Legal Counsel - Real Estate

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Senior Legal Counsel – Real Estate

Senior Legal Counsel – Real Estate Your new company

The client is a UAE headquartered investment company with a multi-industry business portfolio spanning multiple sectors and geographies.

Your new role

The company is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Real Estate Lawyer to join the real estate division. You will be responsible for providing legal advice and assistance on a variety of real estate transactions, including but not limited to purchases, sales, leases, and mortgages. Your duties will include but not be limited to: -

  • Assist in the preparation of legal and contracts advice in coordination with external
lawyers and legal advisors as required by the company;
  • Advise the group and subsidiaries on the legal aspects of real estate transactions, including drafting and reviewing contracts, agreements, and other legal documents relating to real estate transactions;
  • Conduct internal and external negotiations of the terms of contracts;
  • Conduct due diligence on properties and ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations;
  • Assist in overseeing compliance of the group activities with the relevant applicable statutes, laws and regulations;
  • Represent the group and its subsidiaries in arbitrations, mediations, and other legal proceedings related to real estate transactions;
  • Advise on zoning, land use, and environmental regulations;
  • Collaborate with lawyers across the company to ensure that all legal work is completed in a timely and efficient manner;
  • Assist in procedures related to M&As including the due diligence, drafting the SPA, negotiating detailed terms of the SPA, and the transfer of shares;
  • Keep up to date with changes in real estate law and regulations in Dubai and in the UAE;
  • Oversee all the activities related to negotiating and closing of deals;
  • Maintain and keep a record of relationships with law firms which in turn will provide legal and contracts support/advise to the group division and its subsidiaries and external clients;
  • Assist in consolidation of and processing of all legal contracts related documents for the group and its subsidiaries and external clients;
  • Perform any other task as delegated by the General Counsel or delegate as and when required.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised/reputable university in law, Masters in Law or equivalent, preferably a LLM in International Business Law
  • At least 6 years of legal experience practicing as a Real Estate Lawyer in one of the reputed real estate companies in Dubai or Abu Dhabi
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, knowledge of Arabic is beneficial

What you'll get in return

  • Work with one of UAE’s most renowned investment companies
  • Tax free salary + incentives

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.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. #1021754

Talk to Sophie Armstrong, the specialist consultant managing this position

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