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Corporate Counsel

Date: 01-Sep-2021

Location: SA

Company: Alghanim Industries

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Job Summary

Alghanim Industries seeks a Corporate Counsel to: (1) review, draft and negotiate contracts and other documents; (2) advise the company’s internal stakeholders across all of its business units in connection with commercial transactions of various types; and (3) generally support the Corporate Section of the Legal Department.  

This is a demanding role offering meaningful exposure to a wide variety of practice areas and business activities.  It is intended for a junior to mid-level lawyer seeking to take his or her career to the next level and grow within a fast-paced in-house legal department focused on delivering the highest quality work possible.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Draft, review and negotiate all legal documentation relating to company’s activities.
  • Provide legal advice to all functions across the group in order to ensure legal aspects are thought through and considered for all critical decisions.
  • Identify legal risks and issues, and ways on how to mitigate them, and provide suggestions to the line manager, to proactively manage risks & mitigate them.
  • Review all the group documents from a legal perspective, to ensure that every company is operating within the jurisdiction and in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations.
  • Prepare, review and modify resolutions and articles of association for the formation of new companies/subsidiaries, in order to ensure these adhere to the legal requirements, and protect the interests of the group.
  • Review all agreements and contracts relevant to corporate area from a legal perspective, and provide inputs/ amendments in order to ensure these are comprehensive.
  • Support the executive team in negotiations of terms and conditions, agreements, etc. from a legal perspective, as required, in order to ensure the necessary support and information is in place for the executive team to proceed with the negotiations.
  • Support the executive team in handling disputes with employees, vendors, or any other parties, and provide initial analysis, in order to support the executive team in settling disputes in the interest of the group.
  • Implement approved departmental policies, processes, and procedures, and ensure employee adherence so that work is carried out to the required standard.
  • Ensures good corporate governance regarding wide range of transaction.
  • Prepare agendas and papers for board meetings, committees and annual general meetings (AGMs) and follow up on action points.
  • Take minutes, draft resolutions, and lodge required forms and annual returns.
  • Perform research regarding a wide variety of matters under KSA law and provide advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Support interactions with KSA governmental agencies (e.g. SAGIA and MOCI).

Candidate Requirements

  • Saudi National.
  • Law degree from a recognized law school.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken Arabic and English.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide business-oriented legal advice and recommendations.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Strong communication skills; ability to present clear and practical legal arguments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a capacity to build strong working relationships across the organization.
  • At least 3 years’ post-qualification experience.
  • Experience dealing with both corporate and litigation matters, as well as labor law issues.
  • Fluency in dealing with KSA governmental agencies (e.g. SAGIA and MOCI) is advantageous.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural atmosphere and willingness to stretch beyond his immediate comfort zone.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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