Legal Manager

Work Location:  Abu Dhabi Corporate
Date:  May 21, 2024

Position Overview

Support all business functions in contractual drafting, analysis and support for their business activities.


Roles and Responsibility

•             Drafting contracts (service contracts, supply contracts, framework contracts, goods contracts, client contracts) and providing legal support to all areas of the business.

•             Ability to analyse numerous operations contracts and explain consequences under each contract in any given scenario

•             Draft Memorandums of Understanding, new business contracts, customer delivery contracts with new partners/clients.

•             Assistance with supporting drafting of all operational policies and procedures to reflect and ensure compliance with revised contractual structure of the company.

•             Review and provide amendments to ensure compliance with reporting obligations for clients, asset owners and shareholders.

•             Interpret and ensure compliance with joint venture arrangements that govern the company, including Memorandum of Association and applicable laws.

•             Ensure updates to and creation of new templates of the contracts used for the procurement of the goods and services and client contracts.

•             Strong drafting ability

•             Review and clear deviations submitted by the contractors at the tender stage of the procurement process.

•             Participating at all negotiation meetings with Clients, partners and contractors.

•             Follow up on the contractual claims with suppliers and service providers.

•             Strong legal understanding of transition between construction build phase, through testing and commissioning through to start up operations

•             Maintain physical filing of contracts.

•             Provide legal support to operations as directed by the head of the department or executive management.

•             Perform any other task or participate to any other business as may be assigned.

•             Prepare, assist and coordinate with preparation of Board packs and submissions.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

Academic Qualifications: 

•             Master or Bachelor in Law.

Professional Qualifications:

•             A qualified and practicing commercial lawyer with good all round commercial knowledge, projects experience and an enthusiastic desire to work in a multi-cultural environment in the UAE.


•             Minimum 5 years’ experience in a projects legal department of an international company and/or law firm in dealing with drafting contracts.

•             Must be a qualified lawyer.

•             Fluent in English (excellent writing, drafting and speaking skills), fluency in Arabic is a plus.

Other Skills:

•             Flexible and ability to manage stress and meet tight deadlines.

•             Accurate, attention to details and conscientious.

•             Ability to follow instructions and work closely with hierarchy.

•             Ability to identify and highlight risk and financial exposure for the company.

•             Ability to explain complicated contractual structures in layman’s terms.