Country Legal & Integrity Counsel – ABB , Saudi Arabia

In this role
you will be leading the function for ABB, applying the global strategy for the functional area and acting as a Country Authority. You will be providing strategic and operational management of the Country Legal & Integrity function, including counselling management on all legal and integrity issues relating to the area of responsibility.
You will be reporting to General counsel (Legal & Integrity) Middle East and Africa.

Your responsibilities
Providing Legal advice and counsel to ABB management and overseeing all dispute and litigation matters. Acting as Advisor to the Country Managers as well as to the other Country teams (business and functions).
Reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements and other contractual terms in collaboration with relevant business managers, contract management (including construction-related claims / disputes).
Anticipating and identifying legal issues of concern to management and proactively developing effective legal strategies and practical solutions, monitoring legal affairs, including but not limited to litigations and activity reports and organizing regular meetings with the Country teams.
Ensuring good corporate governance in the area of accountability in the Country (structuring, drafting and negotiation) regarding mergers & acquisitions/divestiture transactions (leadership or key role), managing implementation of the Code of Conduct and on-going integrity training, and assisting in investigation and resolution of any integrity issues that arise.
Implementing new or updated Company directives/guidelines based on local legislation and directives. Contributing to the development of ABB Group legal and integrity strategy, policies and programs.
Ensuring both local and Group legal directives and instructions are implemented in area of responsibility and monitoring on-going integrity. Ensuring legal and integrity training is carried out for employees in the business.
Monitoring Intellectual Property (trademarks and patents), taking advice and guidance if necessary, from external lawyers and working with colleagues within the IP function.
Managing, liaising with and overseeing use of external service providers, including external counsel.
Participating in defining the annual budget for area of responsibility and is accountable for managing performance against agreed financial targets and constraints.
Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background
University degree in law from a leading University, further legal qualifications will be a bonus.
10-15 years PQE (Post-Qualified Experience) at a reputable international law firm or an industrial company.
Earlier experience in similar industries including operational experience in ethics & compliance, export control, and/or antitrust compliance.
Experience in advising on corporate, employment, contractual and commercial matters.
Experience in the Middle East, ideally in Saudi Arabia.
Arabic language and knowledge of Saudi Laws are preferred but not mandatory requirements.
High personal standards of ethics and integrity, independence of judgement
Cultural awareness and respect for diversity of cultures.
Sense of responsibility and initiative, very energetic, autonomous.
Communication and negotiation skills, able to build relationships with key stakeholders, whilst maintaining an independent position.

More about us
Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day.

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