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Legal Counsel - Bilingual Arabic & English

Reference:
VAC-1014
Sector:
Legal , Legal Counsel
Salary:
Salary negotiable
Town/City:
Dubai, UAE
Contract Type:
Permanent

My client is a leading brand name in the FMCG sector and are currently recruiting for a Legal Counsel to join their Legal & External Affairs team based in Dubai

Job Description:

This is a role that requires providing the business with quality commercial and legal advice, guidance, leadership and support; to consistently minimize and manage commercial and legal risks; to regulate all marketing activities ensuring International Marketing Principles (“IMP”) and legislative compliance; and to support in problem-solving and decision-making in all legal areas in GCC markets, enabling GCC business to achieve strategic objectives. On the other hand, as a key member of the Middle East team, the role requires maintaining the corporate compliance culture to ensure sustainability in GCC, specifically by driving adherence to group standards such as code of ethics, contract and sanctions compliance procedures

Essential Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • A graduate and qualified lawyer (Admitted to practice law in home country, or other foreign bar/law society)
  • The job holder would have at least 5 years legal experience in the UAE AND/OR Saudi Arabia (ideally with GCC private practice experience)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic and familiarity with legal documentation in the English language
  • Related legal management and commercial skills in order to have a sufficient breadth, knowledge and authority to handle the range of issues arising
  • Strong ability to assess and respond to priorities and to provide confidence to management
  • Ability to contribute to the overall management of business issues and objectives in the GCC
  • Sound commercial sense and practical approach
  • Ability to work in a team at all levels of seniority within the Group and outside
  • High level commercial and corporate experience with exposure to and experience of trademarks and litigation being advantageous
  • Effective in co-ordinating matters and resources in-house and in directing external advisers
  • Ability to exercise judgement and assess risk in diverse markets

The client is offering an attractive UAE Tax-Free package, plus family benefits including family air tickets, family medical insurance and Education allowance

Thank you for your interest, all applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements.  We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful (JC)