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Location: Dubai
General Counsel
An international E&P Operating Company looking to recruit a General Counsel to work on a residential basis in their Head Office in Dubai. This is a permanent / staff position and comes with a very competitive salary and benefits package.

Job Purpose
•Exercise overall responsibility for the management of legal and compliance matters in the Group, with particular emphasis on the management of matters of strategic importance and the development and management of the Legal & Compliance team.
•Provision of legal support to the Chairman, CEO and the Board of Directors on all legal, compliance, corporate governance and contractual matters.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Manage the Company's exposure to legal risks in agreements with suppliers/service providers by the use of standard terms and conditions, including by way of example only:
oDealing with day-to- day local contractual matters.
oLiaising with suppliers/service providers to finalize contractual T&Cs.
oAdvising on legal/contractual impact of specific provisions.
•Advise the management on the impact of applicable laws or regulations on our business or operations, including by way of example only:
oIssues arising from the Production Sharing Agreement(s).
oAddressing any local registration matters for company registrations and/or branches.
•Refer key or major issues to senior management or the relevant working committee, for advice and/or approval.
•Provide legal advice and assistance on the following, including by way of example only: confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, terms and conditions of employment, policies and procedures, financing documents, corporate matters and issues, company law, commercial law, environmental law, incentive schemes, compliance with Listing Rules of any applicable exchanges, real estate.
•Liaise with other external advisors including but not limited to the sponsors, brokers, PR advisers, etc. in consultation with the Director of Finance.
•Manage any litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration assigned to the candidate relating to group matters, including negotiation and advice with respect to same.
•Deal with complicated personnel matters, for example termination of employment or dealing with matters that have a legal nature regarding employment.

Other Requirements
•Minimum Education Level Required: Law degree
•Qualified to practice law in a recognized jurisdiction (e.g., UK, US, Australia, etc.)
•Minimum 15 years' experience, preferably in the oil & gas industry.
•Duties involve the interpretation and application of organization policy.
•Work is broad in scope, covers one or more areas and may impact other departments.
•Independent judgment is required as the incumbent operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed action or decision.

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