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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 (including draft legal agreements and handling cases independently). 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.

Responsibilities: 

  • 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;
  • draft legal agreements and handling cases independently
  • 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:
junior legal administrative tasks;
liaising with external law firms;
liaising with notaries and government authorities and supervision and preparation of forms, documents and applications required by relevant government authorities;
incorporation and establishment of legal entities, branches offices and places of business; and
reviewing commercial contracts;

knowledge of:
procedural laws in the UAE;
relevant federal and local laws, policies regulations and ordinances;
overall principles and practices of local civil, contract, tort, employment and administrative law; and contract law.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 3 years 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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