Legal General Counsel (Legal Director)

United Arab Emirates

Guildhall is supporting one of our long term clients and global engineering leader in finding a General Counsel (Legal Director) to spearhead the legal department across the region.

Based in the Dubai regional HQ this role will require you to:

• Manage a fully functional Legal and Compliance department.
• Give expert and timely counsel to the CEO, Executive Committee, and senior management for a variety of legal matters as required.
• Liaise with external parties such as judicial authorities, regulators, police, external counsel, clients, Public Prosecution and other law enforcement agencies on behalf of the company.
• Implement and control of a company- wide risk management system for monitoring regulatory compliance
• Manage and provide expert support to all disputes across the region


In order to be considered for this role, applicants should be able to demonstrate the following level of qualification, skill and knowledge
• Minimum of 12 years PQE, at least 10 years of legal exposure to the legal system in the UAE.
• Must have experience working in Legal function of an Engineering and Construction Company.
• Must be qualified a qualified solicitor in the UK or comparable european/western jurisdiction.