General Counsel – Global M&A – Regional Powerhouse

  • Listed: January 19, 2018 2:52 pm
  • Company Name: Pennell Hart
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary Package: Negotiable
  • Required Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Minimum Education: Anything
  • Emirates: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
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Full-time, Permanent
There aren’t too many Dubai based General Counsel roles where the main remit is to run complex, cross-border, high value M&A deals. This is. And it’s working for a wonderful regional brand.

Bit of Background:

The holding company has gone through a bit of change, but change for the better. Following on from several major acquisitions a new group of companies has been created in order to align business moving forward. The holding company is prominent, profitable and has an envious global portfolio.

The Remit:

Reporting into the board with several major organisations, including significant teams, sitting underneath the main remit is to manage complex global transactions.

To put is simply the global spend on external counsel is too high and a big hitter is required to reduce costs and to ensure deals are favourable.

In addition, general day to day legal affairs need to be managed. Being the bridge between the business and the legal function is very important, as is ensuring the subsidiaries are providing first rate services.

Does this sound like you?

Internationally trained, although that was well over 10 years ago and your experience since is much more important. Sitting at Partner or General Counsel level for at least 5 years when probed you’d describe yourself as an M&A lawyer, although you’ve managed some infrastructure and financing deals too.

The industries you’ve working in are wide ranging and you are confident no matter where the transaction is, or what you’re purchasing, you have enough experience to effectively control it.

If you would like more information, please get in touch. There is lots to discuss.

Pennell Hart

All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence. Please note whilst we strive to provide the best service to everyone who has taken the time to show interest, due to the sheer volume of applications should your profile not match the criteria you may not be acknowledged.

Pennell Hart is a specialist international Legal Executive Search firm, placing qualified legal professionals into law firms and in-house legal teams across the Middle East. Our consultants, some of the most experienced in the region, provide intelligent and sensible recruitment advice to clients and candidates alike.

With over 50 years’ combined experience in legal recruitment around the world, we have an unrivalled track record of recruiting all levels of lawyers. The team has built up a strong network of connections and through this has been responsible for some of the most-high profile moves across the Middle East.

For more information, on our latest opportunities and the latest news, please have a look at our website

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

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