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Senior Legal Counsel - Multinational Company

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5324

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Senior role with a diversified multinational group, this hire will be the most senior lawyer in the region and will report to a Global GC in Europe.

Client Details

This is a diversified group with various entities under their umbrella, and a presence across the globe. Although not the largest company in terms of headcount, they have a prominent name in the market.

Their Middle Eastern presence is strong, and they are seeking a lawyer who can lead the ME legal team in order to free up the time of the GC in Europe for more strategic duties.


* Lead role in all corporate transactions
* Day to day commercial contracts (employment etc)
* Management of a team of 3 junior legal professionals
* Dispute management along with external counsel as and when required
* Over time this hire will also be expected to get more involved in strategic decision making

Job Offer

For a senior associate / senior legal counsel who has ambitions of taking on a leadership role in the medium term, this is a rare and exciting opportunity. The work is of the very highest quality, and the business is a growing one with a lot of potential.

Day to day work in this legal team is diverse and not necessarily what you would find in a traditional inhouse role, making it a unique opportunity. This hire would certainly never be bored!


The ideal candidate would posses the following profile:

* At least 6 years of experience in a transactional corporate role
* Private Practice background complimented by recent inhouse experience
* Multinational experience
* Full fluency in Arabic

We are happy to consider strong candidates coming out of international law firms who are seeking their first move inhouse.

Ideally this candidate should not be too senior, as we are seeking someone who can grow into the Head of Legal position as they become accustomed to the business and the work.

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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