Senior Legal Counsel

Website Careem

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced, commercially-minded Senior Legal Counsel who will have oversight and responsibility for legal matters relating to our Careem Technologies business in Saudi Arabia.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Litigation management: providing initial advice and collaborating (where required) with external law firms to manage litigation and legal disputes involving the organisation, initiating appropriate enforcement actions when necessary.
  • Ethics and Values: Promoting ethical and compliant conduct in line with Careem’s policies and values.
  • Intellectual property Protection: Advising, in conjunction with legal team specialist, on the protection of Careem’s intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
  • Labour and Employment Law: Liaising with legal team specialist to handle legal matters related to employment contracts, terminations, discrimination claims, and other labour-related issues
  • Corporate Governance: Assisting with corporate governance matters for relevant business units, including advising on documentation for board meetings, corporate filings and compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Data Privacy and Security: Liaising with legal team specialist to manage compliance with data privacy laws and regulation.
  • Contract Review and Negotiation: Conduct commercial contract reviews – including drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements with partners, vendors, landlords, suppliers and other business partners to promote and protect Careem’s interests. Manage interactions with external counsel, where necessary, and communicate outcomes effectively to the business.
  • Risk Management: Identifying potential legal risks and liabilities faced by Careem and developing strategies in consultation with the team lead to minimize those risks.
  • Legal updates: keeping abreast of changes in relevant laws and industry trends to ensure that our operations and strategy remains current and compliant.

Job Requirements:

  • Strong experience of contract analysis, review and drafting.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex legal matters to non-legal stakeholders clearly.
  • Comfortable in working with shifting priorities, ambiguity and fast-paced environments.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic (both oral and written)
  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience post qualification.

Job Details:

Company: Careem

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, UAE

Application Deadline: N/A

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