Consulting | Senior Technology Legal Advisor

Jordan | Consulting | Posted on 26-Sep-2023

Position Summary

Amman - JDC

deliConsulting | Technology Legal Advisor

When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. Looking for a rewarding career? Take a closer look at Deloitte & Touche ME. You'll understand that Deloitte is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

A career in consulting with Deloitte & Touche Middle East will engage your skills as a strategist, giving you a key role in the planning, growth and structure of businesses. However, we’re not simply looking for people who know how to think, but who can display a deep understanding of business and industry and who can work collectively as a team to translate this understanding into deliverable solutions. For this reason, consulting at Deloitte requires specialist skills that embrace areas such as strategy, operations, financials, people management and technology. If you like a challenge and the opportunity to make a positive difference in the business world, we will provide you with a professional environment geared to your growth and helping you achieve excellence in this field.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most—for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

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

  • Integrity
  • Outstanding value to markets and clients
  • Commitment to each other
  • Strength from cultural diversity

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be supporting and advising the direct client facing teams within Consulting on contractual and commercial negotiations, as well as supporting practitioners on engagement risk management. The role will also involve supporting the business on jurisdictional legislation across the Middle East (including Free Zones).

Deloitte’s global network of technology practitioners help clients identify and solve their most critical information and technological challenges. DME Consulting has a need for a technology lawyer to join its team. Ideally, the candidate with have experience in negotiating contracts for the implementation of Enterprise Applications (including Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP), Technology Advisory, and Application Management Services.

This is a unique opportunity to engage in cross-border collaboration with Deloitte professionals across the Deloitte network, broadening your knowledge and building your competencies and skills. The nature of the work that DME Consulting is involved in spans the globe and therefore the need for collaboration across geographies is increasing.

The successful candidate’s key responsibilities include, among others:

  • Reviewing and negotiating technology contracts for: mplementation of ERP systems including Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP, Technology Advisory, and Application Management Services

  • Reviewing and negotiating contracts for application, cloud and infrastructure operate services
  • Reviewing and negotiating engagement contracts, including Master Service Agreements and Framework Agreements (both Deloitte terms and client-imposed terms) including direct discussions with clients and their legal advisers
  • Reviewing of Non-Disclosure Agreements, hold harmless letters, Deloitte inter-firm agreements, sub-contractor agreements and teaming agreements
  • Reviewing of supplier/vendor contracts to support the business procurement requirements
  • Responding to legal, jurisdictional and regulatory changes, reviewing existing and developing new policies and procedures
  • Answering ad-hoc risk and legal queries
  • Developing a deep understanding of our Consulting service offerings and developing a good understanding of our contractual risk tolerances in the context of commercial negotiations
  • Working as a business partner, developing practical commercial solutions for Deloitte’s business and client service teams - enabling them to provide excellent client service while managing Deloitte’s risk
  • Supporting the Quality and Risk Management team in its advice to Deloitte’s senior management and practitioners on general legal and risk management issues, based on an understanding and appreciation of the key business risks
  • Assisting with legal policy changes (including changes to Deloitte standard terms and conditions as and when necessary)
  • Work, including independently, within an environment where requirements change frequently and therefore this role is also likely to change and expand with time
  • Maintaining the library of Deloitte’s contractual templates
  • Maintaining policies and procedures
  • Drafting, implementing and maintaining standard contracting procedures and processes
  • Building a network throughout the risk functions across the member firms



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

Experience, qualifications & skills

  • Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate degree from a reputable University in Law or related disciplines
  • We will consider candidates who are qualified lawyers with 10+ years experience in negotiating commercial contracts, at least 5 years experience with technology contracts, ideally in a professional services organisation or technology services provider
  • Experience of international and Middle East jurisdictional laws (including data protection laws) would be considered an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate legal concepts into plain language
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload effectively and to be responsive
  • Experience of dealing with and influencing multiple senior stakeholders
  • Strong time management skills with ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure with a flexible approach
  • Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to finishing tasks to the highest standards
  • Ability to quickly assess the risk areas and recommend ways of mitigating or managing them
  • Analytical skills - ability to use judgment, analyse facts and draw logical conclusions
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written 
  • Knowledge of Arabic language is preferable
  • Good level of technical proficiency and computer literacy particularly with spreadsheets (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)