Legal Counsel Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at Ria Money Transfer
Title: Legal Counsel
Company: Ria Money Transfer
Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE
Type: Full Time
Category: Law/Legal, Finance
Position: Legal Counsel (Middle East)
Lawyer sought for busy in-house corporate legal department of Euronet Worldwide, Inc, a NASDAQ listed international financial services and payments processing company. The position will be within Euronet’s money transfer division (Ria) and is based in Dubai, UAE. This role works closely with the Business Development team, leading and overseeing contract negotiations for the development and growth of our global network of banking and non-banking partners and provides commercial and regulatory legal advice to business groups. Some travel within the Middle East, Europe, and to the United States of America may be required.
Draft, negotiate and edit complex financial services agreements with foreign entities, which include banks, financial institutions, post offices, large retailers and currency exchange companies.
Develop productive relationships with internal stakeholders (Business Development, Operations, Finance, Compliance, Marketing) to ensure agreements align with overall company strategy, requirements, and policies.
Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the company and provide advice regarding managing legal risk to senior management.
Develop and recommend company position on legal issues and provide analysis and advice to internal stakeholders on contractual and legal compliance issues, including matters of data privacy, regulatory, employment, disputes, and vendor management.
Coordinate with foreign external counsel to understand local requirements and ensure compliance with such requirements.
Play a key role in updating Ria Legal function operational processes, including creation of templates and involvement in roll out of legal processes.
An ideal candidate will have:
at least 5 to 7 years of legal experience
Pproven track of previous experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating international commercial contracts with sophisticated business customers
Previous experience in an international in-house legal department and/or bank (highly preferred)
Previous experience in financial services, payment processing, and/or technology industry(ies) (highly preferred)
Previous experience advising on digital products and services (highly preferred)
Availability to travel 10-20% of the time (subject to lifting of any COVID-19 restrictions)
Successful candidates will meet the minimum professional qualification requirements:
Valid Practising Certificate in Dubai (and/or an Emirate) and membership with respective local authority
L.L.B. / Law Degree and/or L.L.M. (or equivalent) from a university as required to obtain a practicing certificate (mandatory)
L.L.B. / Law Degree or L.L.M. / Master’s Degree from a university located in an EU Member State, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or New Zealand (strongly preferred)