Head of Legal

Dubai Permanent
  • Exciting new role within a high-flying tech start-up
  • Strong experience in core legal functions with senior management experience

About Our Client

A tech start-up with a novel business model to redefine the Middle East's transport and mobility sector.

Job Description

  • Provide legal counsel to the founder, the board of directors and other senior management.
  • Manage all core legal functions, from corporate governance, contracts, compliance and regulatory risk management.
  • Build, mentor and lead own team, and manage relationship with external law firm, to ensure best results.
  • Proactive management of, and advocacy for, the regulatory environment and the potential impact on the company's strategic plans.
  • Assist the founder with the fund-raising process, attending events, representing the company and negotiating investment plans and contracts.
  • Influence and mould strategy and general management policy as a member of the executive management team.

The Successful Applicant

  • 10+ years of experience in an in-house or external legal function.
  • Strong experience in a strategic and senior role, supporting business functions across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Excellent communication, leadership and organisational skills.
  • Strong understanding of, and experience with, corporate law, procedures and regulations in the UAE and Middle Eastern jurisdictions.
  • Experience in a technology, mobility/transport or start-up environment.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive, tax-free salary and ESOP (over time)
  • Opportunity to contribute directly to the growth of a high-performing start-up
  • Progressive, exciting environment
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