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Junior Legal Counsel

Gulf Marketing Group (GMG Group)

Dubai, UAE

Ref: QP229-226

Job description / Role

Core Responsibilities
• The role holder is also responsible for providing support in legal research and assisting with the drafting of contracts and other legal documents.
• The role holder will also take on the responsibilities of assisting with company secretarial duties.
• Reviews and drafts policies and regulations to ensure consistency with applicable law
• Performs other similar or related duties such as interpreting laws, keeping abreast of legislation
• Drafts, reviews and negotiates all service contractual arrangements, other smaller value contracts
• Documents, reviews and manages all board resolution and power of attorney documents
• Prepares legal document such as legal memoranda, letters, deeds, mortgages, leases, and contracts, etc. for meeting the legal document requirements of GMG
• Ensures contract compliance control for all contracts to the law of land and the regulators, if any and as per contract administration and management process established in GMG
• Studies constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for legal issues related to the company
• Conducts computerized and non-computerized legal research and analyzes the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents
• Keeps abreast with all regulatory and local law related updates/changes which might impact the legal terms and conditions for GMG contracts and highlights them within the department
• Acts in accordance with the instructions issued and complies with the instructions related to confidentiality of contracts and refrains from conflicting business interests
• Assists in company secretary responsibilities listed below, but not restricted to:

- Maintains books and registers of the company as required under the provisions of the applicable Law
- Drafts and maintains statutory books and other legal documentation
- Files copy of special resolutions on prescribed form within the specified time period
- Maintains the minutes of Board meetings and general meetings


Educational Qualifications and Certificates
• Degree in Law

• A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Language skills
• Fluent English skills (written and spoken)

Additional skills
• Legal research skills
• An understanding of business and key business concepts
• Broad legal subject matter expertise

About the Company

Established in 1978, by the Baker family who still own and manage the company today, Gulf Marketing Group is one of the Middle East's leading, family owned companies. Gulf Marketing Group operates regionally, across the GCC and boasts a diverse portfolio of brands, retail outlets and services. Gulf Marketing Group subsidiaries operate in key sectors such as retail and distribution of sporting goods and lifestyle brands, health and fitness, food and food processing, integrated 3PL logistics, real estate, healthcare and pharmacies, education and technology. Since 1978, Gulf Marketing Group has introduced more than 90 international brands into the Middle East, as well as building the reputation of our homegrown brands as reliable and quality driven companies.

We are proud to be one of the top 10 retailers in the Gulf region with:

  • More than three decades experience managing international brands in local environments
  • A prestigious portfolio of world class brand partners
  • Anchor tenancy in all major GCC shopping malls
  • A proven track record of securing exclusive retail and distributor agreements
  • An experienced management team
  • Strong customer relationships

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Legal Counsel salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 25,500

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