ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for the growth and diversification of the United Arab Emirates. Our diverse family of more than 50,000 employees is made up of over 100 different nationalities. People from different backgrounds, with unique perspectives and wide-ranging skillsets, who share a collective responsibility: to enable and accelerate progress, both here in the UAE and across the globe. Here at ADNOC, we go beyond business as usual. We do things differently, challenge convention, and embrace new ways of thinking. This is what defines and differentiates us. By working together every day, we're bringing energy to life.
JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for entire gamut of legal affairs and corporate legal matters of the company. Provide legal opinions, advises, interpretations, complex risk mitigations and due diligences on contracts, agreements, deeds, and other legal drafting's and documents from the projects, commercial, drilling, subsurface and other functions. Recommend settlement of claims in connection with complex major projects. Interface with external counsel in respect of litigation that the company is involved in, and advice on alternative dispute resolution. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Job Specific Accountabilities • Plan, organize, coordinate and supervises the activities of Legal affairs of the company. • Defines and draws up as required major complex contract agreements between other parties and the Company. This involves analysing the contract conditions and making recommendations as to legally acceptable courses of actions to be taken. Formulates principles to be followed in contracts policies, ensures that the agreements meet with the laws of U.A.E. • Provides preventive legal advice to Senior Management/Commercial Division and Project Function on all topics such as curative legal advice, to minimise disputes and litigation, which is costly to the Company. • Involved in the preparation, review and negotiation of company contractual transactions to limit potential risk exposure, providing legal representation for the company, ensuring that all matters of business comply with company policies and ethical standards. • Provision of comprehensive legal services to the contract and procurement function. • Risk transactions on international deals that require negotiation of issues that involve International Law. • Studies and scans contractor's claims likely to have an effect on the Company operations. This involves analysing claims and making legal recommendations and ensuring all relevant points are brought to the attention of the Commercial Division. • Participates in negotiation of settlements of disputes arising out of claims or contracts as required, prepares submission in arbitration cases and co-ordinates with the Company advocate when representing the Company in court actions both locally and abroad. • Drafting and reviewing different contracts in the oil and gas, construction, Drilling sector. • Supervising and giving guidance and counselling to subordinate staff in the legal department. • Advising on how new regulatory initiatives impact the entire business of the Company. • Advising on corporate governance and giving recommendations on the adoption of corporate governance policies. • Advising management on legal and regulatory changes that impact the business of the company.
Generic Accountabilities Supervision • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives. • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives. Budgets • Provide input for preparation of the Section / Department budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives. • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures • Implement approved Section / Department policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Section's / Department work programs in line with Company and International standards. Performance Management • Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Section / Department in line with the Company Performance framework. Innovation and Continuous Improvement • Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes. • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function. Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability • Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices. Reports • Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management. COMMUNICATIONS & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Internal • Work closely with Associate General Counsel and ADNOC L&S staff members, up to and including Senior Vice President Level for the purposes of providing legal advice on commercial and corporate legal matters, including projects and transactions, employee matters, contracts and disputes. External • Regular contacts with external consultants and legal advisers, as well as research and academic institutions for the purpose of negotiating commercial agreements and contracts to which ADNOC L&S is a party; and law firms for the purpose of obtaining legal advice and support. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Minimum Qualification • Bachelor's Degree in Law or other suitable similar discipline. Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills • 5-8 years of relevant experience preferably in top international law / consultancy firms and/or local or international blue-chip corporate/s. • Experience in Shipping/Maritime/Logistics industry is an advantage but not a pre-requisite. • Excellent English language (written and spoken). Fluent Arabic in addition a substantial advantage. Professional Certifications • Must be a qualified lawyer in a common law or civil law jurisdiction.