Regional In-House Legal Counsel (IT / Tech Lawyer) • 5-12 PQE • IT Multinational • 🏴󠁡󠁥󠁤󠁵󠁿 Dubai

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Our client is a sought after multinational technology employer with a busy 90-strong global legal team employing 150 different nationalities operating in literally every country in the world.

New Vacancy

Due to the continuous business growth and internal promotions this industry-leading services, data processing and software development organisation is looking to hire a talented lawyer to look after the commercial legal matters across META and be based in Dubai.

This is an excellent chance to join a highly regarded legal team that is central to a dynamic, fast moving global technology business in an exciting and varied commercial legal role.

People & Culture

This industry leader has managed to create a supportive and collaborative corporate culture that helps people thrive. The quality of people is outstanding as the organisation is very selective and has a strong focus around integrity and respect for the individual.

Legal Team

You will work with some of the brightest legal professionals in the sector – 90% come from top international law firms including Magic Circle. There is great camaraderie, people are friendly and helpful. The team like each other and there is a very low level of politics.

The legal team mirrors the business structure. It is split along both divisional, regional and functional lines, with a core focus on corporate and tax, regulatory, IP and IT, contractual and legal issues. The team has broad international capabilities and handles most issues internally, using outside counsel for niche local issues and very specific technical needs.

Geographical Mobility

The company’s global presence and continued growth enable employees to pursue exciting career- and / or skill-enhancing opportunities. International mobility is welcomed. About 250 employees every year take permanent positions in a country different from their country of hire. Over 100 employees yearly take temporary internal assignments, e.g. in the US and Asia. There is constant exchange of talent between main European hubs (UK, France, Spain, Germany). This is a particularly attractive benefit for employees who seek to increase their own or their families’ cultural and linguistic understanding by living in a different country for a specific amount of time.

Flexibility & Work Life Balance

The business offers a variety of flexible work arrangements across different locations to allow employees to juggle their professional and personal demands. Lawyers routinely work from home 2 or more days a week. 

General Counsel

The General Counsel an insightful and tenacious business lawyer with great business sense, a true confidant and advisor to top leadership and a caring manager, colleague and friend to their team members. Both legal and commercial departments value their vision, intelligence, speed of thought, composure under extreme pressure, and practicality. No matter how tense or stressful a situation, they always make people feel better, more relaxed and more focused. They are fun to work with, witty and entertaining.

Role & Responsibilities

This is an autonomous role reporting to EMEAR and APAC Head of Legal based overseas. Their manager, Global HoL, is also based in Dubai and will be available to you for support and guidance as you settle in the new role.  You will take responsibility for wide and varied range of commercial legal issues including strategic accounts; negotiating and drafting all forms of  commercial and technology agreements (software, services (including outsourcing arrangements), supplier, vendor, consultancy, technology licensing and development agreements) and provide key support on litigation matters, data protection and regulatory issues.

​Requirements

  • 5-12 years of experience in-house or in private practice (including at least 4 years in IT / tech sector)
  • Of benefit would be experience with outsourcing, SaaS / XaaS, Cloud, data protection and competition
  • Fluency in foreign languages would be beneficial but is not mandatory

Remuneration

  • Excellent competitive salary, bonus and benefits
  • A generous 30-business days annual leave plus 12-14 public holidays (8-9 weeks in total)

Next steps

Please apply below or via Found Legal website www.found.legal

The recruitment process is fast and efficient (3 meetings) with immediate feedback from interviewers. We have strong relationship with the hiring team so will advise whether this organisation would be the best fit to your skills, experience and aspirations. Once shortlisted, will receive extensive preparation and guidance for every interview.

Confidentiality

Found Legal practice strict confidentiality in all communication and will never share your CV or any other details  until we discuss an opportunity with you.

Are you a tech lawyer?

Do get in touch. Suppliers to Fortune 100 and other world leading technology organisations, Found Legal put you in front of dream career opportunities. Register your interest (with or without a CV) at www.found.legal/cv or or email us at info[at]found.legal for confidential roles globally. 75% of opportunities do not get advertised as we fill them from our existing network.

We look forward to hearing from you.