Legal Counsel Abbott Laboratories Dubai

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • 12000-25000 AED / Month

Abbott Laboratories

The Legal Counsel for the Middle East Region is charged with supporting and at times managing legal matters for all Abbott businesses operating in the Middle East including the Gulf states and Levant markets. He/She will be based in Dubai, UAE and will report to the Senior Legal Counsel – Middle East.

Responsibilities of Legal Counsel

  • Provide legal advice to management on a wide range of matters, with a focus on business-oriented solutions.
  • Managing the negotiation and preparation of an extensive range of agreements, as well as compliance with laws and supervision of all external legal professionals in the region.
  • Manages the legal support for the Middle East region for Abbott’s commercial businesses.
  • Responsibility for all legal services within the region and the direct management of multiple country level legal organizations.
  • Provide legal support for key commercial projects in the region including localization projects.
  • Effectively manage legal budgets and legal expenditure on external counsel.
  • Supports the business in the achievement of business objectives by communicating advice of the Legal Department and managing legal risks.
  • Identifies training needs and assists in development and presentation of training and education regarding legal requirements and developments.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of and familiarity with: Abbott business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers, and competitors and uses this knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to Abbott’s businesses.
  • Understands the needs and expectations of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Initiates, maintains and tactfully influences relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Possesses sufficiently broad perspective about functional area, business needs, trends and risks to assist in developing strategies related to functional area or business.

Qualifications & Experience

Following are the requirements for the role of Legal Counsel at Abbott:

  • Law degree, Bar Qualification or local equivalent.
  • 6+ years of relevant experience.
  • Solid experience in litigation, corporate/commercial law & agreements (with national and cross-border contracts).
  • Commercial legal experience in the Middle East region.

Understanding & Skills

  • Healthcare regulatory law
  • General understanding/experience in Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks)
  • Administrative Law, incl. pharmaceutical/drug laws, insurance/reimbursement laws
  • Public Tender Law
  • National and applicable international antitrust and competition law (specifically re: parallel trade, technology transfer, research & development)
  • General Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law/Anti-bribery Law
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • Government Investigations
  • Regulated Devices
  • Expert in practice area with demonstration of strong leadership skills
  • Arabic language skills (spoken and written) would be a bonus

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