Legal & Compliance Manager

Last Updated: 25th June 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Arab Emirates



Phone Number


Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Arabic, English


Legal professional with 12 years’ experience in Litigation, Corporate, Intellectual Properties and Trademarks, Commercial Contracts, Legal Drafting and Corporate Governance Practices.


Faculty of Law

   Sep 2003
— Jun 2018


Gyma Food Industries (Bayara)
Legal Compliance Manager

   Jul 2017
— Current

 Ensure the Company adheres to legal standards and in-house policies by enforcing regulations in all aspects and levels of business as well as provide guidance on compliance matters to prevent improper, unethical or illegal conduct;
 Preserve the Company’s integrity by making sure it stays on a lawful and ethical course;
 Revise procedures, reports etc. periodically to identify hidden risks or non-conformity issues;
 Draft, modify and implement Company’s policies. Implemented Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption and Anti Money Laundering Policies, Leadership Values and Principles, Code of Conduct and Business Code of Ethics;
 Collaborate with the Company’s departments and its subsidiaries to monitor enforcement of applicable laws, standards and regulations;
 Assess the business’s future ventures and strategic expansion’s plans to identify possible compliance risks;
 Handling the Company’s litigation matters;
 Ensuring that the Company, management and employees are in compliance with applicable rules and regulations, that Company policies and procedures are being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets the Company’s standards of conduct;
 Prepare risk assessments and legal reports for Head of Departments and the Board of Managers in evaluating legal risks before conducting new businesses or ventures;
 Drafting, reviewing, approving and recording the Company’s agreements, contracts and legal documents;
 Handling all the legal matters related to the Company or its subsidiaries. Assisting the Company in various legal issues related to intellectual properties, litigation, corporate governance and corporate structures and advising the Company regarding all related and applicable laws in UAE, Egypt and GCC countries.
 Formulating and designing all types of agreements i.e. Distribution, Joint Ventures, Loan Agreements, Trademark Sublicenses, Share Purchase, Retail, Supply, Sales Commission, etc.

Corporate Associate

   Feb 2016
— May 2017

 Formulated, designed and checked-up all types of contracts and agreements including Commercial Deals, Memorandums of Understanding – Non-Disclosure Agreements – Employment Contracts – Distribution Agreements – Joint Venture Agreements – Tenancy Contracts – Letters of Intent – Share Purchase Agreements – Retail Contracts – Suppliers Agreements;
 Followed up the Company’s trademarks applications & registrations in the Middle East and Asia;
 Conducted research on relevant laws, regulations, and legal articles;
 Drafted and negotiated corporate/M&A contracts, as well as equity and company structure documentation;
 Performed legal due diligences, risk assessments and legal presentations.

Al Maarif Advocates and Legal Consultants

   Jan 2014
— Dec 2015

 Kept cases organized by establishing and organizing files; monitoring calendars; meeting deadlines; documenting actions; inputting information into file database and case management software.
 Helped in developing cases by maintaining contact with people involved in the case, keeping clients informed by maintaining contact and communicating case progress.
 Drafted complaints, supported case preparation by preparing case summaries and materials for mediation conferences; preparing pleadings; monitoring and obtaining discovery responses; organizing materials for team case review.
 Enhanced trial proceedings by organizing evidence; preparing exhibits; scheduling witnesses; ensuring that witnesses are ready when needed; taking courtroom notes.
 Interfaced with several government bodies; Dubai Courts, Federal Courts, Rental Dispute Committees and police stations all over the UAE in following up criminal complaints.

Chief of the Bar of Association Law Firm
Civil & Commercial Lawyer

   Jul 2007
— Dec 2013

 Advised clients concerning claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations;
 Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations, analyzed the probable outcomes of cases by using knowledge of legal precedents;
 Presented and summarized cases to judges;
 Evaluated findings and developed strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases;
 Gathered evidences to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case;
 Represented clients in front of civil and commercial courts and before government authorities.

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