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UAE, United Arab EmiratesAttractive and tax free



·         Abu Dhabi based (experience in the Middle East is not essential)

·         Must be in the range of 5-10 PQE

·         Must have western education and common law background

·         Ideally offer employment in both a law firm and in-house

·         Must have exposure to the ENERGY sector

·         Role will suit an ambitious and career orientated individual

With more than 50,000 employees in 90 countries and a century-long service history, our client is a global Oil & Gas service organization with a presence across all key energy locations. Due to growth and promotion, our client is looking for an experienced Legal & Compliance Counsel to be based out of their Abu Dhabi office.

The Legal & Compliance Counsel will be responsible for a key GeoMarket; Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, UAE and Yemen. Working autonomously in managing the clients legal affairs in the Gulf GeoMarket and will be entrusted with advising senior management on critical legal matters, whilst maintaining a keen focus on key business drivers.


Key responsibilities/accountabilities

n  Overall responsibility and accountability for the management of the legal affairs of the Gulf GeoMarket;

n  Advise GeoMarket management team on legal risks and exposures;

n  Interface with top-tier client executives and senior government officials;

n  Lead high stakes negotiations, participate in innovative deal structuring (JV, strategic alliances, M&A, divestitures, etc.) and produce commensurate bespoke agreements;

n  Manage outside counsel and litigation;

n  Assist in the management of issues relating to client contracts, corporate administration, trade compliance and corporate compliance;

n  Monitors new laws, rules and regulations affecting company and makes recommendation.

The successful candidate will possess an excellent western education in common law, trained within an international law firm with 5-10 PQE, worked within the energy sector and have the drive and ambition to join a global team of international lawyers.


For further information on this position, please contact Dawn Foley at RP International in Dubai on 00971 (0)4 391 0306 or email.  All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.




15 January 2013
14 February 2013
In House Lawyer
Senior Level
Full time, Permanent