Legal Counsel

    • Full Time
    • Sharjah

    Air Arabia

    Key Result Responsibilities:
    Extends support to Air Arabia Group (AAG) & its Subsidiaries by providing legal advisory on all issues related to risks, law, & regulations including contracts, service level agreements, complaints, disputes, etc.
    Develops & maintains effective legal & regulatory risk control frameworks and processes in accordance with AAG standards and business objectives.
    Develops thorough commercial recommendations and due diligence based on the requirements.
    Initiates, reviews & edits contracts of different nature according to agreed terms and conditions.
    Represents AAG in relationships with business partners and external parties to facilitate work-flow and operations pertaining to legal and contracting day-to-day activities.
    Takes a leading role in structuring joint ventures/mergers, managing licenses and establishments’ formation/renewal formalities of company and its subsidiaries.
    Provides supervision to external specialized legal parties to ensure all legal cases and disputes are being addressed and managed effectively.
    Supervises the In-house workflow of all litigation formalities and mechanisms; reviews notices, collates/reviews evidences and proofs from different sources to be considered for legal actions.

    Profile description:
    Qualifications (Academic, training, languages):
    – Must be Qualified Lawyer, preferably in Commercial or Corporate law
    – Bachelor’s degree in law or equivalent from a recognized university; Master’s degree is preferred.
    – Professional membership of Legal associations
    – Proficient in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel and PowerPoint)
    – Excellent business writing and reporting skills.

    Work Experience:
    7+ years of experience as a lawyer or legal counsel in a multinational organization or law firm.
    UAE/Country experience and knowledge of UAE/Country regulations, litigation and arbitration mechanism is a must.
    Worked closely with senior level attorneys in a law firm or corporate legal environment.
    Proven good skills pertaining to managing court cases and disputes formalities, documents, and follow up.
    Experienced in initiating, drafting, and managing contracts of various nature.
    Previous experience dealing with Government Affairs and/or Airport Authorities is an advantage.
    Proven strong skills in analyzing data, identifying pitfalls and recommending effective solutions from legal aspect.
    Cost-oriented, possesses effective persuasive, negotiation, problem solving and decision making skills.

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