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In-House Counsel

Emergio DMCC

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP927-04

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Summary:
In-House Counsel candidate should be business-minded attorney who will play a key role in finding solutions, driving change, and developing thorough compliance procedures and policies that balance legal and commercial interests. You will have regular exposure to all areas of the business, including, but not limited to trading, shipping, investments, marketing, people, operations, compliance, finance and information security. You must be prepared to identify and handle all legal issues impacting the business.

Primary Job Function:

Legal Support:
• Draft, review, and negotiate vendor, customer and other complex commercial agreements, including but not limited to sales, shipment, procurement, investment, corporate services, labor, marketing, agreements, Shari'a agreement, etc.)
• Advise on a variety of legal issues, including legal risks and potential liabilities associated with local and international deals
• Anticipate, identify and mitigate legal issues that would impact the company
• Assist in formulating policies, procedures and training curriculum to assist in the company’s legal compliance
• Have an in-depth understanding of laws and regulations surrounding commercial operations and compliance in different industries, including data privacy, advertising, employment, safety, and contracts
• Act as primary point of contact on end to end business and legal compliance
• Liaise with government authorities, agents, advisors and other third parties on corporate services matters
• Be a self-starter without waiting for instruction
• Develop and document corporate policies and procedures
• Become well acquainted with internal stakeholders in all departments and work with them to achieve objectives
• Provide legal support for any compliance audits
• Provide and oversee company training and education for compliance policies and procedures
• Conduct legal research as necessary
• Provide legal support on matters related to government relations
• Provide assistance to the Senior Management as assigned. Assistance may include employment matters, leases, export issues, international law, intellectual property, and litigation management.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Compliance:
• Monitoring the regulatory environment and ensuring compliance with the licenses obligations
• Develop and implement the compliance and risk procedures
• Monitoring changing regulations and ensuring ongoing compliance
• Maintaining and updating the compliance procedures manuals and procedures
• Oversee the client on-boarding process
• Coordinate the KYC procedures
• Prepare monthly compliance report to brief the Board on regulatory issues
• Developing and delivering compliance training for staff
• Advising staff on regulatory obligations
• Attending Compliance Risk & Audit Committee meetings
• Establishing and updating the AML Policies, Procedures, Systems and Controls

Requirements

Education:
• LLB Degree from a reputable international institution is a must
• LLM, JD is a big advantage

Experience:
• Minimum of 7 years of in-house legal and compliance experience post qualification
• Strong transactional experience drafting, commenting, negotiating customer, investment and vendor agreements with local and international counterparties, providing legal opinion on projects, new ventures, regulatory requirements for a rapidly growing company

Competencies:
• Sound and practical legal and business judgment with the ability to assess risks and communicate those risks to business partners clearly
• Ability to work quickly and accurately
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with little to no supervision
• Ability to implement change across the organization
• Highly responsive
• Sense of ownership, a willingness to learn and improve
• Excellent written/verbal communication and negotiation skills with a highly responsive and service-oriented attitude
• Ability to organize, prioritize and manage deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
• Ability to interface effectively and build relationships with counterparts and other departments internally
• Ability to handle a fast-paced environment, take ownership of projects and successfully meet established project deadline requirements

About the Company

Emergio DMCC is a privately-owned global enterprise specialized in multi-asset physical trading and logistics operating in the Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum products’ sector.

The brand operates as part of a group of companies across the globe with business activities in diverse sectors that include trading, shipping, financial services, and logistics. This level of expertise enables us to capitalize on our in-depth knowledge of the market and efficiently flow through market movements in the form of informed expert decisions.

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