Senior Legal Manager

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-6434

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As a Senior Legal Manager, you will work with the senior lawyer and legal experts within the industry to draft and negotiate a wide range of cross-border transactional agreements in the EMEA region and globally along with having an advisory role with regard to management of litigation, general business, and aviation compliance.

Client Details

A newly formed company in Saudi Arabia is looking to bring in a Senior Legal Manager responsible for supervising and managing the company's legal department and managing all its legal affairs including representing the organisation in litigation matters.


* Execute corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company's operational requirements and legal status.
* Provide counsel/advice concerning a broad range of legal, regulatory and compliance issues on matters pertaining to marketing strategies, compensation, reimbursement, interaction with external stakeholder, suppliers etc.
* Handle all litigation brought by and against the organisation with respect to its activities in licensing, regulation, supervision, human resources, etc.
* Draft, review and maintain all commercial and contractual agreements including aircraft and engine purchase/lease agreements, LOIs/MOUs agreements, restructuring arrangements, sale and purchase agreements, engine exchange agreements, and aircraft maintenance agreements, procurement, service contracts, employment and property contracts, IT/software license/purchase agreements as well as any other contractual agreement required by the company.
* Participate in commercial negotiations between expert counsel and OEMs (aircraft, engines, and others), suppliers and vendors and provide leadership/guidance when needed.
* Support other departments with any legal activity (non-compliance with contractual agreements) required from engagements with external suppliers and vendors.
* Liaise with the external legal service providers and ensure external legal activities and engagements are managed and coordinated effectively.
* Analyse and manage contract risks and prepare risk mitigation strategies.
* Maintain proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state, and governmental bodies and legislatures.
* Maintain confidentiality with regards to any information exchanged or received in the role in accordance with the organisation's policies.

Job Offer

* Attractive salary
* Opportunity to play a crucial role in the ongoing growth and success of an exciting business


* Bachelor's Degree in Law from a respectable tertiary institution.
* Minimum of 8 years of experience in a corporate legal role, must have 3 years of experience in a managerial position.
* Experience in the aviation industry is an advantage with exposure to reviewing complex contracts in the industry.
* Knowledge of GACA and Ministry of Transportation laws, rules, and regulations.
* Exceptional knowledge of local and international law.
* Proficiency in English, both written and verbal, with impeccable English drafting skills.
* Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to multi-task effectively in a high volume and complex environment with changing priorities.
* Adaptability and desire to work in an evolving/start-up environment where policies and processes are being created

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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