Senior Legal Advisor – Leading Luxury Group

Edge Resourcing
Dubai, UAE

Ref: KP969-278
Edge Resourcing

The Role

The Role

Our client is a leading luxury retail group with an enviable presence across the middle east.
They are currently seeking a Senior Legal Advisor to join their corporate team.
Fluency in English and French required.

The role will involve:

• Preparation of legal documents and contracts
- Prepare a wide variety of legal documents under the Group General Counsel supervision
- Develop and/or review drafts of contracts and agreements.
• Research, Analysis and consultation
- Conduct legal and factual research and data analysis as directed
- Provide legal analysis of contractual and regulatory issues
- Convey legal advice and follow-up information to manager, in consultation with attorneys or external lawyers, regarding the legal implications, risks, and liabilities of proposed and actual policies, practices, and contractual situations
- Negotiate specific contractual issues and agreements with external entities as appropriate
- Participate in meeting and conferences pertaining to resolution of contracting issues
- Participate in the review of new legislation requiring contractual compliance, and implements systems required to attain compliance
- Develop contracts to achieve compliance, negotiating legal issues as appropriate
• Routine administrative tasks
- Establish, maintain, process, and/or oversee files, correspondence, databases, records, certificates, and/or other documents
- Liaise with government officials, business divisions, external law offices, brand principles, JV companies and management on various legal issues
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
• Intellectual property
- Provide support in intellectual property protection and commercial proceedings
- Liaise with trade mark agents for registering various trademarks
- Prepare and negotiate licenses and other contracts for protection of IP assets
- Liaise in regard to patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, trade secret, right of publicity, and unfair competition issues with external law officers.



The ideal candidate will be a Law graduate or post graduate in a similar discipline with 3 - 5 years prior experience in a law firm or corporate legal department.

Behavioural Competencies

Achievement Drive and Initiative
The drive to meet and exceed goals and standards of excellence in spite of obstacles, lack of support, opposition or discouragement; the ability to take prompt actions to achieve goals beyond requirements, to seek out new responsibilities and acts on opportunities.
Formulate plans for achieving business objectives over a performance period
• Monitors others and measures their progress against accountabilities, targets and milestones
• Innovates/ introduces improvements to the way things are done
• Removes barriers that constrain performance excellence
• Goes beyond expectations in the assignment, task, or job description without being asked
• Constantly takes the initiative to achieve results without waiting for input

Candidates should have the ability to approach data and situations logically, to break down problems into their component parts and look for underlying causes or thinking through the consequences of different courses of action

Uses analytical techniques to approach a problem or an issue

• Provides accurate, detailed and thorough analysis
• Can see how something fits into the big picture
• Recognizes the consequences of alternative actions
• Acts with decisiveness and determination to solve problems quickly and effectively and improve performance.

The ability to plan and deliver communications in an impactful, persuasive and tactful way
• Uses a range of approaches and strategies to promote and gain support for own ideas with others
• Maintains a clear, effective and well-structured communication delivery when under pressure
• Anticipates tensions that create breakdowns in communication
• Chooses the most appropriate means and style of communication taking into account different needs and preferences of individuals

Concern for Quality

The ability to check processes and tasks accurately and to ensure high quality standards and output
• Ensures that all work is meeting and/or exceeding standard of service
• Constantly demonstrates concern for order and managing uncertainty and ambiguity
• Carefully monitors the details and quality of own and others work
• Challenges others’ work and points out errors in others’ work and helps make corrections.

Partnering and Team Working

• The ability to build and maintain positive and effective relationships as well as to value the opinion of others
• Keeps in touch over time to build long term relationships
• Engages in mutual exchange and give-and-take
• Actively builds and promotes the value of team and collaboration
• Acknowledges and gives credit to others who have contributed to the team

Planning and Organizing
• The ability to plan and prioritize work to manage time effectively and accomplish assigned tasks
• Focuses on end results
• Updates staff regularly and communicates plans to those involved
• Ensures tasks/ duties are completed according to plan and reevaluate if necessary
• Develops and uses systems to organize and keep track of information or work progress

Key Technical Competencies

Business Acumen

The ability to acquire and rigorously analyze industry, market and financial information, and apply the results of the analysis to the development of organization strategies and to making critical business decisions that accelerate business results
Engages in cross-functional decision-making
• Actively seeks accountability and measures performance
• Demonstrates high regard for BU’s profitability/financial strength
• Acts and implements discretion and maintains confidentiality

Customer care

The ability to identify and satisfy the needs of internal and external customers, displaying commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations
• Monitors service levels of a number of customers
• Is responsible for maintaining and benchmarking customer satisfaction
• Looks for creative approaches to providing or improving services that may increase efficiency and decrease cost
• Proactively considers and anticipates customer needs and responds to their requests with a sense of urgency

Negotiation Skills

The ability to explore alternatives to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties
• Convince others and obtains the buy-in on key decisions/ issues to change their behavior
• Gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals

Technical Expertise

Expert knowledge and skill in legal matters:
• Possesses expert knowledge of advanced concepts in primary discipline, a broad knowledge of related disciplines, as well as an in-depth knowledge of relevant organizational policies and procedures
• Applies knowledge to support the division objectives and to further the mandate of the organization
• Applies a broad knowledge of best management practices; defines objectives and work flows, positions reporting relationships in such a way as to obtain optimum effectiveness for the division
• Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself personally
• Demonstrates expert knowledge of the current admin guidelines, HR and project management tools and manages the use of these regularly in work assignments
• Demonstrate expert knowledge and practice of:
• Drafting and reviewing various legal documents
• Conceptual knowledge of international commercial, civil and corporate law
• Principles and instruments of the U.A.E. legal system and Middle East region
• Knowledge of applicable rules and regulations
• Overall legal principles and practices in the UAE.
• Corporate governance.

About the Company

About the Company

Edge Resourcing was established in the United Arab Emirates in 2008. We have taken care in our growth and have kept our corporate values throughout.

Edge Resourcing is led by a specialist team of Recruitment Consultants, each of whom have experience of working in and a sound knowledge of the local market place. We have gradually expanded our horizons and now offer specialist services within the Middle East Retail sector. Our aim is to provide a thorough and honest service to both our candidates and clients, making sure that we only take on work which we feel we can service to the correct level of satisfaction required.

We currently offer professional and tailored contingency and retained search services to the following specialist sectors of the market:
Accountancy and Finance
Office Support
Human Resources
Sales and Marketing

Our aim is to continue to position ourselves in the market as one of the most consistent and successful suppliers of manpower. We strive to make things happen and make a difference to your business and career. Success isn’t just about putting people into jobs, but about giving you an honest, personal service. Whether you are a client or a candidate, our aim is to find out exactly what it is that you are looking for, rather than push you to settle for your second choice.
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