Legal Counsel-Technology (UAE based)

Location
United Arab Emirates
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
18 Jan 2021
Closes
15 Feb 2021
Ref
IT5
Job Title
In House Counsel
PQE Level
10+, 8-10
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

 

Our client, a leading financial services firm, would like to hire an IT lawyer to support their robust Middle East business. The role reports into the head of technology-legal. The successful candidate will possess the ability to work collaboratively with numerous stakeholders and to identify those who should be consulted or apprised of significant events or developments. You will create and maintain close relationships with and provide support in the different in-scope countries, advising and supporting them in drafting and negotiating product and technology specific terms and software licensing.

Key Requirements:

  • Ideally 7-12 years PQE, with a mixture of private practice and in-house.
  • Experience in-house legal team ideally in an IT, Fintech, cloud technology business
  • Significant exposure to a wide range of law including commercial and contract law; company law, mergers and acquisitions; regulatory; dispute resolution; privacy; IT; procurement; intellectual property; anti-bribery; sanctions; and competition law
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience in building relationships of trust and influencing outcomes across a range of stakeholders
  • Business judgement with the ability to develop pragmatic solutions to challenging business issues.
  • Self-starter with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • A passionate and detail-oriented legal professional who can work autonomously in a dynamic environment.
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn about new technologies and ability to assess risks and provide concise business-focused legal advice;
  • Apply strong social and communication skills and be able to build a network of trusting relationships with management and employees with various backgrounds and different styles;
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including ability to make presentations at senior level;
  • Highly collaborative but also able to work independently with minimal supervision or day-to-day direction; and

McGregor Boyall Associates Pte Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

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