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Junior Legal Associate (UAE National)

Emirates Investment Authority Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted 4 months ago Permanent Competitive
Junior Legal Associate (UAE National)
The Junior Legal Associate will provide legal support for the organization to help it succeed in its duties. They will report directly to the GC. The Junior Legal Associate will work closely with the GC and other members of the Legal & Compliance Department, the support functions and the investment team, functioning as a partner to the organization.

Provide legal support to the organization
  • Support the GC and all members of the Legal & Compliance Department in their daily
  • tasks, learn from them, and develop own fields of expertise.
  • Assist the members of the Legal & Compliance Department in implementing transactions.
  • Evaluate and provide quality legal advice at the highest level on all matters associated with current operations under the supervision of the GC (and other members of the Legal & Compliance Department, where instructed):-
    • Draft, review and negotiate confidentiality agreements, engagement letters,
    • memorandums of understanding, term sheets and other simple agreements, with supervision.
    • Liaise with regulatory authorities and ministerial bodies.
    • Technical ability in drafting and reviewing correspondence, constitutional documents and commercial contracts in Arabic.
    • Establish SPVs and commercial companies within the UAE, Free Zones and abroad. Provide preliminary commercial legal advice on all matters pertaining to UAE laws and regulations; conduct legal research.

Coordinate external legal support
  • Coordinate the involvement of external legal counsel for selected transactions.
  • Build and maintain relationships with external legal counsel and the panel of preferred advisors.

Governance
  • May work with the GC and Corporate Secretary to provide corporate secretarial support,
  • including attending committee meetings, taking minutes and following up on action points if required.
  • Provide support on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Law or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of UAE laws and regulations
  • Some in-house corporate or investments exposure is an advantage
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
Job ID  66C48FD1C3
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