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Legal Counsel 

Role Summary / Purpose

We are seeking an ambitious Legal Counsel and Contracts Manager based in UAE. The successful candidate will be responsible for corporate legal administration, compliance control, and 3rd party contract support across all TGT Business Units worldwide. As well as providing expert legal counsel when needed by management.

Essential responsibilities

  • Act as the company formal legal counsel with all formal authorities and 3rd parties
  • Manage existing Contracts/Legal staff in the organisation
  • Manage outside counsels and acting as a key negotiator for strategic transactions
  • Analyse and identify the legal risks of all business’s transactions to find remedies, keeping the senior management in all departments of the business informed of developments in laws and regulations that potentially affect the business
  • Review incoming requests for tenders and identify legal issues
  • Review major account agreements, existing contracts amendments, consulting agreements, special licensing, non-disclosure agreements to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines
  • Drive contract lifecycle from drafting through completion, and/or contract execution, including managing other legal resources
  • Assist in internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
  • Research and evaluate risk factors regarding legal and contractual decisions and operations
  • Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues;
  • Draft and solidify agreements, contracts, and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
  • Provide clarification on legal language or specifications as needed
  • Manage contract change control process and related correspondence requiring legal input
  • Maintain a deep understanding of contract templates, contracts policy, legal risk and liability, and company position on various matters to ensure alignment with the company’s goals and industry guidelines
  • Maintaining, updating and improving contractual records
  • Prepare contracts for internal review, approval and ensure compliance with company policies as well as applicable laws or regulations
  • Interpret contracts and advise Business Unit Managers and Department Managers on contractual responsibilities
  • Translate complex commercial/legal scenarios into simple language and action plans
  • Assist in development and maintenance of company policies

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Legal/Law Degree
  • LPC Qualification is essential
  • A paralegal certificate is beneficial
  • 10-15 years’ experience in Contracts Management, within Oil & Gas industry
  • Considerable experience of negotiating and legal/contracts experience including post-contract issue management
  • Demonstrable ability to consolidate operational and commercial feedback for incorporation into contracts
  • Proven experience in providing contract reviews and analysis to the business in relation to general contractual matters including potential or actual disputes
  • Expertise in critical areas of compliance including anti-bribery and corruption, FCPA, third party management, training and awareness campaigns and executive engagement
  • Expertise in commercial & corporate matters, M&A, intellectual property in relation to Oil and Gas
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Native Arabic speaker

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