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    Lawyer - Fixed Term - Arabic Language Skills Required (12 month contract)

    Ernst & Young

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Ref. JB2053611

    Job Description

    As a Lawyer for Ernst & Young MENA your role involves devising, implementing and ensuring compliance with policies to minimise the firm’s exposure to risk and litigation by the provision of strategic and proactive advice and training to all Partners and staff of the Ernst & Young Middle East North Africa group of independent member firms.

    The successful candidate will report into and work alongside the Middle East General Counsel and provide assistance with respect to:

    (a) Reviewing, drafting, amending and negotiating Ernst & Young’s Standard Terms of Business, Confidentiality Agreements, local, regional and global Master Service Agreements, Joint Ventures and Sub-Contracts either directly with clients, their legal counsel or the other client representatives in order to ensure compliance with global policies, including but not limited to the EYG Independence Policy, Scope of Services and Engagement Agreement Global Policy.

    (b) Providing advice, guidance and training to engagement teams (from junior staff to Partners) within each of the Service Lines relating to Risk, Risk Mitigation, Local Legislation/Regulations/Professional Obligations, Negotiation Skills, General Terms & Conditions, Engagement Policies, Independence Policies and other Ernst & Young policies.

    (c) Reviewing and advising on third party contracts in the Middle East Sub-Area in relation to all aspects of the business

    (d) Corporate governance and structure of the Ernst & Young Middle East North Africa entities and their corporate development: establishing new entities and liquidating old, disposal and acquisition of businesses, transfers of businesses between entities and restructuring;

    (e) Providing advice and support in relation to:
    (i) employment law related matter;
    (ii) claims and litigation including but not limited to amicable settlements of disputes (ADR and Court proceedings in MENA including the DIFC);
    (iii) investigations and compliance with regulatory inspections, Ethics Point Complaints and
    (iv) implications of EU and US sanctions against countries in MENA.

    (f) Providing litigation support.


    Experience requirements
    3-5 years post-qualification experience
    Bilingual (Arabic/English) – able to type Arabic
    Ability to meet deadlines
    Assertive, proactive and energetic attitude
    Ability to work independently or part of a team
    Analytical Ability
    Flexibility to travel
    Knowledge of accounting practices and audit regulatory environment would be an advantage
    High proficiency in MSWord

    Who we are

    At Ernst & Young we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At Ernst & Young you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.

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