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Managing Counsel / Legal Counsel


Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP556-1126

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Managing Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel will provide a broad range of in-house legal services across countries in the Middle East region with focus on transactional work supporting the various Oracle lines of business in closing transactions for IT products and services. The position is located in Dubai. The Middle East Legal function is part of the EMEA Legal group.

The Managing Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel will be responsible for the following main tasks and activities:

- Advising the various lines of business on legal and contractual matters, including the structuring of contracts and appropriate documents to be used
- Assisting the lines of business in negotiations with customers and partners (via email, phone and face-to-face meetings when required)
- Working closely with sales management to ensure appropriate prioritization of legal resource
- Working closely with the Deal Management group, including in connection with internal approvals, to ensure a smooth and efficient support to the lines of business and compliance with Oracle policies and procedures
- Reviewing, vetting and drafting of non-standard contracts
- Localizing Oracle model standard agreements and clauses
- Responding to various ad-hoc queries
- Identifying, analysing and assessing risk in connection with business transactions, including in connection with internal approvals to assist approvers in making decisions on an informed basis
- Assist in ensuring business transactions are in compliance with Oracle business practices, policies, procedures as well as local laws
- Managing disputes and litigation matters (in collaboration with the EMEA Litigation group)
- Assisting the C&E (Compliance & Ethics) group in connection with compliance cases
- Working with other legal groups in EMEA in connection with cross-border deals and EMEA-wide initiatives and projects
- Engaging and managing external lawyers retained by Oracle
- Providing legal training and updates to the lines of business and other functions
- Performing various other tasks as are relevant for an in-house lawyer


Required key skills:

- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain legal matters to non-lawyers
- Excellent negotiation skills
- Well-organized, structured and proactive way of working, including adherence to deadlines
- Sound judgment
- Creative thinking and problem solving orientation
- Business orientation; ability to balance legal considerations with commercial considerations
- Ability to work independently but also as part of teams
- Ability to perform under pressure in an often fast-paced environment
- Ability to work in an environment with multiple stakeholders and within a framework governed by corporate policies and business practices
- Interested in developing an understanding of Oracle's products and services as well as Oracle's business requirements and policies

Minimum job requirements:

- Fluency in English and Arabic, oral and written (French language proficiency will be a plus)
- Excellent drafting skills in English and Arabic (French will be a plus)
- Law degree; 10+ years of relevant work experience
- In-house legal function experience
- IT contracts experience (cloud will be a plus)
- Driver's license
- Basic computer skills (including experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
- Willingness to travel if required (not often)

About the Company

Oracle offers an integrated array of applications, databases, servers, storage, and cloud technologies to empower modern business. For most companies, flexibility is critical. Oracle provides a wide choice of software, systems, and cloud deployment models - including public, on-premises, and hybrid clouds - to ensure that technology flexes to the unique needs of a business.

Oracle Cloud is a complete, integrated stack of platform, infrastructure, and application services. With advanced scalability and security, Oracle Cloud enables technical agility across the enterprise, connects people to information for clearer insights, and fosters efficiency through simplified workflows.

More than 420,000 customers across 145 countries have harnessed Oracle technology to accelerate their digital transformation.

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