Senior Legal Advisor Leading Luxury Group
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
- 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.
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
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 BUs profitability/financial strength
Acts and implements discretion and maintains confidentiality
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
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
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.
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
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 isnt 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.