Legal Manager

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 6 days ago

JTI (Japan Tobacco International)

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Legal Manager, Middle East & Shisha International

What This Position Is About – Purpose

The Legal Manager Middle East & Shisha Int’ (ME & Shisha) will work closely with the ME & Shisha Legal Director and provide legal support on issues affecting, and policies applicable to, the JTI ME & Shisha Cluster markets. This position will act as the main point of contact for the functions, markets, and departments within the cluster, helping to assess the operating environment across the cluster and ensuring compliance of activities with current markets’ legislation/practice. This position will provide legal assistance in analyzing and revising contracts and other complex ME & Shisha business documents. Active participation in business and legal meetings, coordination with internal and external legal resources, and in-depth legal research and analysis of local laws in ME & Shisha Cluster Markets will be required.

What Will You Do – Responsibilities

Provides legal counsel, advice review, and direction on an assigned basis to various functions and members of the organization
Researches and assesses local laws in each market. Performs complex research on legal issues whether statutory or contractual and with JTI Policies and Procedures
Responsible for the review, drafting, and legal negotiation of agreements and other legal documents for the Legal Department. Works closely with the Legal Director in managing contractual issues associated with the sales, distribution, and promotion of products in ME & Shisha cluster markets
Works closely with the Legal Director in the implementation and monitoring of Competition law Policy as well as International Economic Sanctions. Responsible for the preparation of training materials for these matters, including delivering the necessary training to ME & Shisha colleagues
Acts as primary ME & Shisha Legal Department contact for outside attorney communications on assigned regulatory projects/issues. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of ME & Shisha contract management processes and procedures as well as with Departmental legal reports. Performs complex research on legal issues whether statutory or contractual and with JTI Policies and Procedures. Other duties as

Whom Are We Looking For – Requirements

Law Degree from an accredited Law School
Strong negotiation, human relations, communications skills, and cultural sensitivity as well as a results-oriented outlook are critical requirements
Fair understanding of the political environment
At least 5 years of experience in a law firm and/or multinational corporation, and demonstrated competence as a practicing attorney in international business transactions, contracts, trade, distribution, and competition/antitrust areas
Experience in regulatory, finance, and international law is also a plus

What Are The Next Steps In The Recruitment Process

Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.

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