Legal Counsel

  • Al Tayer
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Dec 21, 2016
Full time Legal

Job Description

To provide continued support to the Legal function of Al Tayer Group (ATG) in providing legal expertise and services for all Al Tayer Motors, and all internal/external business activities which will involve participation in negotiation and reviewing all types of contracts entered on behalf of Al Tayer Motors

STRATEGIC RESPONSIBILITIES

    Participate in the strategy formulation exercise of ATG to ensure due awareness of legal considerations that may impact the business.
    Participate, as and when required, in the development of the legal policies and procedures framework, to enhance the effectiveness of the Legal Counsel Function, in line with legislative requirements and the Group’s strategy and direction.
     
    FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    Legal Counsel
    Provide legal advice on formulation of business policies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and mitigation of legal risks.
    Provide counsel and advice on legal matters pertaining to franchise/ concession agreements, leases, construction/consultancy contracts, commercial contracts, purchase agreements, licensing agreements, insurance, property matters, company law, labour law etc. to ensure that management receives the required legal advice.
    Assist in negotiating contracts for litigation and legal representation along with co-counsel; liaise with outside legal counsel to obtain external advice on legal issues, review quality, facilitate pre trial work and manage risks associated with external legal representation.
    Coordinate with concerned departments and other parties in evaluation of potential litigation; develop recommendations for appropriate proceedings including prosecution, dismissal or settlement of such litigations, based upon Group’s policy.
    Investigate the robustness of legal claims and complaints against the Group and Its subsidiaries, to ensure that top management is made aware of all aspects of the legal claims and complaints and the associated risk.
    Participate in the drafting, negotiating of contracts between the organization and its vendors, consultants, contractors and customers (master developers, building owners, and individual tenants) and submit to Senior Legal Counsel for finalization.
    Identify areas of potential risk / exposure and ensure that safety clauses are built into the contract to protect the organization’s interests.

Education/Qualification

    Graduate degree in Law.
    Fluent Arabic speaker and drafter

Experience

    Minimum 5-10 years experience in the legal function.
    Functional Skills & Specific Knowledge
    Should have knowledge of the local, state, federal, international and constitutional law affecting the Group.
    Should be able to communicate effectively and have excellent negotiation skills.
    Should be able to participate and facilitate group meetings