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Position
Legal Counsel
Vacancy ref
66149
Based in
Sharjah
Business area
Surf and Conventional
Working hours
40 hours per week
Contract type
Contract and Staff
Closing date
31/03/2020
Languages in which you may apply
English
Vacancy information

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Review and qualify general and special conditions contained within client invitations to tender for Subsea construction contracts;
  • Review and qualify other administration requirements set out in invitations to tender appendixes;
  • Identify and advise tender team on steps to mitigate potential contractual and commercial risks;
  • Present contractual risk summary to management team at various levels;
  • Attend meetings with prospective clients and major suppliers to negotiate and arrive at acceptable terms and conditions;
  • Review and revise confidentiality agreements;
  • Review, prepare and qualify mutual hold harmless agreements;
  • Review wording of bank guarantees/parent company guarantees and prepare qualifications as required;
  • Assists in the preparation of flow down for subcontracts. Approve flow down review;
  • Drafting, reviewing and revising terms and conditions of general commercial, frame and service contracts
  • Providing guidance to contracts, supply chain and project personnel on contractual wording/risk mitigation and advising on contractual interpretation;
  • Review qualifications and subcontract mechanism for invoicing, change orders, payment and unit rates;
  • handling corporate governance and compliance matters, including competition, UK Bribery Act and US FCPA matters;
  • handling and managing dispute resolutions, including mediation, arbitration and litigation matters, and liaising with external counsels;
  • advising and making recommendations to management team on legal, commercial and strategic issues;
  • Providing company secretarial services for Middle East country legal entities, including creating/closing of said legal entities

Key Qualification and Experience:

  • 8-12 years of PQE, preferably with both private practice and in-house experience; 
  • Qualified to practice law in one of the GCC countries;
  • Fluent in Arabic (written and spoken);
  • At least 5 years’ experience of offshore/subsea oil and gas contracting, either gained in-house or in reputable law firm;
  • Strong commercial acumen, with a solutions-orientated approach, and excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Mature and confident with strong interpersonal skills.
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