Head of Legal

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-6441

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As a Head of Legal, you will be responsible for analysing and identifying the legal risks and implications of all the business's transactions, keeping the senior management in all departments of the business informed of developments in laws and regulations that potentially affect the business

Client Details

A rapid growing start-up in Dubai is looking to bring in a Head of Legal responsible for providing proactive, in-depth, legal, business-focused advice to the business, as well as implementing initiatives and processes to set standards to manage all the legal affairs


* Provide general legal advice on as well as reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a range of commercial contracts and agreements across client, supplier, partner, employment, property, and other areas.
* Management of internal sign-off process and accountability for ensuring adherence to the relevant applicable policies and procedures.
* Maintenance and regular review of standard legal agreement templates for client contracts, NDAs, etc. and legal assessment of any deviations from template language.
* 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.
* 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.

Job Offer

* Attractive tax-free 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 institution.
* Minimum of 10 years of experience in a corporate legal role.
* Start-up experience is an advantage with exposure to reviewing complex contracts in the industry.
* Exceptional knowledge of laws and regulations of USA
* Familiarity with the laws of KSA
* Proficiency in English, both written and verbal, with impeccable English drafting skills.
* Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to multitask 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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