Commercial 5+ Dubai or Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates, Dubai
25 Jan 2023
22 Feb 2023
Brian Littleton
Job Title
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

World leading technology driven engineering company is now seeking and additional lawyer to join the EMEA Team. Based in Dubai of Abu Dhabi, you will report into a UK based Legal Director and form part of a small team based in Dubai and work closely with UK based colleagues. The role will advise on a range of transactional, corporate and compliance matters for the MENA Integrated Solutions International and Technology Led Industrial Solutions business segments that make up part of the Sustainable Technology Solutions business unit.

The business unit delivers a diverse range of projects and services for government and private sector clients in the oil, gas and petrochemicals sectors throughout the MENA region.

The business unit's activities include consultancy, front-end and detailed engineering, and design, EPCM contracts, small EPC contracts and industrial services contracts for general maintenance and turnarounds utilizing KBR's technology. No experience is required in EPC or EPCM contracts as full training will be given

Currently the business units portfolio includes projects in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Oman, Egypt and Algeria with prospective work across the MENA region.

The Role

A mid-level lawyer who is preferably common law qualified, is sought to work in the Law Department to offer dedicated legal support to the Sustainable Technology Solutions business unit within the MENA region.

The successful candidate will join an international team of lawyers based in the several regions where the business unit operates, including the Americas, EMEA and APAC.

The role will report into the EMEA Legal Director in the UK and will support the Middle East Counsel in Dubai, UAE.

The position will be based in either Dubai or Abu Dhabi, UAE, under a hybrid working arrangement and some international travel within the MENA region will be required.

The successful candidate will provide legal advice and support to the business unit at all levels and across a broad range of matters with a particular focus on proposals and commercial contracts.

The role will involve day-to-day contractual support to project management teams, liaising with outside counsel and assisting with setting up new legal entities in the region and advising corporate functions including human resources and accounting & finance.

The successful candidate will provide advice on and support internal vetting and approval processes in accordance with KBR anti-corruption procedures. Some ad hoc support for the Government Solutions business unit or any other businesses with a MENA nexus may be required.

Key experiences

  • experience in structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex commercial agreements.
  • familiarity with a broad range of contractual issues affecting the business unit's activities, including limits of liability, indemnities, warranties and intellectual property (incl software);
  • experience with claims is desired but not required.
  • strong written and oral communication skills.
  • excellent organizational and presentation skills with the ability to follow through on numerous projects simultaneously under tight deadlines; and
  • ability to work well independently, coupled with strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and an ability to participate in a highly collaborative team environment.

Currently working at a leading law firm or in-house, you will either be a commercial, IT, corporate. Projects or construction lawyer who is eager to work for a global engineering company that provides technology driven solutions throughout the EMEA region. This role will offer unrivalled exposure to arrange of cutting-edge projects throughout The Middle East. A market leading package is available to the selected candidate.

If the role is of interest and you would like a further discussion, please contact Brian Littleton at Chadwick Nott on 00-44-7919-293351 or at

*Where a level of experience is indicated, this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Chadwick Nott Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.