Legal Manager

Posted 10 months ago by mselect
Location Erbil Job Type
Salary Sector Construction

MSELECT is looking to hire a Legal Manager for a major construction client in Erbil. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of legal counseling/ lawyer experience in business environment. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing legal support and assistance in legal concerns, notably Labor Law, Enforcement Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law and Administration Law in Iraq including local KRG rules and regulations.
  • Advise on day-to-day commercial transactions and business undertakings.
  • Drafting, negotiating and preparing all types of agreements, contracts and other legal documents.
  • Representing in litigation and any legal proceedings in Iraq.
  • Conducting necessary legal correspondence with courts/ legal enforcement offices and all other public enterprises.
  • Conducting all contacts with outsourced lawyers. 
  • Monitor changes and developments in the legal and regulatory environment within the territory of KRG and/ or Iraq, advise management and develop appropriate strategies.
  • Preparing necessary reports to Legal Department regarding above mentioned responsibilities.
  • Support any audit process where needed and coordinate with other relevant stakeholders and functions in taking practical remediation measures.

Skills and Qualification

  • BS degree in Law and licensed lawyer to work in Iraq.
  • Over 5 years of legal counseling/ lawyer experience in business environment.
  • Fluent in English & Arabic (including writing at professional level) (and Turkish considered as asset).
  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, contracts and labor law, etc.) in Iraq.
  • Dealing with external parties (regulators, external counsels, politicians, clients).
  • In-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations.
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives.
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
  • Excellent judgement and communication skills.
  • Ability to anticipate and being proactive legal issues or risks.
  • Flexible to travel.

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

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