Legal and Compliance Officer

Privately-Owned Global Enterprise In UAE

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP927-41

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are seeking a highly competent common law qualified lawyer with around 3 years PQE to be the Legal & Compliance Officer in the oil and gas sector. This person is responsible for performing both legal and compliance duties as further contained below.

• Responsible for preparing and managing corporate legal documents including without limitation; Shareholders Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Intercompany Agreements, Articles/Memorandums of Associations, Power of Attorneys, Board and Annual General Minutes.
• Provide a leading standard of legal document management utilizing the existing legal server; including the maintenance of corporate registers, revisions to LE Structure etc.
• Maintain relationships with external law firms to support in the resolution of any legal disputes/issues.
• Responsible for the review, qualification and negotiation of any tenders, contracts or other corporate legal documents.
• Responsible for the preparation of contracts (templates) including without limitation; service level agreements, agency agreements, distribution agreements, intellectual property agreements, master service agreements, memorandums of understandings, non-disclosure agreements and other similar agreements to support the business requirements.
• General legal support and consultation to the business with all internal/external legal matters to mitigate group corporate risk, provide commercially sensible and pragmatic solutions and mitigate disputes.

• Responsible for the creation and implementation of KYC/Due Diligence to further enhance the procedures and application across the business.
• Responsible for conducting training across the business on Anti Bribery/Corruption Laws.
• Maintain current knowledge of the Sanctions Lists and Anti Bribery/Corruption Laws in both the UAE and jurisdictions in which the business operates under.
• Review and recommend to management the requirement for new or amendments to the existing business policies and procedures in accordance with any legal developments.
• General advisory on corporate governance matters to the business including the creation and implementation of any policies.


• We are seeking around 3 years post qualification experience in a similar role, preferably within a law firm/in house legal position.
• Oil and Gas/Logistics Industry experience is required.
• LLB from Common Law Jurisdiction is required.
• Experience in similar role; compliance/due diligence/corporate law is required.
• Knowledge of Sanctions List, anti-competition, anti-bribery laws is required.
• English should be first language.
• First class legal drafting skills, attention to detail and accuracy is mandatory.
• Must have a mature, positive and pro-active approach to work with the ability to manage sensitive matters accordingly.
• Ability to handle large workloads, prioritize tasks, project manage time accordingly.
• Problem solving skills; ability to provide commercially sensible and pragmatic solutions for the business.
• Microsoft Package skills are required.

AED 8,000 to 12,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

About the Company

Privately-owned global enterprise in UAE.

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