In-House Counsel

Location: United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: October 14, 2021
Job ID: 5333
Employment Type: Permanent
Our client is currently looking for an In-house Legal Counsel in Dubai

Providing and procuring legal services across a broad range of trading and commercial activities for the company’s global activities. Providing coverage for trading of physically and financially settled mineral and metal products. Supporting all business areas in various stages of growth with corporate and regulatory advice for shipping, mining and trading. Instructing, managing and supervising external legal resources when required. Ensuring current SOPs and policies in place are adequate and in line with best practice.

Non-contentious (trading/transactional/commercial/financial/projects): drafting and advising upon a variety of trading and commercial agreements, drafting and advising on corporate structures including project documentation, joint ventures, sale/purchase contracts, M&A, and associated documentation and MOUs, establishing, reviewing/updating standard template documents, advice on regulations relevant to the business

Contentious: assisting during all stages of disputes from live advice to commodity traders and operators through to managing arbitration, litigation, mediation and enforcement - mainly trading, shipping and demurrage disputes but will include other disputes or investigations, including financial and insolvencies. Reporting to management and commercial desks upon the progress of disputes. Provision of legal assistance with emergency response issues

Knowledge Skills and Abilities, Key Responsibilities:

  • M&A lawyer (experience in private M&A, financing work is an asset)
  • Commodities trading, dry shipping and commercial dispute experience
  • Around 2-4 years PQE (+/-1 yr)
  • Practiced at a recognized law firm
  • English law-qualified, but other jurisdictions considered
  • English language essential
  • In-house corporate experience a plus, especially in trading and shipping sector

Salary: 30-40k



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