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Senior Legal Advisor

Company: EARTH
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-02-26
Department: Legal
Direct reports: NA
Reports to: Chief Exeutive Officer

OVERVIEW

To provide effective legal advices in preparation of business contracts to EARTH and ensure that all EARTH, its subsidiaries and external client processes and functions are being carried out in compliance with relevant technical contracts related legal regulations

Education and Qualifications

Bachelors of Law (LLB) and/or Masters in Law (LLM) or equivalent, preferably (LLM- International Law)

Minimum Experience

A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in a public sector/ private organization.

Preferred Experience

12+ years’ experience of Legal Advice/Legal Practice/Contracts Management preferably in a private/public sector

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in the provision of legal and contracts advice in coordination with external lawyers and legal advisors as and when needed to EARTH
  • Prepare memorandum and articles of associations, board resolutions and shareholders resolution
  • Prepare legal contracts and agreements in both Arabic and English including but not limited NDA’s, joint ventures, project agreements, credit agreements, teaming agreements, MOU’s, bonds, labour contracts, lease contracts, distribution Ship agreements, Franchise agreements, real estate contracts, sale & purchase agreements, licensing agreements, supply agreements etc, when required, in coordination with the key personnel involved
  • Assist in overseeing compliance of EARTH activities with the relevant applicable statutes, laws and financial rules & regulations
  • Participate in managing corporate legal issues and matters including establishment, acquisitions, mergers etc.
  • Delegate Legal Advisor and Associate and oversee all the activities (in coordination with Chief Legal Officer of EARTH, its subsidiaries and external clients) related to negotiating and closing of deals (as and when required)
  • Maintain and keep a record of relationships with law firms which in turn will provide legal and contracts support/advise to EARTH and its subsidiaries and external clients
  • Assist in the preparation, representation and dissemination of legal contract related information regarding EARTH and its subsidiaries and external client
  • Review and cross-check  of all legal documents including contracts, terms and conditions, and provide necessary advice/amendments to the management
  • Follow up and update (in coordination with Legal Advisor / Associates)  contracts with the end users and suppliers
  • Participate in proving legal counsel to the management to safeguard against any illegal decision
  • Delegate and cooperate with Legal Advisor/Associate/Chief Legal Officer in settling all disputes, litigations etc in coordination with external lawyers and legal advisors as and when needed to EARTH, its subsidiaries and external clients
  • Assist in consolidation of and processing of all legal contracts related documents for EARTH and subsidiaries and external clients
  • Delegate assignments for Legal Advisor and Associate to conducting research and analysis of the implications of case law, laws and regulatory matters that affect EARTH, its subsidiaries and external clients
  • Perform any other tasks as delegated by the Chief Legal Officer or delegate as and when required
  • Prepare Legal & Contracts Department’s policy & procedures and forward to Chief Legal Officer to review and approve