Regulatory Lawyer - MENA


Location:

Dubai

Date Posted:

June 6, 2018

Employment Type:

Permanent

Job Reference:

65500-0010479117

Staffing Area:

Financial Services


Description

The Role

The Regulatory Lawyer MENA should be able to support from a regulatory perspective of all countries in the MENA region. You will have the ability to represent the organization in front of government and regulatory authorities, it is a must. You will provide legal advice on new products, following new regulatory and legal developments, analyzing new laws and regulations and providing regular updates to the bank. Following up with other internal stakeholders making sure the new rules are implemented in the right way. Amending existing documentation and legal procedures to reflect such changes.

General legal duties involve:

  • Providing regulatory advice in a number of MENA locations
  • Assisting on MENA new business initiatives and GC representation in such projects
  • Managing local external counsel(s) in all MENA locations (appointments, engagements and control over costs)
  • Providing legal support to management, local coverage PB, IB and AM teams in the MENA region
  • Working closely with product specialists across the board to support them in transactions
  • Managing local litigation cases, complaints and liaising with local counsel and EMEA Litigation team
  • Advising shared services departments on the relevant local Employment Laws, Data Protection Laws etc.
  • Support on Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretarial requirements to all MENA entities

The Candidate

Personal attributes:

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a demanding environment
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, independently and in a structured manner
  • Delivering excellent service and ability to meet deadlines while maintaining quality
  • Flexibility in handling changing workloads
  • Strong team player, loyal, reliable
  • Commercially minded and able to think outside the box
  • Strong communication skills and ability to reconcile divergent positions, to act as a bridge between different internal stakeholders in different jurisdictions

Knowledge and competences:

  • LL.B. and/or LL.M. from a reputable university
  • At least 10 years of experience in a financial institution or a law firm
  • Proficiency in English, a good command of written and spoken Arabic would be an advantage


Dubai

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Gate Village 1, Level 1 , Dubai +971 (0) 4 382 6700
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