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Senior Legal Counsel

Mubadala Development Company Enterprise

6 - 7 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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


, Posted on March 19, 2018 1 Opening

Job Description

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Key Responsibilities

Become the Trusted Advisor for Legal, Compliance and Regulatory matters to the Senior Advisor - Legal & Governance.

Handle day-to-day employment and regulatory questions and issues.

Ensure good corporate governance, in particular with respect to the Company s Delegation of Authority.

Providing sound commercial legal and regulatory advice to the business functions, and its assets and subsidiaries, as required, ensuring compliance with the defined legal framework and protecting the company s legal interests.

Partnering with transaction teams throughout the transaction execution process through conducting pre-contract risk assessment, transaction and project structuring and execution and post-completion management.

To cater to the business function s needs and protect its interests at appropriate risk level by identifying and assessing legal, regulatory and commercial risks, and developing risk mitigation strategies to minimize exposure to uncontrolled risk.

Providing advice on drafting contracts, and increasing awareness on application of laws and regulations to support in securing beneficial and commercially advantageous opportunities.

Developing, reviewing and/or negotiating agreements, contracts and relevant legal documentation for the business functions, its subsidiaries and assets, as applicable.

Ensuring compliance with all applicable local and/or global laws, rules and regulations.

Attending internal and external meetings, as required, to discuss the legal and regulatory aspects of the business operations.

Ensuring that the business function s rights vis- -vis third parties are adequately protected, and support in managing litigation or court proceedings where necessary, and defend Mubadala Group against any claim or legal action.

Developing and updating standard documents and terms of business, and continuously identify opportunities for standardization.

Recommending (within guidelines) the services of external legal service providers, and managing the relationship to ensure output is produced in a timely and cost effective manner, and in line with set standards and expectations.

Recommending improvements to functional procedures, and ensuring implementation of policies, procedures, systems and controls covering the assigned areas of responsibility.

Identifying opportunities for the continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices taking into account international leading practice , in order to improve business processes, and increase operational effectiveness.

Managing budgets and monitoring spending.

Leading start-to-end transaction activities and teams (internal and external).

Leading the budget preparation process for projects and legal matters related to the assigned business function.

Providing support to the Senior Advisor - Legal & Governance on legal strategy development and annual business planning for the platform by providing critical input.


Industry Type : Banking / Financial Services / Broking
Functional Area : Lawyers / Legal Advisors

Desired Candidate Profile

Knowledge and Experience:

Law Degree with qualification to practice law ideally in USA, UK or UAE.

6 years PQE either in house or in commercial law practice.
Skills:
• Proven ability to negotiate and structure effective agreements and contracts.

Proven ability to advise and guide management teams on legal issues with an emphasis on helping the business to grow and operate with managed risk and regulatory compliance.

Strong commercial awareness and business acumen.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create and maintain good working relationships.

Fluent English and Arabic.

Ability to identify and analyze basic corporate legal issues.

Demonstrates clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.

Highly motivated and results oriented with good project management.

Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment under time pressure.

Strong drive to develop improved and efficient processes.

Organizes time to execute assigned tasks in line with Mubadala s goals.

Keywords

Senior Legal Counsel Legal compliance Real estate Commercial laws Legal Corporate governance Project management Mining Policies Healthcare Service

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Mubadala Development Company Enterprise

In 2002, Mubadala - the Arabic word for ‘exchange’ - was established by the Government of Abu Dhabi as a principal agent in the diversification of Abu Dhabi’s economy. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forc es, is Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Mubadala was established to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s growth potential, and to help the government meet its socioeconomic targets.

While our investments are designed to generate sustainable profits over the long-term, they also deliver strong social returns to Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

Focused on investment and development across multiple sectors, Mubadala’s portfolio is valued at US 67.1 billion. We are an active investor in sectors and geographies with long-term value propositions, working in partnership with world-class organizations to establish and manage joint ventures and investment platforms.
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