Legal | Office of the General Counsel | Senior Manager

United Arab Emirates | Enabling Functions | Posted on 06-Sep-2022

Position Summary


Office of the General Counsel | Talent Standards

Office of the General Counsel | Legal – Associate

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In addition to our opportunities in audit & assurance, tax, consulting, risk advisory and financial advisory, we offer a variety of careers in Internal Client Services (ICS) considered essential to the growth of our organization. Whether in Brand & Communications, Human Resources, or Finance, a career in ICS with Deloitte will give you the opportunity to join an organization undergoing rapid expansion in a region of fast-paced growth. Your role will not just put your passion for creative solutions to the test, it will provide you with an environment to grow and build a career based on excellence.

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Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

·       Lead the way

·       Serve with integrity

·       Take care of each other

·       Foster inclusion

·       Collaborate for measurable impact

During your tenure as an Associate in the Office of the General Council you will report directly to the Firm’s General Counsel. You will work with different internal functions of the Firm and you will demonstrate your capabilities in the following areas:

Legal Documents Review & Negotiation

·       Drafting, reviewing, analyzing, and negotiating different types of legal documents (such as contracts, memoranda, non-disclosure agreements, governing documents of legal entities)

·       Conducting legal research on diversity of matters that relate to the Firm’s interests and business

·       Performing pre-litigation work to minimize risk exposure on the firm (such as drafting correspondence and warning letters) as well as monitoring and drafting status reports on litigation matters

·       Generally, identifying and assessing legal risks that need to be brought to the General Counsel’s attention as well as recommending and implementing mitigation measures for such risks

Internal Legal Support

Providing legal support to different internal functions of the Firm (Human Resources, Finance, Industry leaders and teams) as may be required

Preparing and assisting in training sessions to internal functions on relevant legal matters of interest to such functions

Preparing summaries on relevant legal articles and provisions with constant monitoring of new developments in the legal framework across jurisdictions

Acting as a liaison on different internal initiatives conducted by or involving the intervention of the OGC and as may be required

Working with the General Counsel on developing and enhancing policies and guidelines to ensure compliance with laws and regulations across multiple Middle East jurisdictions

Leadership capabilities:

·       Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact

·       Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent

·       Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track

·       Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills

·       Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business


·       Previous experience as a legal practitioner in an international law firm or in a corporate legal department with presence in multiple jurisdictions is a plus. Knowledge and experience in the litigation field is an added value but not mandatory. The successful candidate will be expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously and within strict deadlines. Some periodic travel to other Middle East countries may be required.

·       Applicants should be bilingual (Arabic and English) with a good command of the English language (both written and spoken), and possess at a minimum the following skills and attributes: o Bachelor’s degree in law, master’s degree is a plus

·       Qualified/Admitted Attorney

·       Very strong organizational skills

·       Very strong communication skills

·       Excellent problem-solving skills with impeccable attention to details and ability to manage Ad-Hoc requests