We are presently working with an innovative and fast-paced Government entity to recruit their General Counsel.

Responsibilities:

Demonstrates deep general commercial & functional knowledge across a broad range of sub-disciplines within the individual's speciality areas, (e.g. Intellectual Property, Federal law, General corporate law, Data privacy, M&A/ JV's and other resolutions specific to the industry)

- Counsels the Executive Management and other senior stakeholders with respect to the legal implications of the Company's major decisions, strategies and transactions
- Reduces the likelihood for inappropriate, unnecessary or costly institutional liability in contractual agreements and terms or business arrangements by reviewing and/or preparing contracts and other legal documents for execution by or on behalf of the Company
- Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including M&A, divestitures and JV's
- Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
- Provides day-to-day advice and counsel to Company management and senior administrative staff with respect to matters of Company policy, risk management and, in conjunction with designated loss prevention and ethics specialists, professional responsibility matters
- Draft, review, and negotiate major /or non-standard contracts with public and private sector customers
- Ensures compliance with trademarks, patents, intellectual property and trade secrets
- Advise on legal issues involving government and regulatory compliance
- Develops and updates compliance issues in manuals, as needed
- Assists management on general contracts, third-party agreements and vendor supplier relationships
- Manages general litigation

Requirements:

- As per client request, bilingual (Arabic speaking.) is strongly preferred
- Minimum 18+ years of legal experience, ideally holding positions for large MNC / Public sector
- Sound knowledge of UAE & International law, IP, M&A/ JV's

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