Legal Advisor – Commercial Bank of Dubai , UAE

Job Purpose:
Assist the General Counsel and Group Company Secretary in providing legal opinions, reviewing and drafting documentation and monitoring legal cases mainly for Commercial Corporate and Investment Banking Group. The Legal Adviser will be also the entry point for service providers’ agreements and serve as back-up for matters related to Personal Banking Group and Support functions. The Legal adviser will participate actively in managing the legal risk and raising legal awareness through the bank.

Principal accountabilities:
Legal risk
Review and provide legal advice on agreements entered into with service providers
Review and provide legal advice for lending and security transactions
Review and advice on ongoing legal cases and advice the General Counsel accordingly.
Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
Provide legal protection and risk management advice to General Counsel especially on contract
Review and advice on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
Litigation management
Review and monitor progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
Regulatory compliance
Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise the General Counsel accordingly.
Participate in preparing monthly and quarterly reports for the department for executive management meetings.
Contract negotiation
Review all contracts or any other documentation and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the business and support functions attention.
Prepare, review and modify contractual documents to assist and support various business activities.
Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions
Administrative duties
Provide continuous legal awareness to the other departments
Keeping up to date with changes and developments in the law by reading journals and law reports.

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