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Date: 12-Jun-2019

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 37039 

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

About the Position:

We are looking for a highly qualified Legal advisor and highly legal knowledge of the laws and regulation in UAE, Oman , Bahrein, KSA, Egypt and Syria , to assist Head Of Legal in providing timely legal advice to the all departments of the company and assist in handling the company`s litigation .



• Law degree from reputable university.

• A minimum of 14 years total experience in the field of legislation, 5 years within UAE is a must , either in reputable law firm or in legal department at sound PJSC company.

• Sound knowledge of insurance and companies law and general experience across wide range of legal areas.

• Ability to read, review and make drafting amendments to legal documents in both language Arabic & English is a must

• Ability to create legal defensive and proactive strategy

• High degree of professional Ethic and integrity



• Excellent reporting Skills, research skills, legal administration skills, litigation, client relationships, organization, planning, attention to detail, confidentiality, dependability.

• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with knowledge in MSOffice.

• Excellent investigative and analytical skills.

• Highly proficient time management and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in a fast paced, changing environment.



• Responsibility for all litigation and disputes including legal representation offering advice on legal issues, reviewing quality case documents and pertinent legal information required. Preparing Case summaries for pleadings. File Management, File database periodic updates, Monitoring calendars and meeting deadlines. Co-ordinating with external lawyers to confirm case status. Communicating case progress to all concerned. Maintains case costs, legal expenses, follow up payment to external lawyers and legal counsel to ensure that the company receives the appropriate assistance.Participate in drafting, negotiating and finalizing of legal papers, contracts, agreement and other legal documentation.

• Assist Head of legal in corporate governance and compliance requirement

• Monitoring and obtaining discovery responses, organizing materials for head of legal.

• Co-ordinate with various departments to develop cases, scheduling depositions; preparing, forwarding summons and subpoenas; drafting complaints; preparing and filing discovery requests, preparing responses to opposing counsel; generating status reports.

• Needs continuous job knowledge updates by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.

• Accomplishes company goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

• Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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