In-house Senior Legal Counsel, 1 year

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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*Please note that this role is a fixed-term 10-12 month contract. Start date may be flexible as per the candidate's preference, commencing either during the summer or after summer period.

Swisslinx Executive Search is mandated to search for an In-house Senior Legal Counsel, on behalf of our well-established and international client for their Dubai office. This role is to cover an extended maternity cover and will last approximately 10 to 12 months. Please note that this is a fixed-term contract.

This is an in-house role where you will be responsible for all legal matters in a challenging and exciting work environment. This role will require at least 8 years PQE, with a focus on commercial. Reporting to C-level management, you will also be working closely in a team of two and managing the company's Legal Counsel.

The role with include but not be limited to:
-Responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating all legal contracts, including those subject to international law
-Ensuring that the Group is fully protected; assessing all legal and commercial risks
-Supporting the wider team on various projects from a legal point of view
-Delivery and maintenance of compliance functions, including all licence renewals
-Managing external law firms when needed

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate:
-Minimum 8 years of post-qualification experience
-A solid background in commercial law with the ability to apply that knowledge; commercial mind-set
-A well-polished, good communicator with a highly professional and diverse outlook
-Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, at a native level
-International experience is valuable

In this role, you must have the confidence and gravitas to challenge decision and actions when required. Our client is looking for an integral professional with attention to detail and the necessary discretion and reliability. You should be dynamic, well-organized and a successful multi-tasker.

In turn, our client will offer the candidate an outstanding exposure to the market and field, competitive remuneration, and a chance to work within an international and high-level team.