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Legal Counsel


Posted on August 14, 2019

5 - 6 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)(Law). Any Nationality

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The role will be responsible primarily for assisting the Legal Department of the Company across a broad, complex range of operational and transactional matters impacting Julphar's business. The successful candidate will need to be flexible in terms of the type of work they are prepared to undertake but the following are illustrative of the key.
Key responsibilities & Accountability:
Drafting, reviewing and advising on various types of contracts in various areas of law, including employment contracts, distribution contracts, joint venture agreements, sponsorship agreements, supply agreements, IT agreements.
Assist in resolving routine and complex legal matters in practice area with minimal supervision.
Liaising with outside counsel on litigation.
Advising on legal entity issues.
Advising on employment law issues.
Providing legal support on industry issues, crisis management and product incidents.
Handling and advising on corporate matters.
- Education
The minimum requirements from the job skills profile should be described, including degrees / qualifications preferred.
Degrees & Qualifications - Law degree from an accredited law school. Qualified practice law.
- Experience:
Minimum 5 years In-house experience with pharmaceutical, FMCG.
- Training:
Key Competencies:
Arabic is an advantage Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently. Strong drafting skills. Ability to work independently, as well as, part of a team.
Technical Competencies:
Ability to manage numerous matters and competing priorities effectively. Awareness of own levels of understanding with ability to seek guidance where necessary. Ability to collaborate within a matrix structure across legal and business client groups. Computer Proficiency - Excel (Excellent), Word (Excellent), Power Point (Excellent) and a willingness and ability to become more proficient in these tools. Language - Good command of written and spoken English, Fluency in Arabic is preferred.

Pharma / Biotech / Clinical Research

Lawyers / Legal Advisors


Litigation Legal FMCG Pharma Crisis management Computer proficiency Legal Counsel Powerpoint Operations Supervision


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Established in 1980 in the UAE, Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries is the largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the Middle East and North Africa. Beginning its journey with the first stand-alone facility that produced 5 products, Julphar now operates 15 globally certified manufacturing facilities. Distributing medicines to more than 40 countries globally, the company maintains a broad range of product portfolio that includes categories such as Pediatric Primary Care, Wound, Anemia and Women Care, Cardiopulmonary Care, Consumer Care, Adult Primary Care, Gastro Care and Pain Management. The company holds the vision to be recognized as the leader for pharmaceutical products and contribute to a better healthcare in the Middle East and Africa region.

Julphar’s 13 facilities are based in the UAE while other manufacturing units are available in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia as a part of its international expansion plan. In 2012, the company also launched the only one of its kind Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing facility in the Middle East named as Julphar Diabetes, which supported its positioning among the largest manufacturers of insulin in the world. Julphar has bagged several awards and ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations. It works closely with regulatory bodies, such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure that all their practices are aligned with the international requirements.

Julphar employs around 3,000 people around the world and believes that its corporate results are achieved due to its dedicated employees. Working for Julphar offers an opportunity for career and personal development.

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