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Lawyer General Counsel – (Saudi Arabia)

Middle East SALARY: 55,000 AED - 85,000 AED PER: Month TERM: Permanent

Our client, a leading law firm in Saudi Arabia is looking for a Managing Associate to join their growing team. The General Counsel is to provide technically excellent legal advice on a range of advanced issues, whilst initiating, building and maintaining productive relationships with clients and intermediaries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be adept in the provision of technically accurate and complex guidance to a client, without the need for review by others
  • Have a broad and deep knowledge of a specialised practice area and a broad general knowledge of the law of your jurisdiction
  • Deliver CPD sessions and produce articles on area of expertise
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and business plans in conjunction with the Partner
  • Collate and maintain the billing information and ensure that WIP is billed or written off against previous billings as frequently as possible
  • Monitor the teams billing information and ensure that WIP is billed or written off against previous billings as frequently as possible
  • Actively generate business for your team and jurisdiction from both new and existing clients by effective
  • internal and external business development activities and strive to develop the Ogier brand in the marketplace
  • Ensure that any client feedback is managed appropriately
  • Having a detailed business development plan which is constantly reviewed, updated and executed
  • Contribute to recruitment decisions and the selection process
  • Deliver performance reviews for the junior members of the team as well as responsible for their on-going management
  • Be approachable and available to the team and other fee earners so they can check their understanding
  • Manage, develop and coach the team appropriately


  • Qualified Lawyer with typically 8/10+ years of PQE
  • Solid experience from a relevant law firm environment, ideally within a Magic/Silver Circle firm (or equivalent) demonstrating good, consistent performance over the last two financial years
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of professional knowledge and ability
  • Make timely and accurate decisions
  • Understand and demonstrate management and financial accounting principles
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships and be an authority in your area of expertise
  • Understanding the environment the client is operating in and meeting their needs
  • Anticipating and understanding market development that will impact your client
  • Gain awareness and understanding of peers in key client groups (internally and externally) which results in a relevant and effective network
  • Provide effective leadership, drive and motivation and project a credible image that inspires confidence
  • Adopt a positive approach to change and implement change in a way that meets organisation and individual needs whilst building a team culture that is supportive and forward-looking.
  • Must speak native Arabic and be fluent in spoken and written English - this is a must for the position. 

Salary SAR 55,000 - 85,000


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POSTED: 21 Jan 2021 JOB ID: ZCMASA00032

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