Workers in Lebanon

Senior Legal Counsel

  • Location:

    Baghdad

  • Sector:

    FMCG

  • Contact:

    Omid Miri

  • Job ref:

    3265

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2023-02-16

mselect is looking to hire a Senior Legal Counsel for an FMCG client in Baghdad. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and be fluent in English and Arabic.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the legal manager by organize and manage the work of the legal department of the company (hereinafter "department")
  • Provide legal support for the company's activities and clarification of the current legislation and the procedure for its application to the structural divisions of the company under the supervision of the legal manager
  • Support the legal manager in organizing the preparation of inferences on legal issues arising in the company's activities
  • Ensure the preparation and transfer of necessary materials to judicial and arbitration bodies and take measures to compensate for the damage caused to the company  under the supervision of the legal manager
  • Represent the interests of the company in court, arbitration court, as well as in state and public organizations when considering legal issues
  • Draft, review, revise and negotiate and lead the work on all types of commercial contracts, and other legal documents.
  • Participate in the preparation, conclusion of collective agreements, development and implementation of measures to strengthen labour discipline, regulation of social and labour relations in the company
  • Build capability and provide specialized training or coaching to the country operations in the area of expertise whilst acting as local ethics officer, give ethics trainings and ensure compliance with group policies carry out all processes regarding ethics complaints
  • Support the legal manger to act as corporate secretary, convene general assembly meetings, keep corporate books and records

Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree/ University degree of higher juridical education
  • 5+ years of relevant experience preferably combined with legal consultancy & counselling services and inhouse company
  • Knowledge of legislative acts regulating the financial and economic activities of the company
  • Proficiency both in English digital literacy and Arabic language
  • Managerial and/or other functions experience is plus
  • Ability to lead and manage cross-function teams, upper management and corporate
  • Strong initiative, as well as excellent management and leadership skills and strong business acumen
  • Good knowledge of company management systems
  • Literate of MS office applications


*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.