Senior Legal Counsel

15.00 to 30.00 Years   Qatar   20 Sep, 2023
Job LocationQatar
SalaryNot Mentioned
IndustryLawyers / LegalAdvisors
Functional AreaNot Mentioned

Job Description

We are seeking to recruit on behalf of our client a SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL who will based in QATAR on a long-term residential contract.PurposeWere looking for a talented and highly motivated legal counsel to support our rapidly growing and evolving businesses and provide comprehensive and advanced in-house legal support to the Group of Companies on all legal matters related to contracts, insurance, projects and new ventures, and Corporate Governance & legal compliance.Should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with broad, generalist responsibilities, but with specialist legal subject skills in commercial law and matters pertaining the Petrochemicals and Chemicals sector.Responsible for counselling the business operations, by giving pro-active, professional, competent, (cost) effective and creative legal support.Negotiation and drafting skills and business sense to deal with multiple functional teams in a rapidly scaling business.Collaborate with local business leaders as well as with supporting areas advising on legal risks, business strategies and other issues related to the Company?s businesses.Work independently as well as part of various teams and take on projects in addition to the daily day job.To progressively work closely with the General Counsel in providing creative legal advice across the full range of business activity where legal input (of all types) is required, which may include:Corporate transactional adviceProgressively provide supporting day-to-day commercial and contract law advice.Maintaining contractual legal templatesTo advise on complex commercial contracting matters (of any nature) within the Group.Commercial contentious matters pre-litigation with a view to early settlementSupporting the Governance and Compliance team and providing advice on regulatory mattersTo provide legal training to junior members of the Legal Department and to other departments within the organization.Experience/Qualifications required.Degree in law from a European or North America recognized university.Masters in law is preferable.12+ years of hands-on experience either as in house counsel or in law firm environment with exposure to different aspects of lawExperience in the Energy industry is preferred.Extensive experience in major contracts negotiation, formulation, and management.Extensive experience in handling legal matters related to new ventures and major projects.Extensive experience in Corporate Governance and legal compliance requirementsExtensive experience in insurance policies and claims and interaction with brokers.Conflict management and dispute resolution skillsOutstanding inter-personal skills and an ability to connect with people at all levels to drive successful relationships.Advanced analytical and conceptual thinkingAbility to provide objective and unbiased recommendations in line with the company?s interest.Excellent English language skills both written and spoken.Very Good computer knowledge of Microsoft Office and electronic communicationsHigh on integrity and conscientiousDuties/ResponsibilitiesUnderstand the individual business unit needs in terms of contracts, tenders, press releases, controls and policies and draft and revise contracts, advising on legal risks when applicable to achieve optimal business interests, consistency with corporate documentation and compliance with laws and regulations.Facilitate joint review sessions with the business to ensure that the drafted contract represents all the required clauses and adequately represents the needs of the business and protects the business against any possible risks.Ensure providing proper assessment of the risks associated with the contracts and agreements to ensure that the company is not exposed to uncontrolled risk and use the right protective legal instrument to hedge against the identified risks.Provide legal opinion on legal claims on different commercial matters e.g., customers, suppliers, vendors, contractors etc. with a view of recovering company?s rights or minimize liability and reaching amicable settlements in line with Management?s discretion.Manage the negotiation of agreements, tenders, and contracts to obtain the best terms for the Company.Lead all aspects of insurance matters of the Company, including preparing tender documents for insurance policies, reviewing the wording of the various insurance policies, and evaluating bids and making recommendations to the relevant Tender Committee for the selection of the insurance policies to ensure adequacy and legal compliance at optimum cost.Manage the insurance claims process for all insurance policies including filing the required notices and claims and follow up with the insurance companies for settlement to ensure that the process follows the company standards.

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