Legal & Compliance Manager

  • Job type

  • Location

    Abu Dhabi
  • Specialism

  • Industry

    Banking & Financial Services
  • Pay


Legal & Compliance Manager – Legal – Abu Dhabi

Your new company

The client is an international offshore oil and gas and marine construction company, based in Abu Dhabi.

Your new role

As Legal and Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the company's policies and procedures comply with regulatory and ethical standards. As a compliance specialist, you will be required to perform regular audits, implement company policies, and design control systems.


  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards
  • Monitor changes in laws and regulations and assess their impact on the organization
  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure compliance with relevant law and regulations in their operations
  • Investigate potential compliance violations and recommend corrective actions to be taken to the stakeholders
  • Advise on legal matters and assist and support with contract drafting, negotiation, review and execution
  • Manage and lead the company's risk management program
  • Manage, build and develop external relationships with legal and regulatory agencies
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the company’s comprehensive compliance and risk management program
  • Conduct risk assessments and implement controls to mitigate identified risks and process
  • Develop and deliver training programs on compliance and risk management for employees
  • Oversee internal investigations and respond to regulatory inquiries
  • Partner with various business units to understand their operations and ensure compliance with policies and procedures
  • Maintain records and documentation related to compliance and risk management activities
  • Collaborate with the legal department to ensure compliance with laws and regulations
  • Stay abreast of laws, regulations and industry standards affecting the company's operations and ensure the companies policies, contracts and procedures are in compliance
  • Manage corporate files for the entire Group; to ensure that all corporate filings are up to date and in compliance with relevant laws and corporate structure
  • Managing and monitoring legal invoices and payments; to ensure alignment with letters of engagements; negotiate the legal fees and engagement terms with external counsels

What you'll need to succeed

  • At least 6 years of experience in compliance and/or legal management
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised/reputable university in law, business administration, or a related field
  • Strong understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading cross-functional teams

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive tax-free salary + benefits

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

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Talk to Sophie Armstrong, the specialist consultant managing this position

Located in Dubai, Hays FZ LLC, Al Thuraya Tower 1, Office 2003Telephone04 559 5823