General Counsel Legal & Integrity, ABB Group, UAE

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy. You as a General Counsel – Legal & Integrity will be a part of the Corporate Legal Function of ABB and will be based in Dubai, UAE. In this role, you will be the function lead, managing a team of Counsels and supporting the UAE and Oversight Countries (Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, etc.) in applying the global strategy for the functional area and acting as country authority. You are also expected to provide strategic and operational management of the Country legal & Integrity function, including counseling management on all legal and integrity issues relating to the area of responsibility.

Requirements:
•A Bachelor Degree in Law is a must, Master Degree is an advantage
•Minimum of 12 years of experience in the region, can be combined in-house and law firm and at least 5 years in a management role
•Excellent understanding of Middle East legislation.
•Strong management and communications skills

Your main responsibilities in this role will include:

1.Legal Advice: Providing legal advice and counsel to ABB management and overseeing all dispute and litigation matters. Driving and ensuring consistency in legal services and advice provided by the local in-house lawyers in his or her Country. Providing advice to the region head legal and Integrity, the Country Managing Director as well as Country Group Functions or Divisions.

2.Contract drafting, review and negotiation: Drafting, review and negotiating frame agreements and other contracts in collaboration with relevant business managers.

3.Legal strategies: Anticipating and identifying legal issues of concern to management and proactively develops effective legal strategies and practical solutions. Monitoring legal affairs, including but not limited to litigations and activity reports and organizes regularly meetings with the country teams.

4.Governance: Ensuring good corporate governance in the area of accountability in the country, manages implementation of the code of conduct and on-going integrity training, and assists in investigation and resolution of any integrity issues that arise.

5.Company guidelines and instructions: Identifying need for and implements new or updated company directives or 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 monitors on-going integrity.

6.Intellectual Property (IP): Monitoring Intellectual Property (trademarks and patents), taking advice and guidance if necessary from external lawyers and working with colleagues within the IP function.

7.External service providers: Managing, liaising with and oversees use of external service providers, including external counsel.

8.Training: Planning and coordinating the training for country Legal and Integrity team. Ensuring legal and integrity training is carried out for employees in the business.

9.Budget: Participating in defining the annual budget for area of responsibility and is accountable for managing performance against agreed financial targets and constraints.

10.People leadership and development: Ensuring that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect subordinates.

11.Safety an Integrity: 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.

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