Oil and Gas Project Services

Legal Counsel
Published on: 11/22/20

Region:
Middle East
Country:
United Arab Emirates
City:
Dubai
Reference:
28511
Job Description

WTS Energy is seeking to hire Legal Counsel for one of its client who is a reputed ship buidling and marine engineering company.

Location: Dubai


OBJECTIVE

Reviewing commercial agreements, taking down minutes of meetings, and assisting with shipping corporate, competition, employment, regulatory, environmental, property, insurance and other ad-hoc legal matters, whether of a litigation or transactional nature.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recommend improvements to departmental policy and direct the implementation of procedures and controls covering all areas of department activity so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service.
  • Ensure employees are aware and follow the information Security Rules and data security measures in order to protect the company information / intellectual properties.
  • Managing, drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements and or litigation matters.
  • Attending board meetings and taking down minutes.-(where requested).
  • Participating in conference calls and note taking.
  • Assisting on corporate mergers and acquisitions.
  • Notarizations of Power of Attorney Legal Translations and any other documents.
  • Drafting Board Resolutions.
  • Review insurance related documents, claims procedures, tender documents.
  • Assist in carrying out research on various legal issues.
  • Assist in providing regular updates on litigation related matters.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating legal policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development of the department budget by preparing analysis and data related to specific elements as directed.
  • Providing formal and informal feedback to ensure that all work within a specific area is carried out in an efficient manner and in accordance with set individual targets.
  • Ensuring work is carried out in a collegiate atmosphere with a focus on empowerment and upselling.
  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.
  • Supervise the preparation of timely reports to meet company and department requirements, policies and standards.
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant safety, quality and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the section in order to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance and a responsible environmental attitude.
  • Perform other related duties or assignments as directed.
  • Devise tools to react changes in project plan to realise the interests of the stake holders.
  • Monitor matter/transactional related external expenditure.
Requirements

Language skills:

Must be fluent in English.

Knowledge of additional languages are added advantage

Very good knowledge in technical terms and report writing skills.

Technical competencies:

Knowledge and experience of shipping /oil and gas law.

Experience in a similar position in a reputable shipyard or shipping company or in private practice.

Familiar with technical terms related to the shipping and oil and gas industries.

Project Management and Contract negotiation skills.

Education:

Graduate degree in law in any jurisdiction.

Training:

Admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction

Experience:

Minimum 1 to 3 years of legal work experience