Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Quest Search & Selection

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP340-2628

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Join our dynamic team in Abu Dhabi! We're seeking a skilled Chief Legal and Compliance Officer to oversee legal and regulatory affairs for our esteemed investment client. Ensure adherence to UAE laws and standards while driving strategic initiatives for sustainable growth.

Job Description:
- Lead legal and compliance efforts, ensuring alignment with our investment client's goals and values.
- Develop and implement robust policies and procedures to maintain regulatory compliance in the investment sector.
- Conduct risk assessments and implement measures to mitigate legal and compliance risks specific to investment activities.
- Serve as a strategic advisor to senior management on legal matters impacting investment decisions, including contracts, mergers, and acquisitions.
- Oversee corporate governance and ethics programs tailored to the investment industry, promoting a culture of integrity and accountability.
- Liaise with external legal counsel and regulatory authorities in the investment sector as needed.
- Keep abreast of legal developments and industry trends in investments to inform decision-making and strategy formulation.


Join our dynamic team in Abu Dhabi! We're seeking an exceptional Chief Legal and Compliance Officer to lead legal and regulatory efforts for our esteemed investment client. If you're a seasoned legal professional with a passion for ensuring compliance in the investment sector, we want to hear from you!

Ideal Candidate Profile:
- Extensive Legal Experience: Proven track record of at least 7 years in legal practice, with a focus on corporate law, compliance, and regulatory affairs, ideally within the investment sector.
- Deep Understanding of UAE Laws: In-depth knowledge of UAE legal framework and regulations relevant to investments, with a demonstrated ability to interpret and apply complex laws to business operations.
- Leadership and Strategic Vision: Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop and execute comprehensive legal and compliance strategies aligned with organizational goals and industry best practices.
- Risk Management Expertise: Exceptional risk management capabilities, including the ability to identify potential legal and compliance risks inherent in investment activities and develop effective mitigation strategies.
- Collaborative Approach: Proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally with senior management, legal teams, and other stakeholders to drive consensus and achieve strategic objectives.
- Ethical Standards and Integrity: Uncompromising commitment to ethical standards and integrity, with a track record of promoting a culture of compliance and accountability within organizations.
- Effective Communication: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate complex legal concepts clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences, both internally and externally.

AED 50,000 to 60,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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