Our client is leading media business and is looking for a legal director for a 9 month contract for its busy Dubai-based office. Whilst in the role, you will be responsible for legal and business affairs support in relation to shareholder, corporate, finance, company secretarial, corporate development and other project related matters across the company.
To be successful in application for this role, we'd like to see the following skills and background:
Minimum 7+ PQE
Previous proven work experience in both corporate departments of a major law firm and an in-house role.
License to practice in internationally competitive common law jurisdiction.
Strong command of legal English language.
Trustworthy and can maintain confidentiality.
The role for this busy office will take in the following responsibilities and we'd love to hear from you if you feel you have transferable skills from another similar role or background:
Building strong relationship with business area as trusted advisers, working with department heads/managers to increase Legal's involvement.
Deal with corporate structure matters with proficiency in entity set up, entity liquidation, general corporate reporting in the UAE and other jurisdictions around the MENA. (i.e. filling, accounts etc.)
Act as a principal point of liaison for external advisors.
Assist the General Counsel and translate into commercial next steps for the company's management.
Handle shareholder matters such as shareholder meetings, resolutions etc.
Corporate governance, ensuring actions of a company's compliance with all relevant banking covenants or confident in analyzing and applying banking documentation.
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