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Senior Manager, Legal - Corporate, Regulatory & Compliance

Legal , Legal Manager
AED42,000 to AED50,000 Per Month
Family Benefits Package
Dubai, UAE
Contract Type:

An exciting in-house opportunity has arisen to work for a leading multinational group who operate within accountancy and consultancy services. This position will be based within their UAE Group Legal Department, Dubai and will be responsible for advising on and coordinating legal matters for one business arm of the group, as well as managing a small team

Job Description:

The Group Legal Office operates across all divisions of the group across the region. The objective of the group legal team is to provide legal advice and support on a day to day basis, to client facing business partners and their teams and assist the business to make appropriate risk decisions while protecting the Firm

There are dedicated subject matter experts in each of the sub-divisions within the Group Legal Team who are available to support and consult with Business Partners and teams on all legal, structural and dispute related queries

The role of this senior manager (Legal) is to act as the front line for the business. The Senior Manager, Legal is responsible for providing a smooth, efficient and effective service to the client facing teams in relation to their area of expertise and acting as a signpost to direct teams to the appropriate business partners for other specialist support

The Senior Manager, Legal at this level must operate with a pragmatic mindset and be solution oriented. Demonstrating an ability to balance risks identified with maintaining a commercial outlook in their approach to answering queries. The role is more than just following policy or processes and includes being flexible in applying business judgement, understanding of the business, its operations, products and services. The Senior Manager, Legal should have deep relationships with Business Partners and other senior engagement team members within the business

Key Accountabilities:

  • Acting as a senior legal advisor, providing support and advice in relation to all Corporate, commercial and regulatory matters (including data protection and data privacy) related to consultancy projects undertaken by this business arm of the group
  • Be the point of contact for all legal queries from internal business managers, business partners and other senior management for this division
  • Build effective relationships with the relevant internal business arm leaders, business partners and associated business teams as relevant, to become the ‘trusted advisor’ for them on all legal matters
  • Provide specialist advice and legal support in relation to a wide range of transactions entered into by the firm, by conducting the necessary due diligence work as well as advising on areas of risk and compliance
  • Provide advice on client and third-party contracting including negotiating directly with these parties on the relevant terms and conditions
  • Meet regularly with business leaders to discuss key findings, areas of concerns and/or gather feedback
  • Communicate feedback as relevant to Business arms leadership

Education/Experience Required:


  • Qualified Lawyer – Admitted to practice in home country or other Foreign Bar Association
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience since qualification and should have extensive experience of advising on Corporate and Regulatory matters, preferably within a large consultancy firm, or International law firm
  • UAE experience essential
  • Excellent English Language Skills Essential
  • Arabic language skills preferred (Not Essential)

Remuneration Package:

The client is offering 42,000AED – 50,000AED depending on experience and qualification for the role, plus family benefits including family air tickets and family medical insurance

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)