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Legal Counsel - Middle East

  1. Corporate
  2. Dubai
R-114354

Legal Counsel – Middle East

If you are a business minded, creative, collaborative corporate who embraces challenge, is interested in novel, complex issues, and seeks trusted-advisor relationships, this is an exciting opportunity for you to join AtkinsRealis, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

We are seeking a Mid-Level Legal Counsel- Middle East with experience in construction and engineering services matters both transactional and dispute resolution to be part of the in-region legal team responsible for AtkinsRealis’ legal activites in the Middle East.

In this role you will be reporting jointly to the Senior Director and Head of Litigation UK&E, MEA and APAC and the Regional General Counsel and will be responsible for:

Main responsibilities:

  • Contract and bid review and advice.
  • Ensure that material litigation and arbitration in the region have strategy roadmaps, are appropriately resourced internally (commercial and legal), have well managed budgets and workplans to ensure greater likelihood of expected outcomes.
  • Understand, consult on, and provide proactive advice regarding complex litigation, arbitration or regulatory matters in the Middle East and provide mitigation strategies.
  • Negotiating and advising on complex and high value Professional Services contracts under both international and local jurisdictions.
  • Draft and advise on various ancillary legal documents including NDA’s, Settlements, Variations and contractual notices
  • Regular reporting and updating on status of all matters in the region.
  • Partner with and efficiently manage outside counsel and other legal service providers.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert with respect to legal matters in the Middle East.

Candidate profile:

  • Legal degree and member of a local bar association required, engineering or management degree or related educational credentials an asset.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience whether inhouse or in private practice, along with other large complex construction projects experience.
  • Strong work ethic, superior organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under time constraints and work well independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Demonstrated commitment to centering diversity and equity in executing key responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success serving as a respected advisor within a fast-paced results driven organization.
  • Demonstrated success building and ability to build trust with internal and external stakeholders and influence in a team setting.
  • Emulates the AtkinsRealis Legal Team’s “Expected Behaviors”.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to problem-solve.
  • Confidence and leadership with humility.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

We offer:

  • A full range of benefits.
  • A virtual health care service.
  • Reimbursement of professional dues.
  • Skills development opportunities.

An internal procedure to encourage a hybrid way of working.

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Career opportunities project professionals should take advantage of today.

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Europe

Content type

Blogs

Publish date

05/24/2024

Summary

Ashley, Major Project Director, started his career as a civil and structural engineering apprentice. "It was clear during my studies and working environment that I had a natural tendency to so

Preview

What sets AtkinsRéalis apart? Major projects, unlimited career progression.

Read more

by

Shailaja Mantha

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Shailaja Mantha