Senior Legal Counsel

Michael Page

UAE

Posted
Ref: HP350-5131

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are looking for a Senior Lawyer to form part of an existing legal department of a large European construction company

Client Details
A diverse construction company with close to 20,000 employees worldwide. The Dubai office services the Middle East region which is one of their biggest regions

Description
* Offer up support from beginning to end of a project (including bidding stage negotiations with clients and suppliers)
* Review all types of construction documentation including FIDIC, EPC and O&M; advising management on associated risks.
* Providing legal support during the execution of the project and providing guidance on contentious related matters
* Litigation and arbitration matters, construction claims etc
* Negotiations with banks on long term investment financing
* Establishing project companies, drafting of shareholder agreements.

Job Offer
An attractive expat salary, flexibility in terms of office hours, and a family status benefits package (includes schooling allowances)

Requirements

Candidates who should must meet all of the below criteria
* LLB/LLM and law license from the UK, EU, US, Australia, NZ or South Africa
* 6-12 years of experience in the construction industry
* Expert knowledge of FIDIC, EPC, O&M as well as PPP agreements and long term financing contracts
* Experience providing support through contentious matters (litigation, arbitration, claims preparation)
* Fluency in Arabic will be considered an advantage

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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AED 22,500

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