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This international bank with prominent presence in the Middle East and growing operations in North Africa is seeking a Legal Counsel to join its existent and growing MENA Legal Team, in Dubai.
The job’s main objectives are:
- To provide legal advice and support to business management, functions and businesses particularly in relation to transactional legal issues (e.g. - drafting facility letters; advising on trade finance documentation; advising on commitment letters, mandate letters, term sheets and facility agreements; advising on structured products; reviewing and advising on security documentation)
- To support the Head of Legal in identifying and managing legal risk across the businesses.
- To manage external legal advisersTo help support the development of an effective Legal Function across the business.To ensure policies and governance standards are maintained as part of delivering on business needs.
The required candidate will demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
- Lawyer qualified in UK/US/Australia/NZ or similar with post qualification experience of at least 4 - 8 years
- Good academic grounding and training at a law firm or chambers with a good reputation in banking / financial services / corporate law
- Technical knowledge and experience in as many of the following areas as possible: banking transactions including syndicated lending, term loans, working capital facilities, trade finance facilities; dispute resolution; financial services law and regulation; company / corporate law; regulatory investigations; restructuring of banking transactions.
- Understanding of the requirements of legal risk management in a financial institution.
- Familiarity with the businesses and products within the financial services sector and relevant legal issues affecting them.
On the soft skills’ aspect candidates must demonstrate ability to work in a loose management structure, under minimal supervision, as well as a high level of integrity and advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
Arabic language is not prerequisite for this role, but candidates must already be based in the Middle East and flexible to interview immediately.