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Senior Legal Counsel

Company Name: Allianz
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 6+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Summary :
The Senior Legal Counsel will support our growing Health businesses in in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) Region and beyond. As SLC you provide legal guidance, advice and recommendations for action to the Senior management and different functions within the company regarding legal risks, mainly regarding local and international regulations in the healthcare industry in MEA.  Working closely with the Head of the function and the Global Head of Legal, you will be responsible to provide pragmatic You will collaborate with, commercially-based, solution-driven legal advise and assistance to Nextcare business and management teams across the Region and its divisions, as well as ensure proper protection of the company’s interest at all times.
Main Tasks:
Act as Lead legal advisor for new market entries, global new business projects and regulatory projects in MEA;
Represent Legal at cross-company projects
Manage applications for new and renewals of licenses in MEA region
Develop and maintain a framework and standards to ensure effective legal support on MEA governance
Manage relationships with international external counsel on complex legal briefs and taking responsibility for external legal budget;
Responsible for ensuring quality management of contract templates for projects in MEA (NDAs, MOUs, JV, M&A, employment, Service contracts and other agreements with external parties);
Review of policies documents in line with local regulations in MEA (e.g. document retention, Legal documents storage, Antitrust, Dawn Raids); Health product development advice (legal and regulatory) regulations in MEA;
Conduct research & provide advice on recently enacted laws & regulations and sub-regulatory guidance, insurance supervisory, licensing, health insurance laws, outsourcing and data protection rules in the jurisdictions  in which Allianz Partners have presence or operates in MEA, as well as determining business impacts and working with the business to devise and implement solutions;
in liaison with the General Counsel, Represent the department as required and Lead strategic negotiations with international partners and companies in MEA to ensure optimum legal structure and to negotiate and finalize agreements while ensuring Allianz/Nextcare is contractually protected in its arrangements.
Cooperate with the members of the legal department
Pro-actively create and maintain awareness of employees for (compliance with) relevant laws and regulations
Coordinate litigation with external counsels as needed

Minimum Requirments: 
•Qualified Lawyer with minimum 6 years PQE.
•Experience in Insurance/ TPA is essential. Preferable Mix of professional experience as in-house counsel of strong regional legal experience in a broad spectrum of areas including (corporate law, intellectual property, commercial, Labor Law, insurance ) and legal counsel in a top tier law firm with international clients or other relevant private or public practice.
•Bilingual communication skills (Arabic + English); Excellent English written is required. French is a plus
•Legally permitted to work in the country of operations.
•Fluency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and general internet navigation and research skills