Legal Counsel, Gulf

Administration Full Time
  • Administration
  • Full Time
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ broad operational legal experience, in particular in the construction industry, ideally gained at a reputable law firm and/or in a major corporation;

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We move 2 billion people a day and maintain more than 2.2 million customer units worldwide, the industry’s largest portfolio. We can be found in many of the world’s most recognizable buildings as well as the busiest transportation hubs and retail centers. We are everywhere people are on the move.

Legal Counsel, Gulf

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United Arab Emirates

Otis L.L.C, 37th floor, The One Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A typical day at work will be difficult to describe because of its diversity but has always one common element: the permanent focus on the selling and operational side of the business while protecting the company’s interests and ensuring good governance in compliance with applicable laws. The role comes with much responsibility and a large degree of day-to-day client contact but most importantly a pro-active hands-on approach towards the operating business as part of our growth and innovation strategy.
You will be negotiating and drafting contracts of all sorts, advising on disputes, handling complex projects, business development activities, streamlining and automating legal processes, liaising with external counsel and assisting with the ongoing training and development of non-legally skilled business colleagues. On the governance side, you will keep oversight of corporate secretarial matters and be closely involved in compliance work, partially handled by specialists with whom you will be working very closely.
Base location: Dubai preferred
All of that against a motivating and attractive remuneration package in accordance with your seniority and experience.
Talented, motivated lawyer who is used to juggling a busy and demanding business workload and a compliance agenda;
Minimum of 3-5 years’ broad operational legal experience, in particular in the construction industry, ideally gained at a reputable law firm and/or in a major corporation;
Experience in dealing with construction (contentious and non-contentious) matters: from high-profile complex projects to “flow” transactions; Sub-contracting; (pre)litigation and dispute resolution;
Fluent English and Arabic.
Familiarity with business practices and cultures in in the Middle East, and with a strong corporate compliance culture of a major corporation (e.g. anti-corruption, international trade, investigations);
Strong academics, technical knowledge and analytical skills – with the ability to demonstrate a commitment to working in Dubai for at least the medium term and willingness to travel across the region;
Growth oriented, pro-active and pragmatic mindset and approach;
Solutions/results orientated, with skills to drive change and innovation, also in the legal function;
A true communicator (oral, written) and team player with strong business judgment and a good sense of humour.
Language Preference – Bilingual in English and Arabic
Otis is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class. To request an accommodation in completing an employment application due to a special need or a disability, please contact us at [email protected].

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