General Counsel - Major Projects Business - Saudi

Saudi Arabia (SA)
SAR Competitive
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Job Title
General Counsel
Practice Area
Company / Commercial, Energy
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a major energy projects organisation with operations across the Middle East. With an order book worth $billions they have extensive international expansion plans. 

There now exists an exciting and highly rewarding opportunity for a senior legal manager to head the team as General Counsel and handle an international role. The role is based in Saudi Arabia. 

As GC you will be responsible for taking a hands-on approach to both leading and developing the team, whilst providing commercial legal support to the business across the region. As a member of the senior management team you will be involved in both strategic decision making and day to day operational affairs in hand with the board. 

You must be an astute, commercially focused lawyer with extensive commercial legal, turnkey project, change management and team building experience. 

Ideally you will come from an energy, construction, engineering / EPC or heavy industrial background and it is essential you have experience of managing an in-house legal team. You will also be responsible for handling company secretarial matters, handling disputes, managing external counsel plus competition, corporate affairs and many other matters. 

For consideration you must possess the skills and experience highlighted above, specifically including turnkey projects (design, build and construction). You must also have a law degree and be a qualified lawyer with a minimum of 10 PQE*. English is essential, Arabic is highly desirable. 

In return this organisation offers excellent prospects and career progression plus exposure to big-ticket international project work within a growing remit. 

For consideration you must send a copy of your CV in the first instance. 


*Fford & Stone always review applications on merit and treats them in utmost confidence.

Due to high levels of interest it isn’t always possible to respond to all applicants, however we appreciate your interest and will be in touch if we can assist you. 

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