27 Nov 2013

Full-Time Legal Counsel (Finance and M&A) | Group Legal

Al Futtaim Group – Posted by adminDubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job Description

About the Business::

Established in the 1930’s, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940’s and 50’s saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Group’s continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery. About the role:: We are currently looking for a Legal Counsel (Finance and M&A) to join our Group Legal team. Working directly with General Manager Legal (Finance and M&A) this position requires ability to interact professionally with senior executives external parties on a regular basis, and to maintain high degree of confidentiality.

As a Legal Counsel, your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

* Supporting the GM of Legal in all finance and M&A legal work for the Al Futtaim Group

* Supporting the Group Treasury team in reviewing and negotiating all short and long-term loans, syndicated loans, trade finance facilities, working capital facilities, associated securities documentation review (corporate guarantees, pledges, commercial mortgages)

* Supporting the investment team in M&A work for the Group, including conducting due diligence, review and negotiation of letters of intent, share purchase agreements, confidentiality agreements

* Supporting the Group Fund team in all legal aspects related to its development or management of investments including review and negotiation of MOUs, JV agreements, shareholders agreements, related finance-requirements, development management agreements and investment management agreements

* Reviewing derivatives documentation for FX hedging, retail banking documentation including merchant POS agreements and cash transport arrangements for retail teams.


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Job Categories: Accounting & Finance. Job Types: Full-Time.

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