Senior Legal Counsel - Multinational Company
at Michael Page International (UAE) Limited in
Senior Legal Counsel - Multinational Company Full time at Michael Page International (UAE) Limited in UAE, UAE
Job highlightsPosted on March 18, 2021
Senior role with a diversified multinational group, this hire will be the most senior lawyer in the region and will report to a Global GC in Europe.
This is a diversified group with various entities under their umbrella, and a presence across the globe. Although not the largest company in terms of headcount, they have a prominent name in the market.
Their Middle Eastern presence is strong, and they are seeking a lawyer who can lead the ME legal team in order to free up the time of the GC in Europe for more strategic duties.
Lead role in all corporate transactionsDay to day commercial contracts (employment etc)Management of a team of 3 junior legal professionals Dispute management along with external counsel as and when required Over time this hire will also be expected to get more involved in strategic decision making
The ideal candidate would posses the following profile:
At least 6 years of experience in a transactional corporate role Private Practice background complimented by recent inhouse experience Multinational experience Full fluency in Arabic
We are happy to consider strong candidates coming out of international law firms who are seeking their first move inhouse.
Ideally this candidate should not be too senior, as we are seeking someone who can grow into the Head of Legal position as they become accustomed to the business and the work.
For a senior associate / senior legal counsel who has ambitions of taking on a leadership role in the medium term, this is a rare and exciting opportunity. The work is of the very highest quality, and the business is a growing one with a lot of potential.
Day to day work in this legal team is diverse and not necessarily what you would find in a traditional inhouse role, making it a unique opportunity. This hire would certainly never be bored!
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