AF23339 - Legal Counsel | Group Legal

Department: Al Futtaim Group Legal
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 02-Jun-2016

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


Al-Futtaim Group Divisions include Al-Futtaim Travel, GMASCO, and shared services for IT, Finance and HR. Audit, Legal, Treasury and Investment Management are also managed at a Group level.

Group Legal

Group Legal is based in Al-Futtaim's head office in Dubai Festival City and provides legal support to the entire group of companies.

About the Position:

As part of the legal team, you will be responsible for compiling information for court cases and/or external council as applicable; conducting legal research; finding laws or similar court decisions related to pending cases; interpreting laws or legislation; explaining government laws or regulations; analyzing data, legal questions and existing evidence or facts; writing legal documents. This role will also involve aranging for the protection of IP rights.As a legal counsel you will ensure proper compliance by the Group companies with all relevant laws and regulations and will be responsible for outsourcing legal services and liasing with external counsels as and when necessary.

This role will be reporting to the General Manager - Litigation & Compliance and will be based in Dubai, UAE.

About You:

The ideal candidate will be a professional qualified lawyer from a reputed university with strong corporate legal experience, which will include both law firm and in house experience. You will ideally have more than 3 years of post qualification experience. M&A experience along with litigation management is ideal.

You will be highly analytical, strategic motivated and very objective. Strong organizational, management and problem solving skills are mandatory for this role.You will be carrying out decisions and speaking on behalf of the company so your communcation skills will be excellent.

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.