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Manager- Legal and Compliance : RMN/539/18-19

Keywords / Skills : Legal, Documentation

5 - 10 years
Posted: 2018-10-09

Law Officer
Posted On
9th Oct 2018
Job Description

Designation Manager – Legal & Compliance (TBA)

Department : Management

Grade: 5B

Reports to: Director - Finance

Purpose of the Job

To advise and support the board in:

1. Setting up and ensuring legal compliance of the Directors BVI interests, Retail Operations and Investments

2. Structuring and setting up offshore and onshore companies and investments

3. Evaluating and ensuring legal structure and compliance of existing retail companies and investments

4. Keeping accurate and updated records

Key Accountabilities


Focus on continuous improvement in terms of legal practices ensuring maximum benefit to the stakeholders


Interacting with Tax Lawyers for assessments

Evaluating and structuring existing and upcoming contracts


• Providing support and assisting Senior Management in managing the corporate documentation, drafting and vetting of Contracts/ Agreements, legal transactions and mitigating legal risk.

• Taking care of Senior Management's Taxation and drafting wills

• Identifying and driving development of legal strategies for business; managing internal client expectations to balance requirements and competing priorities; providing useful legal advice and alternative solutions

• Advising the Directors’ on changing legal and statutory norms across geographies

• Spearheading complete GCC and managing contracts for Middle East Region & Saudi Arabia

• Negotiating drafting and vetting Franchise Agreements Distributions Agreements, Sale and Purchase Agreement, Supplier Agreement, Manufacturing Agreement, Retailer Agreement, License Agreement

• Interacting with local law firms, counsels, governmental and regulatory authorities and business teams in GCC region.

• Ensuring legal compliance across the Directors personal affairs as well in corporate operations

• Engaging in periodical legal audits of existing contracts and operations

• Undertake regular analysis to help identify legal risks and to safeguard against them

• Optimising the set-up of Directors’ companies, trusts etc with proper legal compliance and structure

• Evaluating and optimising the operations of current companies and corporate investments with proper legal compliance and structure

• Maintaining up to date records

Communication & Interface

Stakeholder Frequency

Internal Finance Director Daily

Board of Directors As Required

Chief Finance Officer As Required

Department Heads As Required

External Tax Consultants As Required

Advocates As Required

Government Officials As Required

Banks As Required

Other Investment firms As Required

Qualification and Experience

Education and Certification

• Bachelor’s Degree in Law/ Master in Law (LLB/LLM

• Additional Certification in contracts would be desirable.

Knowledge and Skills

• Sound knowledge of corporate laws with mind set to keep abreast of changes in Iaws.

• Expertise in BVI laws and investments

• Expertise in setting up trusts, ensuring Compliance, Drafting contracts, wills etc.

• Have an eye for detail, ability to independently draft agreements.

• Ability to network and have good inter-personal skills

• Commercially savvy to understand impact of legal decisions on Business and to find solutions

• Ability to work as an individual contributor with quick turnaround time.

• Ability to deliver under pressure and engage in several projects simultaneously/ multiskilling.

• Ability to cope with high levels of responsibility and with confidential matters.


• 5 – 8 years of experience working in similar roles

• Experience working in the retail industry in the GCC is an added advantage


Type Title Level

Core Customer focused Proficient

Passion for excellence Advanced

Teamwork Proficient

Communication and transparency Advanced

Leadership Inspiring and developing people Proficient

Strategic orientation Advanced

Influencing and persuading Advanced

Decision making Proficient

Key Skill(s)

About Company

We at Vitasta Consulting Pvt. Ltd are servicing the talent acquisition needs for many national and international clients across various domains.
We have been helping find a large number of our clients quite a few leaders, functional experts as also emerging precocious talent since 1997.
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