Head of Litigation

Ignite Search & Selection

Dubai, UAE

Posted
Ref: OP555-711

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Head of Litigation – Our client is a leading UAE law firm. They currently seek a Head of litigation to join their Dubai based team.

Ignite is a specialist Construction and Property Recruitment Consultancy. We are experts in the Middle East and Asia markets with offices in the UAE and UK.

Our consultants operate in a niche market making them experts in their sector. This allows us to offer our clients and candidates expert market knowledge whilst building long term relationships.

We recruit in the following Sectors:

• Construction & Engineering
• Project Management & Consultancy
• MEP
• Facilities Management
• Oil and Gas
• Water, Power & Utilities

In the above sectors we recruit for all levels of staff across the following job categories:

• Engineers
• Construction Management
• Project Management
• Commercial
• Planning
• Estimation
• Design
• Procurement
• HSE
• QA/QC
• Commissioning

Job Purpose
• Responsible to provide complete legal services on all matters pertaining to the company in its operations and corporate affairs.
• Providing proactive, in-depth, legal, business-focused advice to the business, as well as implementing initiatives and processes in order to set standards and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, ethical behavior and responsibility across the business.
• Defend and protect the interests of the Company.
• Identify potential risks and look for ways to mitigate them.

Requirements

Responsibilities and Duties
• Assisting the business in compliance with all various legal requirements.
• Advising on minimal liability and legal exposure for the business.
• Suggest and advise on various legal matters such as commercial contracts, dispute resolution, regulatory, employment and governance.
• Ensure legal documents are drafted, reviewed and interpreted as per applicable laws.
• Take appropriate steps on different types of legal issues.
• Draft, advising, negotiating core business agreements and terms to establish and set-up new approved Joint Ventures/companies, leasing, supply and procurement, sub-contracting, HR and finance agreement, to conclude the required business within the legal requirements to serve and protect the interest of the company.
• While advising Management, research the necessary comparable legal procedures and laws, as well as comparable cases.
• Knowledge on how to apply the law to the company’s circumstances.
• Analyze and standardize the approved legal procedures for Company businesses to ensure effective processing and to avoid future liability.
• Represent and defend all leasing cases at the Dubai/Abu Dhabi Municipality to resolve the issues ensuring protection of Company's interests
• Provide counsel and guidance on matters including liabilities, indemnities, contracts, commercial proposals, competition, and construction related specifications.
• Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.)
• Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
• Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
• Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
• Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
• Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
• Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
• Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization • Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
• Maintain current knowledge of alterations as per current law/legislation
• Attend meeting of Board of Directors and shareholders of the Company and take the minutes of the meeting.
• Monitor compliance with Board’s policies and procedures

About the Company

Ignite is a specialist Construction and Property Recruitment Consultancy. We are experts in the Middle East and Asia markets which we service from our offices in the UAE and UK.

Our consultants operate in a niche market making them experts in their sector. This allows us to offer our clients and candidates expert market knowledge whilst building long term relationships.

We pride ourselves on recruiting Construction and Property staff of all levels and disciplines. We offer the same high quality service whether you are recruiting or seeking work from Engineer through to Company Director level.

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