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Senior Legal Counsel (Oil & Gas Sector)


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4741

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a global company in the oilfield services / engineering sector, that is looking to hire a Lawyer with at least 6 – 10 years’ experience to join its Dubai based legal team. The business is looking for an individual with experience in the Oil & Gas sector, with understanding of commercial contract review, negotiation and drafting.

The role will involve an interesting broad reaching Legal Counsel position, working closely with the main Stakeholders, business and external Lawyers in relation to the legal aspects of the company’s operations in the Middle East region and internationally. This role will also include working with the other main geographical regions the company operates in, particularly Russia, the US and Latin America.

This is a mixed remit covering legal matters relating to projects, commercial, supply, finance agreements. Additionally, you will cover day to day commercial contracts, managing external counsel, liaising with human resources on employment matters, as required and covering compliance matters.


The successful candidate should be a qualified Lawyer with c.6 - 10 years' experience relating to Oil & Gas or engineering sectors. You should have a commercial outlook and experience of drafting, reviewing, negotiating and managing high value agreements.
This is an entrepreneurial but hands on role, so not suitable for a Senior Lawyer used to delegating much of the legal work. 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.

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 21,000

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