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About the Company:

A large holding family office

 

The Role

This role is as the junior lawyer in a small legal team, reporting directly to the Group Chief Legal Officer and Group Senior Counsel. The position involves working on a wide variety of projects throughout all of the Company’s verticals. The role requires a hardworking and enthusiastic person who wants to grow and learn from his/her exposure with two very experienced lawyers whilst also undertaking tasks typical for a junior lawyer. The junior lawyer will support the team and will be exposed to a wide variety of legal and commercial issues. The position requires someone who is levelheaded, can think on his/her feet, responds well under pressure and is keen to expand his/her knowledge skills and experience in a fast moving commercial environment.

 

Duties

  • supporting Group Chief Legal Officer and Group Senior Counsel in broad range of day to day legal matters;
  • reviewing and drafting of commercial and corporate legal documentation and agreements;
  • assisting on The Company Automotive sector matters;
  • assisting on The Company investment transactions;
  • assisting on The Company real estate matters;
  • assisting on The Company financial services industry matters including research and advice notes on financial services (SCA) regulations and laws;
  • assisting on issues in other The Company interests;
  • assisting on litigation related matters;
  • facilitating the incorporation of legal entities, establishing branch offices and/or registering places of business both inside and outside the UAE and liaising with Government Services Team
  • assisting in the creation of precedent and template documents to be used by Group;
  • legal research on UAE and international law issues;
  • liaising with external law firms on legal and administrative matters;
  • bringing to the attention of the Chief Legal Officer and the Senior Counsel such business and/or legal matters that need their attention;
  • attending meetings;
  • liaising with notaries for the execution of powers of attorney and other documents; and
  • administrative tasks relating to the Group Legal function.

 

Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a reputable university
  • Qualified as a lawyer in a recognised jurisdiction preferred

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

  • ability to communicate and write in English (as well as Arabic) to a very high standard is essential;
  • experience of working as a junior lawyer in a Legal team including:

o junior legal administrative tasks;

o liaising with external law firms;

o liaising with notaries and government authorities and supervision and preparation of forms, documents and applications required by relevant government authorities;

o incorporation and establishment of legal entities, branches offices and places of business; and

o reviewing commercial contracts;

  • knowledge of:

o procedural laws in the UAE;

o relevant federal and local laws, policies regulations and ordinances;

o overall principles and practices of local civil, contract, tort, employment and administrative law; and

o contract law.

? business acumen

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 12 months of work experience as a lawyer.

 

BEHAVIOURIAL COMPETENCIES

• ability to work independently;

• strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to communicate effectively;

• calm under pressure;

• ability to think on his/her feet;

• able to responds well under pressure; and

• strong desire keen to expand his/her knowledge skills and experience in a fast moving commercial environment

 

 

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