Legal Counsel

  • Job type

  • Location

    Saudi Arabia
  • Specialism

  • Industry

    Property & Real Estate
  • Pay


Legal Counsel – KSA

Your new company

The client is an international real estate consultancy with offices across the Middle East and a strong presence in the Kingdom.

The role will be based in either Riyadh or Jeddah. The ideal candidate should be fluent in both English and Arabic and may be a Saudi national or a non-Saudi national. Extensive experience in KSA and internationally is preferred.

Your new role

In this role, you will serve as Legal Counsel, offering expert legal advice across various disciplines, with a particular emphasis on real estate civil law, commercial law, employment law, and company law.

Your Duties

  • Support the company's operational activities on a day-to-day basis.
  • Review, draft and negotiate contracts, agreements and other legal documents, including but not limited to FIDIC agreements.
  • Prepare contractual and commercial risk assessment for requests for proposal and provide support during the pre-tendering stage.
  • Review and draft internal policies/procedures and ensure that they follow all statutory or legal requirements.
  • Advise on and ensure that internal company processes, procedures and corporate governance are complied with.
  • Support the head of legal by keeping up to date with new legislation and regulatory changes that may impact the organisation and advise on changes in regulations and prepare gap analysis.
  • Advise on contractual issues, legal matters, and potential risks to support all functions including HR, finance, tax, operations, etc.
  • Manage the corporate governance affairs of company entities, such as license issuance, licence renewal, corporate restructuring, etc.
  • Support dispute resolution processes, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, by providing legal analysis, strategy formulation, and liaising with external counsel as may be needed.
  • Identify areas for improvement in existing contracting processes, revise existing procedures and/or templates or draft new ones.
  • Participate in meetings and committees as instructed by the head of legal.
  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Bachelor's degree in Law.
  • Admission to the bar as a fully qualified lawyer is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and Arabic are a must.
  • Experience working at least 3 years of legal experience in the GCC Region and in particular in Saudi Arabia.
  • Experience working in an international company, ideally in the fields of real estate consultancy/engineering consultancy.
  • Excellent knowledge of Saudi Arabian laws, corporate governance, and regulatory frameworks.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to assess complex legal issues and provide practical solutions.
  • Strong negotiation, influencing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Organised, motivated, committed, works well under stress and willing to travel.

What you'll get in return

  • Working with a multinational company
  • Tax-free salary + incentives


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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 2003,Media City, Dubai, UAETelephone 04 559 5823