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Manager Quality & Risk Management Lawyer - Financial Advisory


Posted on July 12, 2019

4 - 5 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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

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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).
In an international firm like Deloitte, our strong global presence is complemented by our local reach and market knowledge. A career in Financial Advisory Services with will equip you with a deep understanding of the local and regional business landscape, enabling you to identify opportunities and risks to our clients businesses. In addition, your breadth of vision will be engaged, as you match our global resources to our clients advantage. Our FAS practice encompasses a broad range of specializations and services but whose common goal is to offer strategic services to clients throughout every phase of the economic cycle.
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
During your tenure as a Quality & Risk Management Lawyer you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in the following areas:
Supporting the QRM team and working with the Financial Advisory business on contractual and commercial negotiations, as well as supporting practitioners on engagement risk management. The role will also involve supporting the business on jurisdictional legislation across the Middle East (including Free Zones), and leading ad hoc QRM projects, including delivering training.
The ability to deliver high-quality, business-focused solutions in a challenging, dynamic and demanding marketplace the candidate is expected to be a business advisor and to partner with the business, and to do this are expected to assess and understand how business risks can be managed and mitigated.
Reviewing and negotiating engagement contracts across Financial Advisory, including Master Service Agreements and Framework Agreements (both Deloitte terms and client imposed terms) including direct discussions with clients and their legal advisers.
Review of NDAs, hold harmless letters, Deloitte inter-firm agreements, sub-contractor agreements and teaming agreements.
Review of supplier/vendor contracts to support the Financial Advisory procurement requirements.
Respond to legal, jurisdictional and regulatory changes, reviewing existing and developing new policies and procedures.
Answering ad-hoc risk and legal queries from all business units across Financial Advisory.
Developing practical commercial solutions for Deloitte s business and client service teams - enabling them to provide excellent client service while managing Deloitte s risk.
Supporting the QRM team in its advice to Deloitte s senior management (including the Financial Advisory Business Risk Leader (BRL)) and practitioners on general legal and risk management issues, based on an understanding and appreciation of the key business risks that need to be managed and escalated to the BRL or the Financial Advisory Managing Partner.
Manage legal policy changes (including changes to Financial Advisory standard terms and conditions as and when necessary), providing guidance and training to the Financial Advisory team as appropriate.
Work within an environment where requirements change frequently and therefore this role is also likely to change and expand with time.
Leadership Capabilities:
Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction
•A qualified lawyer (4+ years PQE) with experience in negotiating commercial contracts, ideally in a professional services organisation or a risk/compliance/regulatory environment.
•Experience of international and Middle East jurisdictional laws (including data protection laws) would be a distinct advantage.
•Proficiency at written, as well as spoken, Arabic is essential.
•Excellent IT, written and oral communication skills, particularly at delivering training.
•Ability to manage a demanding work load effectively and to be responsive.
•Experience of dealing with and managing senior management and multiple stakeholders.
•Strong time management skills.
•Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to finishing tasks to the highest standards.
•Experience of people management and development.
•Risk spotting ability the candidate must be able to quickly assess the risk areas and recommend ways of mitigating or managing them.
•Analytical skills - should be able to use judgment, analyse facts and draw logical conclusions.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills should be able to draft high-quality documents.
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-169407-JLF

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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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