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The Legal Department of Port of Duqm Company SAOC has an in-house vacancy for a qualified corporate/commercial lawyer.  The lawyer will join a small team comprised of the Senior Legal Counsel (to whom he/she will report) and a department secretary.  As such, the new joiner will be expected to be a self-starter, having enough experience and confidence to require minimal supervision from the line manager.  Note that the successful candidate will be located in Muscat for the upcoming two to three years, but would potentially be asked to relocate to Duqm in the Al Wusta region thereafter.

Job Reference: Legal/2017/001 Closing Date: 2017-08-20

Roles & Responsibilities:

·         Consult on and handle all corporate legal processes (e.g. arrange board meetings and annual general meetings, preparing minutes of such meetings, review and draft corporate templates, establish corporate strategy regarding a proposed business transaction, draft foundational documents for establishment of various types of companies, regulatory and compliance issues)

·         Communicate with and direct outside litigation lawyers

·         Research, anticipate and guard company against legal risks

·         Guide colleagues and ensure compliance with laws, rules and regulations

·         Structure and draft reports (e.g. prepare and submit to line manager and CEO monthly reports on status of matters handled by Legal Department and on new laws and regulations relevant to the business activities of the company)

·         Represent company at ministries and other governmental agencies

·         Draft and administer all types of commercial contracts

·         Negotiate deals, attend client meetings and draft complex transactional legal documents from NDA’s to definitive agreements

·         Any other tasks as assigned by the line management

Required Skills, Experience & Qualification:

·         Proven background on corporate law

·         Excellent negotiation, communication and drafting skills

·         Analytical ability and strong attention to detail

·         Current license to practice law

·         Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written

·         At least four (4) years relevant post-graduation experience

·         Excellent knowledge of GCC laws and regulations, especially as pertaining to commercial companies, foreign investment, civil code, commercial law, etc

·         Legal experience in maritime shipping or commercial ports would be advantageous

·         Legal education and/or experience in a Western jurisdiction would be advantageous

·         Familiarity with economic zones and/or duty free zones would be advantageous