Legal and Corporate Counsel - Logistics

Michael Page

UAE

Posted
Ref: HP350-7858

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As Legal and Corporate Counsel you will provide advice and support to our client in coordination with the European legal department on assigned business development projects and deals, including legal coordination, drafting/review of contractual documentation and participation in deal negotiations when required.

Client Details

Global logistics subsidiary of world- leading trading company.

Description

* Responsible for all corporate secretary matter in EMEA region;
* Review current legal and corporate practices, processes, tasks and tools with the purpose of optimizing and modifying them to match company business and growth;
* Managing board and committees' agendas, taking minutes and follow up actions;
* Taking care of the litigation lists, litigation and claims matters including re-doing the formatting and reporting style, liaising/following up regularly with external lawyers and internal stakeholders on developments, negotiating and drafting settlements;
* Managing all external KYC requests from banks, regulatory bodies, etc.;
* Managing and support to corporate projects and transactions as and when they arise;
* Drafting, reviewing, coordinating and managing the timely and accurate execution of legal and corporate documents (e.g. resolutions, board minutes, powers of attorney, proxies, share transfers, inter company loan agreements, guarantees and services agreements) to ensure that the companies fulfil their legal and statutory obligations in the relevant jurisdiction.
* Liaising with and supporting internal group functions (including legal, tax, finance, treasury) as well as external suppliers, professional advisors (audit and legal) and company agents.
* Maintain central repository of shared documents for all actors within the company
* Maintain company organisation chart and main documents (directors, shares, AoA, SHA, JV)
* Assist in organization and restructuring Impala group entities including company closures, incorporations, mergers and transfers, capital increase, change of director, etc.
* Follow up main legislative changes potentially affecting activities of Impala and affiliates
* Maintaining regular communications with board members of all companies, affiliates' members, etc. as needed
* Assist on other legal matters such as IP matters, establishment of contract management system, as needed
* Participate in the organization of the Legal team (record keeping, filing of contracts and documents, reporting requirements, follow up of documents/invoices/etc.)

Job Offer

* Competitive, tax free salary.
* Opportunity to grow into regional legal lead for major global player

Requirements:

* JD and LLM from a recognised university
* At least five years of legal experience in the logistics industry
* Previous experience in a reputable law firm preferred but not required.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Organised with high level of attention to detail and ability to meet tight deadlines

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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