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Employment Counsel

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5926

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As the sole in-house Employment Counsel, you will be responsible for all employment law matters at the firm. This will involve coordinating across multiple jurisdictions in the MENA region.

Client Details

Within the MENA unit of a multinational company providing a range of services globally.


* Assist business functions, including HR, on all employment negotiations and contracts.
* Mitigate legal risks emanating from employment contracts for the firm.
* Address queries from business functions regarding employment matters.
* Manage all investigations, from minor labour disputes through to complex issues like data breaches or non-competes.
* Advise on Partner issues - whether incoming or outgoing.
* Support the General Counsel in managing the ongoing transformation of the in-house legal structure at the firm.

Job Offer

* Competitive salary
* Opportunity to manage the entire function on Employment
* Progressive environment


* At least 6 years PQE with experience at a leading international law firm or an in-house role.
* Must have a specialist focus on employment law matters.
* Must have knowledge of, and experience working in, employment law in the UAE and / or KSA.
* Ability to speak in Arabic is highly desirable.

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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