Job description / Role
Sole Inhouse Counsel / Head of Legal – FS company in DIFC
Sole Legal Counsel position with a well established financial services company, all encompassing legal position. Reporting directly to a charismatic and highly successful CEO.
This company has offices in Europe and the Middle East, they operate in the FS sector and are accustomed to high value and complex work. A good local reputation combined with a strong European presence makes it an attractive business for internationally minded lawyers.
Clients are mainly large institutional banks and the work is focused largely on emerging markets.
Whilst this is a broad and all encompassing legal role that requires an agile and generalist lawyer, the predominant focus of work is likely to be on FS related litigation and regulatory work. There will also be some day to day commercial contracts work – for example reviewing and standardising all employee contracts.
There is a small element of compliance as well, although other employees are also involved in KYC etc.
* This is an exciting opportunity for a mid-level lawyer who is seeking the next step up in their career to a fully autonomous inhouse role.
* You will work in a dynamic, fast paced office alongside ambitious professionals who are passionate about their work.