Legal Counsel Jobs in Dubai – UAE at bridgestone
Title: Legal Counsel
Location: Dubai – UAE
Type: Full Time
Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of tyres and other rubber products. We employ over 140,000 people around the world, operate 3 technical centers and 178 manufacturing plants, and sell products in more than 150 countries. “Serving Society with Superior Quality” has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931 and we look for individuals who share our passion to fulfill this mission.
We are looking for a Legal Counsel to provide maternity cover for a five month period at Bridgestone Middle East & Africa FZE starting mid August 2021. The successful candidate would support the Lead Legal Counsel in their role to serve as the key legal and compliance business partner for the Middle East & Africa Region of Bridgestone’s Europe, Middle East & Africa Strategic Business Unit (“BSEMEA”).
The MEA Region is headquartered in Dubai, and has offices in Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast and Jordan.
In this position, the Legal Counsel will be responsible for the day-to-day activity of structuring and drafting commercial contracts with Bridgestone key customers, including both private and public sector customers, while maintaining commercial policies and procedures, and ensuring consistent application of these throughout the business. The Legal Counsel is also responsible for providing supporting advice to the business in regards to civil and corporate law related issues, engaging all other areas involved.
The Legal Counsel reports directly to the BSMEA Senior Legal Counsel. The role will be based in our MEA Regional Sales HQ in Dubai, UAE.
At least 4 years of business law experience at a large law firm or corporate/commercial legal department in-house, including previous experience of drafting, negotiating and closing business transactions (i.e., purchase, sale and distribution agreements).
Previous experience in identifying and resolving legal issues quickly and effectively.
Previous experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients in a fast paced environment.
Previous experience in legal compliance specifically in relation to sanctions and bribery and corruption.
Acting as a business partner by applying combined business and legal judgment to proposed deals, relationships and other issues requiring legal or compliance attention.
Drafting, reviewing and supporting negotiation of business agreements and transactions such as (but not limited to) customer sales contracts, strategic alliance agreements, public tenders, franchises and distribution agreements.
Advising the business on all legal matters (except for tax and day-to-day labor and employment law) and drive solutions.
Providing hands on legal advice on regulatory, privacy, antitrust and advertising/promotional matters – in conjunction with the regulatory experts in the BSEMEA legal team and the Chief Compliance Officer.
Coordinating the restructuring of our legal entity structure and set up in the region.
Driving legal and compliance projects to improve efficiency and business responsibility, including using influencing skills to achieve buy-in from all levels of the business.
Admission as an attorney or equivalent.
Knowledge of the automotive industry is a strong plus.
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Excellent Knowledge of MS Office Tools.
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