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    Legal Assistant | Irwin & Dow

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Supporting the Head of Legal and their Legal Counsel of this dynamic and progressive healthcare solutions provider, the Legal Assistant will form an integral part of the team. Based in Dubai, the organisation operates across a vast array of international territories. Key responsibilities will be reviewing, negotiating, and amending complex legal contracts, attending meetings on behalf of the Head of Legal and taking minutes and acting in her stead when required. Full diary support to both team members and tracking, filing, and managing the corporate legal books. Extensive research capability is a must and excellent written skills are required. Our client works in countries where the legal language is English and as such, a native English speaker is required for this role. The role will require traditional legal administrative support, project planning and internal and external policy drafts, but the breadth of responsibility will go much deeper, and the individual will have the ability to develop in the role, with the full support for the Head of Legal and wider team.The team have a strong commercial legal background with great depth of experience; they are fully engaged in the business at all levels; for the right individual this role represents an exciting opportunity to be involved in international and political legal frameworks and to liaise with significant international public organizations globally.

    The successful applicant will either possess an LLB or an advanced Legal vocational qualification (e.g., ILEX) with at least four years of experience, ideally working in-house for an international service group. Law firm experience may also be considered. Exceptional interpersonal skills, including social competency and strong cross-functional communication, coupled with high energy and the ability to be engaged both inside and outside of normal business hours on occasion is required. Additionally, a strong understanding of the global and political landscape would be advantageous.

    Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

    Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

    Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

    Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates. More

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    Compliance Officer | Virtuzone

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Job Overview:As a Compliance Officer, you will be providing guidance on policies and legal requirements to ensure that the company conducts business according to the country’s federal laws.Responsibilities:- Should have complete knowledge about the existing regulatory framework in the country such as ESR, UBO, AML, CFT and others.- Must be totally aware and informed about changes in existing regulations and introduction of new regulations in the country.- Ensure that the regulatory requirements are fulfilled for the company (VZ) and its clients, i.e., whosoever engages with VZ for assistance on the same. – Preparing of internal handbooks/manuals for AML & risk assessment to have close transaction & fund movement monitoring.- Should be capable of drafting appeals to the concerned authorities for any matters or issues around the regulatory requirements.

    Desired Skills & Experience:- Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist from Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist- Attention to Detail and can maintain strict confidentiality- Team player- Excellent Communication skills. Languages known: English and Arabic (preferred)- Self-motivated

    Founded in 2009, Virtuzone’s mission is to remove the complexities of company setup in the UAE so that our clients can focus 100% on running their businesses. Whether you are a startup, a small business, or an individual simply requiring your own trade licence, with Virtuzone you won’t have to lose even a night’s sleep worrying about the red tape involved with the UAE free zone and mainland company setup process.

    That’s because we do all the heavy lifting for you. While the technical, administrative, and financial aspects of setting up a business in the UAE can seem challenging, with the right support the process is far more straightforward and affordable than you might think.

    Virtuzone provides just that type of support, and it’s what has led us to become the leading company setup specialists in Dubai and the UAE. More than 15,000 entrepreneurs have trusted us to set up their companies, and almost 90% of our clients renew their trade licence with us every year going forward. More

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    Associate General Counsel – Insurance | Robert Half

    Employment:

    Full Time

    The CompanyOur client is part of a large global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries insurance company. The successful candidate in this position will be responsible for providing regulatory advice, support and guidance to the company, its subsidiaries and affiliates on product, sales, marketing and regulatory compliance matters. The candidate will provide legal advice and counsel to all levels of company leadership.The RoleJob duties may include but are not limited to:* Legal support and guidance regarding insurance products for individual, group markets and Medicare Advantage including product contract development and benefit design* Support for product regulatory issues related to outsourced services, e.g. pharmacy, mental health and other vendor managed benefits* Review and/or draft legal documents* Manage legal matters or projects with the supervision of other more senior attorneys* Reviewing compliance policiesThe Candidate* Graduate of an accredited law school with strong academic record and five to ten years of professional experience. Such professional experience can be in-house or at a law firm and can be on behalf of insurance organizations, employers or related entities* Experience with laws and regulations regarding federal regulation of health insurance and employer group health coverage* Demonstrated ability to apply practical compliance and regulatory interpretation to health insurers and/or managed care entities* Excellent written and verbal presentation skills* Demonstrated initiative and self-starter* Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships at all levels throughout the organizationSalary and Benefits55,000 AED a month DOE

    Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide. More

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    Director of Compliance | MENA Recruit

