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Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Start Immediately - with Growth Opportunities

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Pwc

2022-12-04 03:32:51

Job location Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Start Immediately - with Growth OpportunitiesWe are searching for an enthusiastic Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Start Immediately to join our exceptional team at Pwc in Dubai.Growing your career as a Full Time Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Start Immediately is a great opportunity to develop competitive skills.If you are strong in people management, creativity and have the right experience for the job, then apply for the position of Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Start Immediately at Pwc today!Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Start ImmediatelyWe are hiring a remarkable Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel to join our diverse team at PwC in Dubai.Growing your career as a Full Time Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel is a fantastic opportunity to develop excellent skills.If you are strong in adaptability, project management and have the right experience for the job, then apply for the position of Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel at PwC today!Lawyer with Office of the General CounselLine of Service Internal Firm ServicesIndustry/Sector Not ApplicableSpecialism IFS - Office of General Counsel (OGC)Management Level ManagerJob Description & Summary The ME Office of the General Counsel (OGC) Team operates across all lines of service and across the region to provide legal advice and support on a day-to-day basis to client-facing teams, with the goal of supporting the operation and growth of the business whilst taking appropriate risk decisions.There are dedicated subject matter experts in each of the sub functions within the OGC team who are available to support and consult with partners and engagement teams on all legal, structural and dispute-related queries.The litigation lawyer hired for this position must operate with a pragmatic mindset and be solution-oriented. He or she must demonstrate an ability to balance risks identified with maintaining a commercial outlook in the approach to answering queries. The role is more than just following policies or processes and includes being flexible in applying business judgment, understanding of the business, its operations, products, and services. The lawyer should have deep relationships with partners and other senior engagement team members within the business.Primary duties and responsibilitiesFinancialAdheres to the OGC BudgetCustomersSupport Senior OGC members, ME Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and ME General Counsel (GC) on litigation matters arising in the UAE and elsewhere in the Middle East.Provide advice and support in relation to all litigation matters, including drafting pleadings, researching legal issues, appearing before judicial and administrative bodies, and providing interpretations of law and regulation to engagement teams to help them understand how regulations apply to the firm and to client engagements.Provide advice and support in dealing with a wide range of contentious or potentially contentious situations, including in relation to liquidators and bankruptcy situations involving clients or ex-clients.Liaise with external counsel and other stakeholders involved in litigation matters as appropriate.Provide updates to and work closely with Global firm R&Q and Global OGC teams as well as PwC UK OGC, on significant adverse matters.Provide advice to engagement teams and LoS R&Q teams on all legal related areas of risk during an engagement lifecycle.Liaise with other R&Q functions such as Independence, Compliance, AML etc for specialist advice.Build relationships with the relevant LoS R&Q Leader, other R&Q Leaders, and LoS / IFS Partners and engagement teams.Meet with the allocated LoS R&Q / IFS Leader to discuss key findings, areas of concerns and / or gather feedback.Consult and escalate to the LoS R&Q Leader / OGC ME General Counsel as necessary.Internal ProcessAssist with producing guidance and templates, and assist with updating policies and procedures as necessary.Provide support and lead on sensitive litigation matters.Provide support on notarization and associated formalities.Assist with reviewing and redesigning processes if needed.Provide support to OGC projects as needed.Ensure compliance with the relevant PwC Network standards, policies, and procedures.Learning & GrowthMeet with relevant business stakeholders and LoS R&Q Partners regularly to ensure optimal relationships.Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and team members.Contribute to an environment of teamwork within the R&Q team.Act as a key resource and liaise with other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships.EducationA professional or academic qualification (degree level or equivalent), or extensive relevant and practical experienceQualified lawyer with full rights of audience in the UAENotarial qualification (or eligibility to acquire a notarial qualification)LanguageStrong English and fluent ArabicOverall Experience3+ years of relevant experienceRelevant legal experience in the Professional Services industry in a top tier firm, relevant experience at a top law firm or multinational corporation, or relevant experience at a regulator requiredPrior people management and teamwork experienceKnowledge and SkillsDeep understanding of the legal environment across the region and the UAE in particularDeep legal, regulatory and litigation knowledgeStrong problem solving skillsStrong project management skillsStrong networking and capacity to build strong connections with Global, EMEA, external legal counsels, UK and other R&Q LoS communitiesStrong decision making skillsStrong people management skillsRisk averse/risk management skillsProcess oriented and strong internal control skillsAbility to develop and implement procedures, controls and policies for functional areas of responsibilityOrganization skills and eye for detailTime management skills and proactivityStrong verbal and written communication skillsEthical conductEducation (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified) Degrees/Field of Study required:Degrees/Field of Study preferred:Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)Required SkillsOptional SkillsDesired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)Travel Requirements Not SpecifiedAvailable for Work Visa Sponsorship? YesGovernment Clearance Required? YesJob Posting End DateBenefits of working as a Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel in Dubai: ? Learning opportunities? Advancement opportunities? Advantageous packageBenefits of working as a Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Start Immediately in Dubai: ? Company offers great benefits? Opportunities to grow? Attractive package

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