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Junior Legal Advisor - QRM - Consulting


Posted on March 20, 2019

1 - 3 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. Looking for a rewarding career? Take a closer look at Deloitte & Touche ME. You'll understand that Deloitte is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
A career in consulting with Deloitte & Touche Middle East will engage your skills as a strategist, giving you a key role in the planning, growth and structure of businesses. However, we re not simply looking for people who know how to think, but who can display a deep understanding of business and industry and who can work collectively as a team to translate this understanding into deliverable solutions. For this reason, consulting at Deloitte requires specialist skills that embrace areas such as strategy, operations, financials, people management and technology. If you like a challenge and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the business world, we will provide you with a professional environment geared to your growth and helping you achieve excellence in this field.
Our Purpose
Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.
Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:
Outstanding value to markets and clients
Commitment to each other
Strength from cultural diversity
We are looking for a Junior Qualified Attorney/Lawyer/Solicitor (preferably admitted) to join at an Analyst/Consultant level in the Quality and Risk Management (QRM) team in the capacity of a Junior Legal Advisor in the Consulting and Risk Advisory Business lines, reporting to the Legal Advisor and indirectly to the Business Risk Leader.
o Review ongoing projects on any lifecycle - legal, reputational or other risks,
o Liaise with relevant leadership, functions or industries to ensure that legal risk has been identified, and recommend actions or safeguards to be implemented,
o Provide legal and legal risk management advice on contract management, contracting risk and deal structuring,
o Formulate legal opinion and disseminate as communication,
o Interpretation and advice on legal documentation.
Contract Negotiation:
o Manage contractual landscape end to end from Opportunity until close-out of Engagement,
o Assess legal implications of various opportunities and implementation for Engagements,
o Prepare, review and modify contractual mediums to assist and support various delivery activities,
o Negotiate, review and draft commercial legal documentation for business transactions.
Contract Management:
o Review, edit and negotiate Change Orders and Amendments to the Services Agreement.
o Review, edit and negotiate basic contracts and other transactional documents (e.g. SOWs, NDAs, Change Orders, and Amendments) throughout the continuance of the Engagement,
o Liaise with the Engagement management team, Quality Risk Assurance and internal Legal,
o Interpret expectations, obligations, assumptions and provide a business analysis for consideration, and coordinate and document change,
o Communicate expectations and standards with key stakeholders ,
o Protect interests, property, confidential information and marks,
o Communicate and summarize contract and business deal proposition to present to leadership.
Service and Product Risk Management:
o Deep understanding of the different service and product offerings delivered in the Engagement together with their inherent risks,
o Classifying, evaluating, and monitoring risks, and implementing mitigations for the risks identified.
Leadership Capabilities:
Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact
Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent
Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track
Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills
Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business
Qualifications & Skills:
Admitted Attorney / Solicitor / Barrister
1-3 years Post Qualification Experience
o LLB, LL.B (Hons), or equivalent (JD, LLM,)
Experience in a reputable Legal Practice
Prior Consulting experience preferential (other Big 4)
o Bi-lingual, Arabic Speaking Preferred
o Project Management and Quality Management Qualifications will also be considered an advantage
o Risk and or Contracts Management may be considered from a reputable university
Deloitte in the UAE is part of Deloitte & Touche (M.E.). Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL).
Requisition code: ME-163674-NAZ

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Junior Legal Advisor - QRM - Consulting


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Deloitte in the UAE is a part of Deloitte & Touche (M.E.). Being a full service firm, the company provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to leading enterprises and institutions in the region. The company’s portfolio includes clients from across industries including energy and resources, financial services institutions, real estate, construction, trading, and manufacturing in the public and governmental sectors. The company employs over 1100 people in the Middle East and has offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Sharjah. Its Dubai office is dedicated to offering International Tax Services, Enterprise Risk Services and Corporate Finance Advisory practices. The company also has its offices in Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah which offer Audit, Tax and Advisory services to its diverse client base.

Deloitte has also played an important role in aiding the region’s high-growth industry sectors such as tourism, hospitality and leisure, construction, telecoms and financial services, as well as major sectors such as oil and gas, the public sector and the Gulf region’s sovereign wealth funds.

In order to retain its stronghold in the Middle Eastern region, the company puts emphasis on recruiting and retaining the most talented professionals from the region and other countries to serve the Middle East companies.
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