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Senior Commercial Counsel - Saudi Arabia

Jameson Legal
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh
£140000 - £180000 per annum + tax free plus benefits/bonus
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Practice area
Company and commercial
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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Job Details

Our client is a leading diversified manufacturing consortium in the Middle East. Due to an increase in work they are looking to hire a Senior Legal Counsel with at least five years' experience of commercial contract law, ideally with some exposure to manufacturing/chemicals/engineering/heavy industry.

Candidates will be experienced commercial contract/corporate lawyers and able to handle all aspects of commercial transactions, including creating transactional and other legal documentation, and delivering timely, comprehensive and high-quality legal support to the business.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Negotiating, drafting and providing legal support in relation to a range of contracts, including Sale and Supply Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, Confidentiality Agreements, Marketing Agreements.
  • Negotiating, drafting and provide legal support relating to supply chain matters including Contracts of Affreightment and Time Charter Agreements.
  • Offering counsel on a variety of legal issues, including shipping, logistics, and marine matters including disputes (demurrage claims / product contamination), legal risk and liabilities, compliance and Antitrust matters.
  • Providing general legal advice and interpretations of contracts/agreements and working alongside other departments within the company.
  • Researching and anticipating unique legal issues that may affect the company.
  • Providing training workshops in order to increase awareness within the company of legal and compliance matters.
  • Engaging and Managing outside counsel as appropriate.
  • Providing leadership and mentoring to more junior members of staff, particularly Saudi apprentice lawyers.
  • Handling Compliance Reviews, Compliance Trainings and Workshops.

A background of working in Saudi Arabia/the wider Gulf region is not essential but would be highly regarded.

Candidates will be exposed to extremely high-quality international work and receive a very rewarding compensation package. This is an outstanding opportunity to develop your career with one of the major players in the Kingdom.

For a confidential discussion about this role and others in the market please contact David Von Dadelszen:

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.

Please note: Where a level of experience, such as 'PQE', is indicated, please note that this is a guideline only and represents the amount of time we would usually expect a candidate to accumulate the requisite level of experience. This does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience

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Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

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