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VAC1493-Senior Legal Counsel

Full-Time Job Apply Method - External site
Posted Date - October 06, 2020 Expiry Date - N/A
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Job Description
  • The \"Senior Legal Counsel\" role provides senior level legal support to internal business units of the twofour54 organization; with a focus on the real estate leasing operations, development matters and support on construction and development projects, all within the boundaries of applicable laws and regulations as well as in line with accepted legal and international best practices in the media, corporate and real estate spheres.

    • Working with and advising Directors, Heads of Department and other members of the business units on the legal requirements of their departments and individual projects.

    • Managing external support providers such as law firms, external legal consultants and corporate investigation companies.

    • Mentoring and managing junior legal staff in their career development along with the other managers to ensure they are exposed to a variety of situations to improve their drafting, negotiation, analytical and problem-solving abilities.

    • Leading on all legal and project management aspects of twofour54’s real estate (leasing, operational and development) and construction matters..

    • Providing general senior-level legal support to the business, with support from Legal Director and the legal team when required.

    • Assisting Legal Director and other legal team members with any transactions assigned as and when required by Legal Director.

    • Leading on and negotiating transactions for departments, including preparing drafts of the documentation and finalizing the same, effecting completion and being the first point of contact for internal clients and counterparties.

    • Providing legal support for specifically allocated departments, with a focus on the Real Estate leasing, operational and development matters.

    • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of commercial and corporate agreements.

    • Attending internal and external meetings relating to various legal issues both within and outside of the UAE as required.

    • Maintaining a legal database of work product, including electronic storage of emails and documents.

    • Continuing to provide legal support to twofour54 across all departments assigned and other departments as and when required by internal clients.

    • General regulatory support such as companies/licensing queries, freelancer issues, Federal/Emirate stakeholder engagement and regulatory review.

    • Advising all internal departments and business units to ensure compliance with twofour54’s policies and procedures as well as the Media Zone Authority and UAE legal and regulatory frameworks.

    • Ensuring internal governance procedures are followed for sign-off in respect of legal documents and board approvals where relevant.

    • Support departments with queries on internal governance processes and procedures as required.

    • Assessing, evaluating and advising on legal risks in various transactions with the objective of appropriately managing risks to the business


About twofour54 Abu Dhabi
Named after the geographical co-ordinates of Abu Dhabi (24° North, 54° East), twofour54 is a tax-free media zone located at the heart of one of the fastest growing media markets in the world. It offers attractive economic benefits for companies, such as an easy licensing and business set-up services, plus 100% foreign company ownership in a stable, tax-free environment.

A place where some of the biggest names in the industry call home, including CNN, Fox, Sky News Arabia, Ubisoft, and Cartoon Network, it is and the perfect location for your business, big or small, to thrive and prosper.

twofour54 is operated under the ownership of Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi, a government entity. For more information, visit
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