Head of Legal

Location: United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: October 01, 2020
Job ID: 4725
Employment Type: Permanent
Our client is currently looking to hire a Head of Legal in their Dubai office.


  • Manage all legal affairs related to the structure of the organisation, its commercial licenses, and commercial law compliance.
  • Attend Board of Directors meetings and Senior Management committees directly related to the functions of the incumbent and provide any legal clarifications or assistance that may be required;
  • Provide expert and strategic legal advice to management
  • Keeping up with current changes on all relevant areas of laws and contributing to the enhancement of the knowledge base of the company’s legal function
  • Ensure that standards of quality and quantity of work are met and support the achievement of company strategic goals and objectives.
  • Providing legal advice and support on a wide range of legal activities
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts of all types, including NDAs, credit agreements, investment products, operating agreements, and intra-company servicing agreements.
  • Researching and analyzing complex regulatory issues and advising portfolio companies on compliance matters.
  • Ensuring all members of the legal team work efficiently
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risks
  • Conducting legal training for staff
  • Advising on the legal implications of company policies and procedures
  • Ensuring all contracts, legal documents and templates are up-to-date and compliant with statutory laws
  • Reporting on legal activities, risks and litigation



  • At least 15 years PQE and total of about 18-22 years working experience
  • Candidates MUST be qualified and has experience working in the UK or in the US
  • Experience within a diversified investment type of company
  • Excellent communications in English language is a MUST
  • Experiene leading and managing the Legal Department for at least 5-8 years
  • Candidates MUST have prior experience dealing with the CEO and Board of Directors



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