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Senior Legal Counsel
Senior Legal Counsel
Leading Global Developer
About Our Client
My client is a Leading Global Property Developer with a key function in the United Arab Emirates.
Senior Legal Counsel:
* Negotiate, draft, review and advise upon, all required legal documentation in relation to real estate matters, including leases (commercial, residential and retail), facilities management agreements, property management agreements, development agreements, assignment agreements, settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements, hotel management agreements, M.O.U.s, L.O.I.s, and all other related and ancillary documents.
* Provide legal consultation, advice and support to companies across the Group in respect of both existing and prospective matters, and to identify, contain and manage exposure and contingent risk.
* Ensure proper compliance by Group companies with all property laws and regulations including, but not limited to, Dubai Landlord and Tenant Law, and the Strata Law. The Legal Manager (with input from local and external legal counsel) will also need to be familiar with applicable laws in respect of Group property related businesses operating in the region and beyond.
* Provide advice in respect of more general commercial matters (including intellectual property, agency, distributorship, franchising, and finance issues) as well as advising on the management and conduct of various contentious matters. To also provide advice, as and when required, on construction related matters.
The Successful Applicant
LLB degree in Law preferably from recognised regional University
Minimum 6 years of post qualified experience
Preferably a sound understanding of the real estate business and Commercial Property Law and the legal implications of the same, alternatively good general corporate/commercial experience.
Experience in acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures.
Experience in property housing and real estate industry preferred
Fluency in English and Arabic
Excellent communication skills
Based in the United Arab Emirates
What's on Offer
Competitive Package is available for the selected candidate for the Senior Legal Counsel position.