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Legal Counsel (Oil & Gas)


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4650

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a global company in the Oil & Gas exploration sector, who are looking to hire a Lawyer with at least 4 - 7 years’ experience to join its Dubai based legal team. The business is looking for an individual with experience of Oil & Gas sector commercial contract review, negotiation and drafting to work in a fast paced environment.

The role will involve an interesting broad reaching Legal Counsel position, working closely with the business and Senior Lawyers in relation to the legal aspects of the company’s operations in the Middle East region and elsewhere internationally. This is a mixed remit covering legal matters, relating to commercial, shipping and supply as well as dealing with technology agreements. This role will cover day to day commercial contracts, managing external counsel and liaising with human resources on employment matters, as required.


The successful candidate should be a qualified Lawyer with c.4 – 7 years' experience relating to commercial, contracts and human resources legal work. You should also have experience of drafting, reviewing, negotiating and managing high value agreements, ideally within the Oil & Gas sector. This would be a good move for a Lawyer already working in-house or looking to make their first move from private practice to an in-house position.

There is a preference for individuals already based in the UAE, with regional experience. Due to the nature of this role, Arabic language skills are not required. A competitive tax free salary and benefits are on offer.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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Legal Counsel salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 22,500

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