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Working for the one of the fastest growing FinTech’s globally, who are well capitalized and backed by some of the best known venture and financial services players globally.The Role:In this role you will oversee, manage, and scale the fraud, AML and compliance functions, processes and policies. You will be responsible for developing, implementing and growing internal compliance systems and programs, while proactively assessing any potential compliance risks that the company may be exposed to. This will also be an opportunity for you to form a team of compliance professionals, serving as a leader, to help manage pressing tasks such as managing relationships with vendors, streamlining processes, and handling regulatory exams and audits. You will be working closely with the CEO, to whom you shall report, serving as a strategic partner and advisor, and therefore being a very integral part of the firm. If you enjoy working in fast-paced environments that make full use of your experience and skill, being in close contact with the senior leadership and steering the company through any problems that may arise, we would love to hear from you!Responsibilities:• Provide comprehensive oversight and ownership of company’s compliance program• Implement, develop, and grow internal compliance procedures, infrastructure, and controls, including AML/KYC/KYB/CIP, fraud and banking operations compliance programs.• Analyze organizational structure and vendor relationships to increase company efficiencies and proactively identify regulatory risks and compliance concerns to pave the way for rapid growth.• Manage all corporate compliance, such as global, state and federal regulatory exams and audits.• Manage investor due diligence reviews.• Coach, develop, and grow a team of compliance professionals.• This role will report to the CEO and serve as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to the business.

    • Experience and knowledge of emerging technologies such as self-sovereign ID/ KYC, blockchain based ID / KYC and digital currency trends and banking.• Experience in running compliance programs globally for a payment’s platform.• Adept at managing compliance audits and regulators.• Adept at building policies and procedures.About You:• Law Degree.• 5+ years’ experience in a similar role.• Required FS and startup experience.• Multi-jurisdiction experience is a plus.• Experience in working with regulators and risk mitigation.• A proven ability to execute – and not just plan.• Experience in working with financial firms and transactions.

    MENA Recruit is a boutique Executive Search and Recruitment firm focused on meeting recruitment needs from Business Services through to Partner and General Counsel level within the legal sector. This extends to in-house and private practice in multiple industries covering the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt along with a select group of tier one international firms in Australia.

    With over 20 years’ recruitment experience in London and Dubai, we have developed strong international ties in the UK, USA and APAC and have an extensive local Middle East network to draw from. We are committed to providing a bespoke service to clients and candidates. More

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    Senior Legal Consultant | Career Hunters

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Key Responsibilities Strategic:· Formulate the legal affairs department strategic plans and budgets, identifying the legal long term direction in order to support the Company’s business plans. · Identify the strategic trends in the business and new laws and regulations and ensure alignment with and implementation of best practices to set a state of the art legal advice function.· Participate in due diligence in order to assess the legal implications for mergers and acquisitions and recommend solutions. Operational:· Draft and review contracts, such as commercial, labor, financial, etc with principals, employees, financial institutions in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and protect the Company’s interests and assist in contract negotiations.· Provide legal support to the various departments/subsidiaries by assisting in and responding to queries related to legal matters, and interpreting laws related to employee relations, service level agreements, outsourcing, data protection.· Recommend and review new and updates of policies related to human resources, information technology, internal audit to ensure compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.· Represent the Company in litigation and any business proceedings in the court of law.· Review legal requirements as required by Corporate Governance and any other statutory requirements regarding the formation and operation of the Company before submission for relevant Authorities.· Possess a highly developed understanding of the business strategy and key drivers of profitability and organizes legal team resources to reflect known and anticipated priorities.· Review the arrangements for outsourced legal advice, identify opportunities for improvements and coordinate with external legal firms and practitioners.· Evaluate and advise on the impact of new regulatory actions, such new laws and regulations.· Provide factual legal analyses; write reports, assessments and recommendations to management to ensure full compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.· Issue, administer and control the Legal Department expense budget and follow up on implementation of court decisions and recovery of funds to contribute to cost effective operations.· Report periodically on the legal department and the legal advice function performance, identify areas for improvement; develop solutions and direct implementation.· Maintain knowledge of developments and trends and best practices in the area of legal advice, new laws and regulations, jurisprudence.· Build and maintain effective relationships across all levels, departments and subsidiaries.· Work as effective communicator and ambassador internally and externally.· Create clarity and understanding in highly complex or urgent/crisis situations.· Participate in risk management and mitigation at the highest level in the business with a particular emphasis on legal, regulatory compliance and reputational risk.People Management:· Prepare the manpower budget pertaining to required staffing levels, training and development, internal mobility and succession.· Identify objectives and KPIs, review the performance and potential of staff and make/approve decisions relating to appointment and termination, promotions and salary adjustments, disciplinary action, succession planning and development plans.· Ensure increasing levels of employee satisfaction and improve the efficiency of manpower.· Make requisite attempts to handle all grievances raised by subordinates in a prompt and effective manner.· Builds knowledge across teams, acquiring and sharing business critical information and leads on a range of briefing.Others:· Prepare periodic and ad hoc reports and presentations. · Document and maintain records of activities and process workflows.· Adhere to the Company’s policies and health and safety regulations. · Perform other duties as requested by management.

