Senior Counsel - Major Organisation - Saudi

Fford & Stone
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Very Competitive Package plus Bonus & Benefits
08 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a multinational ICT business that develops high-technology solutions. 

They are now seeking to make a new appointment to their Saudi office in the form of a talented Saudi lawyer to head their operation in-country and the wider region. 

The role will focus largely on commercial legal affairs. The role-holder will also handle compliance issues, dispute resolution, employment and corporate affairs, together with managing external counsel. 

It is essential applicants have been trained with a recognized international law firm and have also gained experience working in an international business environment - ideally in-house with a multi-national company. 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Draft, negotiate and process contracts with customers. 
  • Provide advice and contract interpretation to senior management 
  • Participate on and lead departmental and cross-functional teams focused on continuous process improvement. 
  • Support the training requirements of client organisations by providing presentations on key legal/contract issues that impact the business.
  • Trade compliance, export / import regulations 

Please check you match the following profile before submitting your CV:

  • Saudi qualified lawyer (Masters or higher)
  • 5 - 8 PQE
  • International law firm and business experience 
  • Business fluent English and Arabic - must be used to operating within an international environment 
  • Client-facing experience 
  • Adept at building business relationships 
  • Proven negotiator with detailed knowledge of commercial, contract and business law
  • Construction / ICT / Telco industry backgrounds all compatible.


  • Fford & Stone review all applications regardless of age, race or gender 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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