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Legal Counsel, Litigations

Mubadala Development

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: HP678-56

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time
Job Duration: Permanent Employment

Company Overview

Mubadala is a global investment company with a mandate to generate sustainable financial returns to the Government of Abu Dhabi for the long-term.

We actively invest across a variety of geographies, asset classes and sectors that build on our competitive advantages of talent, financial strength, portfolio diversity and global relationships to enhance lasting value at home and overseas.

We are a responsible corporate citizen motivating our businesses to have a positive impact on the communities where they operate.

About Legal and Governance

Mubadala's Legal & Governance division is responsible for all aspects of legal, regulatory, and governance matters across the Mubadala Group. By working closely with each Sector and Division, we protect and promote the best interests of the company by identifying and managing legal and regulatory risks affecting Mubadala, its assets and its investments.

In close coordination with both the Divisions and Sectors, we engage at the outset of all projects and transactions; we draft and negotiate the documents relating to such projects and transactions and we play a critical role in monitoring and, where necessary, enforcing Mubadala's contractual and legal rights.

The Challenge

This is a dynamic role within the Mubadala Group where the successful candidate will form part of a closely-knit and growing team, which develops and manages a centralized ligation and regulatory affairs of the Mubadala Group. The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Litigation and Regulatory Affairs and serve as a trusted member of the team to (1) assist with and oversee litigations with both global and local spread, (2) support with matters in which the Mubadala Group faces regulatory scrutiny or enforcement action, (3) give regulatory advice; and (4) manage day-to-day administrative matters of the team, including management of external counsel.

Key Responsibilities


The successful candidate will serve as a case manager for a wide range of disputes (both global and local) spanning across Mubadala Group's eight platforms. In particular, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Head of Litigation with executing litigation strategy, including overseeing external counsel, and advising and communicating with commercial teams about the same.

Regulatory Affairs

The successful candidate will be required to assist the Head of Regulatory Affairs in monitoring global developments of regulatory regimes that may affect the Mubadala Group and implementing relevant strategies to manage risks.

Operational Support

The position will provide a number of opportunities to assist with and oversee day-to-day operation of the Litigation and Regulatory Affairs function, including administrative management of external advisers and executing Mubadala's internal business protocol.


Knowledge, skills and experience

- Bachelor or graduate-level degree, with distinction, in law from an internationally recognized higher education institution.
- Legal qualification from a common law jurisdiction.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in litigation or international arbitration, with four of those years from a top international law firm.
- Experience with regulatory law or regulatory process (such as sanctions or foreign investment controls) is an asset.

About the Company

Our formation and identity as a company are inextricably linked to the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan – who imagined a prosperous future for his people, and then brought them together as a nation to achieve it.

Mubadala is a pioneering global investor, deploying capital with integrity and ingenuity to accelerate economic growth for the long-term benefit of Abu Dhabi. As Abu Dhabi’s leading strategic investment company, Mubadala is active in 13 sectors and more than 30 countries around the world, creating lasting value for our shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Our work includes the development of global industrial champions in sectors such as aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals & mining, renewable energy and utilities, and the management of diverse financial holdings. We build on legacy expertise in oil and gas to invest across the hydrocarbon spectrum, and enhance the UAE’s growth potential through investments in healthcare, real estate and defense services. Our investment approach prioritizes partnership with best-in-class organizations and a commitment to the highest standards of governance.

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Legal Counsel salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 22,500

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