Legal & Compliance Manager
Last Updated: 25th June 2018 (over 4 years ago)
Faculty of Law
— Jun 2018
Legal Compliance Manager
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.
— May 2017
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.
— Dec 2015
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.
Civil & Commercial Lawyer
— Dec 2013
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.