Senior Legal Counsel – Qatargas , Qatar

Job Purpose
To provide advice on legal aspects of all Company activities and prepare pertaining legal documents ensuring compliance with applicable laws and Company policy and procedures.
Job Context & Major Challenge(s) – I
The Senior Legal Counsel is responsible for handling all legal related issues and advice pertaining to the Company, Project Owners and affiliates under relevant service agreements, often involving complex matters across Qatar and global jurisdictions.
Ensure practices are aligned with accepted industry standards and best practices and are also consistent with statutory, regulatory and corporate guidelines.
Has a high degree of freedom in the execution of job functions, events and activities within legal environment.

Key Job Accountabilities – I
Provide legal advice on legal and contractual issues referred by the General Counsel or his/her supervisor related to EPC contracts and other construction contracts, purchase orders of material, goods, equipment, etc., license agreements and any other project related agreements (“Contracts”).
Reviews and draft policies and regulations to ensure consistency with applicable law.
Performs duties such as interpreting laws and follow up legal suits and arbitration to which the Company is a party to and supervise the activities undertaken by outside counsel.
Drafts letters and documents addressed to Governmental authorities on legal related issues and maintain filing record of government documentation.
Drafts, review and negotiate all contractual arrangements including those with contractors, customers, consultants, suppliers, buyers, lenders to ensure compliance with applicable laws and Company policies and department objectives.

Key Job Accountabilities – II
Develops standard agreements and reviews all agreements to ensure Company is legally protected.
Leads on investigations for identifying and resolving legal issues, recommending the most appropriate approaches to remain efficient.
Represents the Legal Department on internal or external working groups and committees and implement legal strategies in support of the legal Department’ objectives.
Maintains current knowledge of international best practices, internal and external laws, rules and regulations and integrate into the Company policy and procedure.
Performs other duties at the request of the Associate General Counsel and/or General Counsel.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws degree “LLB” from a recognised law School.
Knowledge and/or Experience – I
10 years’ experience and commercial knowledge related to oil and gas industry.
Front line legal advisory experience in multi-national, multicultural environment.
Technical and Business Skills – I
Excellent communication and drafting skills in English and Arabic languages.
Good negotiating skills

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