Legal Advisor (Business Agreements for O&G and Maritime)

NSI & Bluefin Talent
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: KP709-928
NSI & Bluefin Talent

The Role


The Role


My client is a leading Maritime Oil & Gas company based in Abu Dhabi. They are currently seeking a Business Agreement Advisor due to a significant increase in commercial and business agreements across various external entities including group companies and government entities with whom our client is related. The role requires in depth knowledge of Civil and Common Law with a focus on both the Energy, Oil & Gas and Maritime industries. The core responsibilities focus around negotiating contracts with external parties related to the business. Fluency in English with strong English drafting skills are an absolutely mandatory requirement. Candidate should have a minimum of 7 – 10 years professional experience. The position offers tax free salary and good benefits.

Requirements


Requirements


• Recommends on the Company’s contractual policies, procedures and manuals, to ensure compliance with the law, focusing on domestic and regional practices.
• Provides legal advice and expertise on an on-call basis and through professional standard consultation, guidance and advice.
• Contracts drafting, negotiation and interpretation, claims settlement, and laws and regulations to safeguard the Company’s interests.
• Provides legal advice to various departments within the Company, as and when required, and assist them with interpretation of complex legal documents, to ensure that all concerned are as knowledgeable as possible to minimize & avoid any errors/risk.
• Conduct legal orientation programs for Company staff to maximize their research capability and resource management for prompt handling functions and obligations.
• Initiates court cases for the Company, within the UAE, by preparing the basic legal work, necessary paperwork and documentation; explaining each case for consideration, and submits to the Court.
• Studies implication of all legal cases in which the Company is involved and recommend appropriate action in coordination with external attorneys.
• Reviews all Company contracts to ascertain and conform that they are legally correct, by closely scrutinizing the contents for accuracy and by ensuring that the correct level of legal authority has been provided.
• Ensures that all required supporting documentation has been attached, before returning to the end users, in order to ensure that all is in order to avoid delay or costly errors to the Company.
• Follows up with the concerned departments on the current status of their contracts to decide and manage remedial action, as & when required, to eliminate liability exposure.
• Ensure that sufficient legal safeguards are built into these contracts to suit their particular applications and to eliminate potential risks.
• Protect the Company from damages, risks, claims and adverse legal implications.
• Assess actual, potential or perceived risks in Contracts and legal documents and accordingly provide professional legal expertise.
• Assist and follow up Court cases, claims, counter- claims, and statements and prepare necessary documentation.
• Assesses actual, potential or reasonably perceived risks in Contracts/Agreements/legal documents to prevent any contentious situation arising at a future time.
• Conceptualize and create wide range of new innovative contracts and commercial agreements.
• Liaises and interact with personnel in other Divisions and Departments to provide legal inputs.
• Conducts core activities central to the Company’s business and prepare drafts/legal documents and write legal correspondence. Review documents for approvals, or recommend alternate action relating to Company’s lawsuits, strategies or appeals.
• Represents the Company, on legal issues, with Government Ministries and Various Departments i.e. Police, Attorney General, Chamber of Commerce, Rent Disputes Settlement Committee etc and other various legal and official councils.
• Meets National and International clients in a wide range of various legal and commercial matters arising out of business transactions. Keeps abreast of any developments of laws/regulations whether Federal or relating to the Government of Abu Dhabi and disseminate knowledge accordingly.
• Studies any vital issues, (other than legal) required by any Division/ Department and accordingly advise after exchange of meetings and research as deemed necessary under the circumstances eg. Pensioners issue, Renewed of Trade License etc.
• Ensures that all Power of Attorney’s and Authorizations from the Company in relation to diverse posts are in line with their requirements and if not to accordingly and expeditiously duly amend and modify them, if deemed necessary, for uninterrupted performance of official functions..
• Prepares and Drafting of MOU, Confidentiality Agreements, Non- Disclosure Agreements etc.

About the Company


About the Company


New Sourcing International (NSI) / Bluefin Talent have partnered so to offer a specialized recruitment solution in both the technology and financial services domain.

Working together as a specialist search and selection agency, we concentrate on 'blue chip' financial services & technology consulting organizations across London and the Middle East; focusing exclusively on Financial Services, IT and Risk. Being niche allows us to offer a premium search service, tailored to overcome the technically challenging nature of recruitment for the specialist functions that we work.

We are dedicated to representing 'best of breed' candidates in the region in our dedicated fields of employment. As such we are a leading outfit for placing ex-pats and internationally educated students in the region.

Our biggest unique selling point, is that we are steered by a dedicated team of ex-financial services and IT industry professionals. This allows us to offer a level of candidate pre-screening for roles, which is largely anomalous to the recruitment profession. Our ability to bridge the technical knowledge gap typical recruiters encounter, coupled with a thorough delivery process allows us to drive consistently superior results for our clients' sourcing requirements. Designed to provide a fast and efficient turnaround, we minimize the use of internal resources our clients spend vetting inadequate profiles, allowing them to quickly get back to focusing on their strategic goals.

Our strength lies not only in the specialist nature of our firm, but also in the commitment we show towards our clients and candidates. We endeavour to build long-term relationships and recognise the crucial nature of communication throughout the recruitment process. Excellence, integrity, respect and transparency are cornerstone to the culture we promote.
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