Team player