Legal Consultant

Posted about 1 year ago by MSELECT
Location Baghdad, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Consultancy

MSELECT is looking to hire a Legal Consultant for an international business consultancy firm in Baghdad. The successful candidate must have a practical experience of 3-5 years in the same role with international clients, fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Key responsibilities

  • Perform as a dedicated Iraqi legal consultant for client prominent international clients dealing with international
  • contracts and Iraqi legal requirements daily.
  • Having experience in Iraqi commercial law matters, reviewing/analyzing and drafting commercial contracts.
  • Must have excellent communication skills all around in English; must be fluent in English and Arabic; (fluency in
  • Kurdish is a plus).
  • Loyalty is required, have a good demeanor and be willing to engage Iraqi government officials and international
  • companies with impeccable courtesy and professionalism, former law firm.
  • Strategically counsel clients and potential clients on legal matters
  • Identify legal or contractual issues and develop new approaches to resolve complex issues
  • Provide legal advice to senior management regarding various corporate and business matters
  • Remain current on federal and state laws, regulations, and practices affecting the company business
  • Preparing all documents required to file cases, including briefs and other court documents
  • Researching legal concepts, case law, judicial opinions, statutes and regulations
  • Providing proper legal citation and statutory interpretation
  • Maintaining accurate case files, notes and reports
  • Negotiating cases to meet the needs of the firm and the client
  • Making sure all parties are carrying out their court order sentence and paying the necessary fines
  • Writing legal documents such as contracts, lawsuits, deeds, wills and appeals


  • Bachelor degree or Master of Laws from Iraqi law school, international study is plus.
  • Member in good standing of the Iraqi Bar Association.
  • International experience is very recommended.
  • Proficient in working effectively in a fast-paced environment while making multiple tasks at a time.
  • Time management and task prioritization.
  • Computer skills
  • Skilled in data entry and data processing.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office, especially Word
  • Expert in maintaining productive written correspondence with Clients.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven collaborative skills to facilitate teamwork.
  • Proficient In the study of the company affairs and customers.
  • Strength of performance in giving legal opinions.
  • Demonstrated ability to build report quickly.
  • Customer oriented attitude towards work with profound ability to interact effectively with others.
  • Analytical skills
  • Good attention to detail with ability to develop time-lined deliverables.
  • Proven ability to comprehend and follow instructions accurately.

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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