    Candidate Profile1. Requirement opens for Kuwaitis nationals.2. Education: Bachelor’s in Law, Masters in International Business is a plus.3. Expertise in Private sector Labor Law of Kuwait.4. Should have good understanding of Corporate Governance & Crisis Management.5. Min. 18-20 years of experience. 6. Must be fluent in English.7. Good computer skills.

    Career Hunters, is an executive placement and recruiting firm working closely with our client corporations to provide the best talent in today’s competitive marketplace. We work to place executives who wish to improve their career direction or seek more lucrative opportunities in today’s competitive world.

    Since our staff is comprised of business executives who have worked or consulted with major corporations, we are able to relate to the decisions, issues and problems faced daily by both corporations and job seekers. We are happy to apply our considerable experience and expertise to your recruiting and job search needs.

    We specialize in analyzing the job description given to us by the company, detailed study on the physical and mental characteristics of an employee and the qualities and attitude which the employee must possess. More

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    Inhouse Legal Counsel / Corporate Lawyer | ACC International

    Employment:

    Full Time

    ? Manage claims both offensive and defensive by analyzing the contract and setting up the strategy in order to optimize the business position.? Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labor law, partnerships, international ventures, corporate finance etc.).? Collaborate with management to develop efficient defense strategies.? Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance.? Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.? Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues.? Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.).? Ensure correct commercial contractual engagement of subcontractors and suppliers.? Provide front-end advice on contracts.? Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights.? Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces.? Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization.? Manage litigation cases and disputes in collaboration with external advisors (experts, claims consultants, …) and law firms.? Prepare the appropriate legal documents for trial or court proceedings and review expert reports.? Analyze the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents.? Manage external law firm and monitor and report external legal costs.? Support subsidiaries with advice and legal topics.? Prepare Request for Proposals for execution of projects by the business unit or its subsidiaries.? Review of tender documentation and risks allocation at bid stage.? Attend tender handover meetings and deliver pre-start meetings to the site team.? Issue and follow-up on Request for Proposals for advisory services (legal, financial and technical).

    ? Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation.? Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies.? High degree of professional ethics and integrity.? Outstanding drafting and oral communication skills.? Highly analytical with a strong attention to detail.? BSc Degree in Law or J.D. Degree.? M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution and fluency in Arabic will be considered an advantage.

    We are a company based in UAE. More

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    Vice President, Financial Crime Compliance | Charterhouse

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Charterhouse are currently mandated on a search for a leading financial services client, whom are looking to recruit a Manager, at a Vice President (VP) grade, to join their Financial Crime Group (FCG) team. This position acts as a key stakeholder with oversight, review and advisory responsibility across the first line of defence, within the compliance function, whilst developing and rolling-out the regulatory requirements linking to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime. This FCG Manager will be a key relationship manager with stakeholders across the front-office/business units along with acting, within an advisory and commercial support capacity, in the development of client services, coverage-checking and compliance excellence. At the core of this role, will be the responsibility to manage and develop a team across the functional disciplines of Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF), Anti Bribery and Corruption, Gifts & Entertainment (G&E) and Sanctions. This management role will also require the roll out and refinement of quality assurance planning and audit reviews; to ensure that policies are implemented and allocated across the relevant teams. In conjunction, this role shall also act, within a monitoring capacity, to educate upon regulatory change and how it impacts the compliance processes internally.

    The client will look to recruit an experienced and seasoned compliance and middle-office professional; whom is able to demonstrate a strong and in depth knowledge of financial crime related compliance disciplines under the DFSA framework. In conjunction, the candidate will be required to have exposure and understanding of corporate banking platforms and services, whilst being able to support front-office activities and business proposals, from a compliance angle. This VP level role shall also demand a candidate whom is able to manage a sizable team, of Analysts and Associates, whilst developing succession planning and staff development objectives. The client will look to recruit a candidate already based within the UAE, with a capability and desire, to work in an international operation within a challenging yet rewarding scheme and environment.

    The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

    Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. More

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    Banking Lawyer | MENA Recruit

    Employment:

    Contract

    Here is a splendid role for the banking lawyers out there to work in-house at a leading Bank.- Contract role for 3-6 months in Dubai but some remote possible- Mix of finance, wealth management and some consumer finance work- Ideally looking for a 5-8+ PQE qualified lawyer with UAE banking experience

    – Law degree- Minimum 5 years’ experience as a lawyer in banking and finance- Must be available immediately- Fluent English- Excellent communication skills- Open to a remote worker who can do Dubai hours or be based in Dubai

    MENA Recruit is a boutique Executive Search and Recruitment firm focused on meeting recruitment needs from Business Services through to Partner and General Counsel level within the legal sector. This extends to in-house and private practice in multiple industries covering the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt along with a select group of tier one international firms in Australia.

    With over 20 years’ recruitment experience in London and Dubai, we have developed strong international ties in the UK, USA and APAC and have an extensive local Middle East network to draw from. We are committed to providing a bespoke service to clients and candidates. More