Chief Legal Officer - Arabic Speaker

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5100

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are looking for a well experienced CLO to take on a leadership role at a major family holding group in Doha

Client Details

Well-established organisation in Doha, Qatar with a wide array of businesses within its portfolio, looking to explore new ventures and expand on its existing businesses


* Lead the development of the legal department while adhering to direction set by the Board of Directors
* Directs and coordinates the organisation's legal staff and activities
* Update or draft new/amended company regulations, rules, policies and procedures including all types of contracts;
* Devise and implement compliance programs, self assessments and checklists for the Group and its subsidiaries to ensure compliance with the various regulations, rules, policy statements and other laws in Qatar
* Provides management with advice and counsel concerning laws impacting the organisation's functional areas
* Writes/reviews contracts, files and responds to lawsuits, and recommends outside counsel when necessary

Job Offer

* Tax-free salary of $160,000 - 180,000 USD per annum
* Accommodation, schooling for up to 2 children and annual return flight home
* Opportunity to lead growth efforts on behalf of a high value organisation
* Autonomous role with opportunity to provide a respected strategic advisory service


Candidates who apply should meet the following criteria

* 10 years of experience or more in a legal role (with management experience)
* Commercial contract drafting skills and broad competencies including regulatory, risk management and compliance
* Must be fluent in Arabic
* High level strategic thinking and decision-making 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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