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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Corporate & Commercial

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    Mark Anderson

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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We have been exclusively retained to represent a UAE Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), in their need for a new Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. The SWF owns the asset entirely (as well as many others in their portfolio) in the field of energy, oil and gas. Operating across integrated streams, their operations concentrate on the Middle East and Africa.

ROLE: Reporting the CEO, you'll head legal and compliance work, managing a small team, handling day to day operational issues, larger projects and investment deals, as well as leading meetings and reporting up to the SWF parent company.

CANDIDATE: There are some key criteria for the role:

- Ideal candidates will have trained and qualified (or have experience of working for) a top international law firm.
- It's essential that you have experience of working in a leading global, international environment (whether it be law firm or in-house).
- You're going to need to be either an oil and gas lawyer, or have worked in-house within a related and comparable energy, projects or heavy industry.
- Experience working with or for a IOC / NOC is going to be hugely valuable, especially if that has been in the Middle East.
- In order to fulfil the seniority of the role, you'll need 15+ PQE.
- Whilst Middle East experience is not mandatory, it's going to have significant sway in what will be a very competitive selection process.

These kinds of C-Suite roles are very rare, do get in touch to discuss and receive a full and detailed job description.

REF: PR/212087

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