Group General Counsel

Michael Page

Bahrain

Posted
Ref: HP350-5721

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As the Group General Counsel, you will provide strategic legal advice not just to the Bank but also all its subsidiaries and owned companies. You will manage all transactional, commercial, corporate and compliance requirements for the Bank's investments.

Client Details

A large investment group with a diversified portfolio of assets and plans to expand further internationally.

Description

* Provide legal counsel to the Group CEO, the Board and internal stakeholders.
* Create effective investment strategies and structures for the region and for offshore entities.
* Participate in deal teams' investment discussions and implementation, by offering transactional guidance, financing options and legal advice.
* Mitigate the Bank's (and it's investment vehicles') legal and reputational risks globally.
* Create and implement corporate governance, compliance and ethics program based upon local and international standards.
* Manage external stakeholders, like external counsel for litigation, investors, financing institutions, shareholders etc.
* Manage internal legal function and mentor the legal team.

Job Offer

* Competitive, tax-free salary and incentive structure.
* Opportunity to contribute directly to high-value cross-border transactions.
* Dynamic, exciting environment with a focus on expansion.

Requirements

* 10+ years of experience in an in-house role or in private practice, with at least 5 years in an investments role.
* Currently either a Partner at a prestigious law firm, or a GC at a financial institution.
* Must have a background in private equity, real estate, fund asset management, banking/finance and/or venture capital.
* Strong experience of cross-border transactions in multiple regions, including the GCC and USA.
* Excellent communication, stakeholder management and leadership skills.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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