Overview

The internal Quality Risk Management team, under the Financial Advisory Services of Deloitte Middle East (DME) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Corporate Legal Adviser, based in our Nicosia or Limassol office.

Our Purpose

At Deloitte, every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

The Role

The successful candidate will be supporting and advising the direct client facing teams within Financial Advisory on contractual and commercial negotiations, as well as supporting practitioners on engagement risk management. The role will also involve supporting the business on jurisdictional legislation across the Middle East (including Free Zones).

This is a unique opportunity to engage in cross-border collaboration with Deloitte professionals across the Deloitte network, broadening your knowledge and building your competencies and skills.

The successful candidate’s key responsibilities include, among others:

  • Reviewing and negotiating engagement contracts, including Master Service Agreements and Framework Agreements (both Deloitte terms and client-imposed terms) including direct discussions with clients and their legal advisers
  • Reviewing of Non-Disclosure Agreements, hold harmless letters, Deloitte inter-firm agreements, sub-contractor agreements and teaming agreements
  • Reviewing of supplier/vendor contracts to support the business procurement requirements
  • Responding to legal, jurisdictional and regulatory changes, reviewing existing and developing new policies and procedures
  • Answering ad-hoc risk and legal queries
  • Developing a deep understanding of our Financial Advisory service offerings and developing a good understanding of our contractual risk tolerances in the context of commercial negotiations
  • Working as a business partner, developing practical commercial solutions for Deloitte’s business and client service teams – enabling them to provide excellent client service while managing Deloitte’s risk
  • Supporting the Quality and Risk Management team in its advice to Deloitte’s senior management and practitioners on general legal and risk management issues, based on an understanding and appreciation of the key business risks
  • Assisting with legal policy changes (including changes to Deloitte standard terms and conditions as and when necessary)
  • Work, including independently, within an environment where requirements change frequently and therefore this role is also likely to change and expand with time
  • Maintaining the library of Deloitte’s contractual templates
  • Maintaining policies and procedures
  • Drafting, implementing and maintaining standard contracting procedures and processes
  • Building a network throughout the risk functions across the member firms

Requirements

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact
  • Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent
  • Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track
  • Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business

Experience, qualifications & skills

  • Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate degree from a reputable University in Law or related disciplines
  • We will consider candidates who are qualified lawyers or paralegals, with 5+ years experience in negotiating commercial contracts, ideally in a professional services organisation or a risk/compliance/regulatory environment
  • Experience of international and Middle East jurisdictional laws (including data protection laws) would be considered an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload effectively and to be responsive
  • Experience of dealing with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Strong time management skills with ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure with a flexible approach
  • Excellent attention to detail with a commitment to finishing tasks to the highest standards
  • Ability to quickly assess the risk areas and recommend ways of mitigating or managing them
  • Analytical skills – ability to use judgment, analyse facts and draw logical conclusions
  • Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of Arabic language is preferable
  • Good level of technical proficiency and computer literacy particularly with spreadsheets (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Provident Fund
  • Medical coverage and life insurance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free parking
  • Continuous development

Why Deloitte?

  • Be the true you! We foster diversity and inclusion and encourage you to bring your authentic self to work. Explore, question and collaborate while building a career that inspires and energises you.
  • Never stop growing! Diversity of thought makes us stronger. At Deloitte, we tailor a personalized learning experience, offering you the opportunity to grow at your own pace and achieve maximum impact.
  • We practice what we preach! As a Purpose-led organisation, at the heart of everything we do is a set of timeless principles and unifying values.

Applications

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Interested applicants should apply through Cydeloittecareers.com selecting the specific vacancy under ‘Vacancies at Deloitte’, no later than 21 August 2022.

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