Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate Transactions - Retail Group

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Employment: Full Time

In this role, you will act as lead negotiator for transactional and contractual mandates, while overseeing junior output and acting as a senior advisor on expert subject matter.

Client Details

An established and successful retail organisation with a large and continuously developing portfolio of recognised brands across the UAE.


* Oversee corporate transactions and commercial contracts
* Develop and implement long-term legal strategies aligned with organisational goals.
* Ensure compliance with laws and industry standards in all transactions.
* Manage relationships with external legal experts for specialised advice.
* Collaborate with CLO and team to address senior-level legal concerns.
* Lead negotiations for commercial contracts and M&A deals with third parties, manage contracts, and analyse legal claims.
* Support new business ventures and offer informed legal advice in meetings.
* Draft governance documents and understand key financial aspects for legal guidance.
* Guide and motivate the legal team for enhanced performance and continual learning.
* Oversee transactions, project management, and team development.

Job Offer

An opportunity to join an established and high exposure legal team, taking key responsibility for transactional and contractual matters. You will play an important part in advising cross department executives and working with internal and external stakeholders.

A competitive package is on offer with a strong benefits package.


* 8-10 years PQE
* Strong academic record, with a LLB or an appropriate conversion course
* Previous experience with M&A transactions and JV negotiations
* Historic experience in a top tier law firm or complex in-house organisation


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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