Job title: Mandarin-speaking Head of Legal (m/f/d) Middle East / 法务部总监
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Real Estate and Property
Expertise: Legal
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 18-06-2021
Job ID: 32087

Job Description

Our client is an international large-scale investment group. The company has recently established an entity in the UAE to target and develop the entire Middle Eastern region in the areas of real estate, finance, jewelry, trade and entertainment.

About Departer – The German Headhunter:
As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, Middle East, and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Sydney, and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.
Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Manage all company related legal matters throughout the Middle Eastern region
  • Provide legal advice for the different business units and the general management of the company
  • Effectively deal with legal issues and transaction documentation with counterparties
  • Organize work and time to accomplish multiple tasks and meet objects in a timely, cost-effective and efficient manner
  • Provide legal advice for expansion and investment plans throughout various industries
  • Take initiative, express opinions and defend decisions
  • In charge of corporate transactions such as M&A, joint ventures and commercial agreements
  • Ensures the filing of all legal and regulatory documents
  • Interaction with government entities in different Middle Eastern countries 
  • Develop and standardize all legal documentation
  • Report to the CEO of the company

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University law degree
  • Minimum 10 years of legal management experience in MENA
  • Professional experience at multinational companies and knowledge of different industries
  • Fluent written and verbal English communication skills, Mandarin language skills are preferred
  • Strong analytical and excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in agile work environments is desirable
  • Business mentality and willingness to take on responsibility
  • Great communication skills and a team leading personality
  • Trustworthy and ready for a long-term commitment
  • Willingness to travel