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Head of Legal – Arabic



Ref: GP186-5126

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a utility group who is looking to hire a professional and commercially astute Head of Legal who will report directly to the CEO providing expert legal advice adhering to its operational, legal and financial requirements. This is an integral role where you will be a high level strategic thinker with excellent decision-making skills and will be fluent in Arabic and English.

You will provide high level strategic and legal advice to protect the legal and all other interests for the company, responsible for all litigation matters supporting in all legal proceedings and court cases/hearings and will also have full accountability for all Company Secretary Activities including the organizing of the Board and Annual General Meetings. You will work closely with the Risk Management team to ensure appropriate measures are put into place to protect the Company from legal risks as well as be heavily involved in the review of financial documents and corporate loans.


The ideal candidate should have excellent commercial contract drafting skills, broad competencies including regulatory, risk management, corporate governance and compliance, and would require someone with up to 15 years ++ PQE along with a Bachelor of Law from a reputable university. Preferred knowledge within the utility industry would be advantageous. You will have outstanding leadership and problem solving skills and will be a critical and strategic thinker who is able to build solid relationships with key stakeholders. Candidates based in Qatar will be considered.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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