Senior Legal Director EM

Dubai | United Arab Emirates | Legal / SEA

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Act as “Strategic Business Partner”, “Advisor” and “Leader” to the organization in all relevant legal & Compliance issues.  Manage and lead the team to drive legal strategy to enable strategic initiatives and protect the business to ensure a consistent and high standard of legal service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the provision of legal services and compliance requirements for business partners and actively participate as a member of the EM SLT team.
  • Take a pro-active part in the design and implementation of the execution plan for the EM strategic business plan.
  • Build cross market and cross functional networks that can be used to solve complex legal and business problems.
  • Maintain a high level of communication with EM management team and contribute to the decision-making process of structuring and developing the local organization. Actively help develop business strategy & initiatives with effective legal support.
  • Define organizational structure, set objectives, and manage workloads and results to achieve goals while adopting best practices and achieving continuous process improvement.
  • Ensure high employee engagement at every level through effective motivation, coaching, training, and development of personnel in the team.
  • Lead the management, negotiation and resolution of legal and business disputes for client groups.
  • Drive a compliance culture and ensure all related matters are appropriately handled including all aspects of communication, education, and implementation of the compliance management system and act as local compliance officer.
  • Effectively manage and supervise the delivery of legal advice and services through external counsel where needed.
  • Support corporate recordkeeping needs for as liaison with Corporate Legal team.
  • Drive initiatives and efficient legal & compliance processes and in close alignment with the wider Global Legal team.
  • Support EM corporate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, mergers, etc.
  • Develop and conduct educational programs and materials for clients as appropriate in relevant legal areas.

    Key Relationships:

  • Interacts internally with all levels of organization. 
  • Key internal clients include:  MD – EM and MD’s SLT and their respective SLTs
  • All Global Legal function areas.
  • Interacts externally with and manages outside counsel and opposing counsel in transactions

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have excellent client relations skills with all levels.
  • An acute sense of legal business management and administration with an ability to to make practical evaluations of risk.
  • Strategic thinker with confidence and speed in execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong background in contract law, drafting and negotiation, international trade and business counselling.
  • Ability to inspire, coach, guide, manage and develop a team.
  • Ability to work independently and manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize substantial and diverse workload.
  • Ability to work with individuals from different cultural and ethnical backgrounds.
  • Fluent in English and preferably Arabic.

    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Legal education & professional legal qualification in good standing with 10+ years of broad legal experience in general corporate, transactional and commercial law.
  • Preferably experience with multinational companies with multi market teams.
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The Facts

Jobtitle Senior Legal Director EM
Team Legal / SEA
Brand adidas
Location Dubai
Country United Arab Emirates
Number 186831
Position Type Full time
Date Nov-21, 2018
Relocation no

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