Senior Legal Counsel – Ooredoo

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Legal & Contracts
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : November 2, 2021
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Description

Purpose:

This role is responsible for ensuring the company’s interests are safeguarded at all times by advising the company on issues relating to contracts from drafting through to commercial risk limitation, and in addition to represent the company in all matters relating to contract implementation

Functional Context:

The Legal & Regulatory function is responsible for providing legal & regulatory advice, support & counselling on all legal & regulatory matters to a range of internal customers across the organisation. The General Council division provides advice and support on all issues related to litigation as they relate to Ooredoo and its businesses. This role has responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the company are safe from litigation or to undertake litigation actions to safeguard its interests. As the company has a broad range of companies within the group this is a significant undertaking.

ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

• Provides legal support to all areas of Ooredoo’s business in respect of contractual matters.

• Drafts all contracts ensuring that contracts meet with all international/regulatory/ governmental/commercial standards, safeguard the company’s interests, limit the risk potential and protect it from litigation.

• Resolves any issues related to contractual issues as may arise from the business. • Maintains records of all contracts within the business, in order that they are all captured, tracked and appropriately reviewed as required by the business.

• Reviews draft legal contracts submitted by Business Units for services provided to Ooredoo to ensure they are in the companies interests and the companies interests are safeguarded at all times.

• Represents the company from a legal perspective in negotiating legal terms for contracts and advising the business on the implementation of contracts and the potential risks to look out for.

• Provides advice to Contracts Section for all contract/tender process etc. to ensure compliance with the company’s contractual standards.

• Provides information to the other Legal departments in cases in which the company is being pursued or is instigating actions of a contractual nature. • Liaises with all the company’s external law firms/advisors as necessary.

• Undertakes research on relevant laws of the land, new legislation, etc, and recommend any enhancements to the companies contracting processes or procedures to protect its interests.

• Provides advice to BU’s on all non-compliance or interpretation or application of contractual issues, ensuring they have the information necessary to take the appropriate corrective actions.

• Supervises the legal support team in respect of their day to day work ensuring that they are managed, developed, motivated and appraised to ensure the highest level of performance at all times.

• Acts as the main point of contact for the business with regards to any contractual matters.

Minimum Experience, Essential Knowledge & Skills

12 years of experience in a similar role.

Minimum Entry Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Regulatory Affairs or Telecom Engineering Preferred Certifications / Other Qualifications Any relevant certifications or advanced degree

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