Legal Manager - Banking (Arabic Speaker)



Ref: GP186-3705

Job description / Role

Our client, a leading bank in Qatar is looking to hire an experienced, bilingual (Arabic and English) Legal Manager to manage the Legal Department. You will take the lead role in advising the BODs, CEO and Management and Executive Committees regarding all legal issues as well as regulations that will impact the operations, commercial and financial position of the bank.

Your responsibilities will include working with the business and other support functions to assess the vulnerability of the banks business ventures, products and services to existing or future legal challenges. Your core accountabilities include setting of legal policies, managing legal risks, litigation and legal contracts, divisional cost and budget control, divisional continuous improvement and ensuring the effectiveness of the legal department is aligned with the corporate strategy and in line with local laws.


The successful candidate should have a minimum of 11 years PQE and a minimum of 5 years within a reputable bank in the GCC. You should possess strong knowledge of banking laws and be fluent in Arabic and English and an LLM or MBA is an advantage.

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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