Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Legal Job Vacancy; Legal Counsel

Job Title:    Legal Counsel
Job Ref.:    ABY13-0151
Job Location:    Sharjah
Employer:    Air Arabia
About Us
Air Arabia (Arabic: العربية للطيران‎) is a low-cost airline with its head office in the Sharjah Freight Center, Sharjah International Airport, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

The airline operates scheduled services to 51 destinations in the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Europe to 22 countries from Sharjah, 28 destinations in 9 countries from Casablanca, Fez, Nador, Tangier and Marrakesh and 6 destinations in 4 countries from Alexandria.

Its main base is Sharjah International Airport. What distinguishes Air Arabia from many low cost carriers is that it offers connections to many flights at its base in Sharjah. Air Arabia also has focus cities in Alexandria and Casablanca.[1] Air Arabia is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization.

Job Description
The purpose of this role is to assist the Head of Legal to ensure protection of the Company’s legal and contractual rights at all times and to provide the required level of professionalism and confidentiality so as to maintain a quality image of Air Arabia both externally and internally.

Job Requirements:

  •     Four- five years at multinational organization/ law firm.
  •     Minimum 3 years’ experience in IP.
  •     Strong legal analytical skills.
  •     Understanding of customers (various departments) stated needs.

Job Duties:
  •     Support all business areas and functions in relation to their legal risks and issues and provide services to achieve their business and functional objectives.
  •     Assist the Head of legal to ensure that the company has effective legal and regulatory risk control frameworks and processes in accordance with Air Arabia Group standards.
  •     Acts as an ambassador in delivering against the legal function objectives within the scope of their role.
  •     Positively adapts to change and adjusts approach to provide solutions.
  •     Develops thorough commercial recommendation.
  •     Develops strong networks across the organization to get things done.
  •     Offers insightful service provision in response to business issues.
  •     Has a clear logical approach to the issues and provides easy to follow commercial advice.
  •     Strong written and spoken English/Arabic languages including legal terminology.
  •     Ability to work with figures confidently and to construct and use excel spreadsheets confidently.
  •     Lawyer qualified to practice in Arab countries.
  •     Drafting different contracts /agreements.
  •     Assist the head of departments to manage the legal risk by providing accurate legal advise.
  •     Preparing and filing government reports
  •     Drafting legal documents
  •     Reviewing new business relationships with vendors and subcontractors
  •     Guiding managers on regulatory and compliance matters
  •     Analyzing legal issues relating to proposed products
  •     Representing the corporation before administrative boards.
  •     Providing supervision to outside lawyers hired to assist the corporation with their specialized legal services
  •     Structuring joint enterprises with other organizations and drafting all relating contracts/Agreements.

Deadline Date: 13/02/2014

How to Apply:
Interested candidates may apply for the position by sending a copy of their updated resume to: