Vice President - Legal

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-6390

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As Vice President of the Legal function you will be the main Legal point of contact for our clients Doha office. You will oversee and advise on all legal and regulatory processes and assist the regional General Counsel as requested. You will also be involved in several projects with global offices when required.

Client Details

Doha office of world leading financial services company.


* Responsible for the legal support to the other offices (including to the Senior Management of International Wealth Management) in the META region
* Acting as the GCC representative on the various project initiatives and committees for the META region
* Responsible for the handling of external counsel (appointments, engagements and control over costs), and acting as a 'benefit' point of liaison between external counsel and the stakeholders
* Working together with other GCC teams across globally as the case may be; e.g. provide support to the GC Litigation team on local litigation cases, complaints and liaising with local counsel
* Advising the shared services departments on the relevant local laws, such as employment laws, data protection laws, leasing matters, and give support to the COO on corporate governance and corporate secretarial matter

Job Offer

* Competitive tax-free salary
* Chance to join senior leadership of global leader in financial services
* Clear path of progression within the organisation


* LL.B. and/or LL.M. from a reputable University, qualified lawyer with in-house banking and finance experience, as well as private practice experience
* At least 7 years of PQE, local META experience in banking and finance
* Proficiency in English, and a good command of written and spoken Arabic
* Dedication to fostering an inclusive culture and value diverse perspectives

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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