Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Manager

Lawyer with Office of the General Counsel - Manager

5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description & Summary A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm's legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counselling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law. You'll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firm's client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees.

As part of our team, you'll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents. You'll focus on drafting contracts or legal agreements, retaining files of prepared legal documents, and coordinating requests between internal and external counsel.
  • Adheres to the OGC Budget Customers Support Senior OGC members, ME Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and ME General Counsel (GC) litigation, and corporate, commercial and regulatory Qatar matters.
  • Provide advice and support in relation to Qatar regulatory matters, including providing interpretations of law and regulation to engagement teams to help them understand how regulations apply to the firm and to client engagements.
  • Provide support on commercial and transactional matters.
  • Provide support on significant litigation matters, by assisting with the internal investigations required in relation to litigation matters, and supporting in reviewing pleadings and filings, and working with technical experts.
  • Provide advice and support in dealing with liquidators and bankruptcy situations involving clients or ex-clients.
  • Provide updates to and work closely with Global firm R&Q and Global OGC teams as well as PwC UK OGC, on significant adverse matters.
  • Provide advice to engagement teams and LoS R&Q teams on all legal related areas of risk during an engagement lifecycle.
  • Liaise with other R&Q functions such as Independence, Compliance, AML etc for specialist advice.
  • Build relationships with the relevant LoS R&Q Leader, other R&Q Leaders, and LoS / IFS Partners and engagement teams.
  • Meet with the allocated LoS R&Q / IFS Leader to discuss key findings, areas of concerns and / or gather feedback.
  • Consult and escalate to the LoS R&Q Leader / OGC ME General Counsel as necessary.

Internal Process
  • Assist with producing guidance and templates, and assist with updating policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Provide support and lead on sensitive regulatory matters.
  • Assist with reviewing and redesigning processes if needed.
  • Provide support to OGC projects as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant PwC Network standards, policies, and procedures.

Learning & Growth
  • Meet with relevant business stakeholders and LoS R&Q Partners regularly to ensure optimal relationships.
  • Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and team members.
  • Contribute to an environment of teamwork within the R&Q team.
  • Act as a key resource and liaise with other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships.

  • A professional or academic qualification (degree level or equivalent), or extensive relevant and practical experience
  • Qualified lawyer

  • Strong English (Arabic preferred but not necessary)

Overall Experience
  • 5+ years of relevant experience

Specific Experience
  • Relevant legal experience in the Professional Services industry in a top tier firm, relevant experience at a top law firm, or relevant experience at a regulator required.
  • Prior people management and teamwork experience

Knowledge and Skills
  • Deep understanding of the legal environment across the region Deep legal, regulatory and litigation knowledge
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong networking and capacity to build strong connections with Global, EMEA, external legal counsels, UK and other R&Q LoS communities
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Risk averse/risk management skills
  • Process oriented and strong internal control skills
  • Ability to develop and implement procedures, controls and policies for functional areas of responsibility
  • Organization skills and eye for detail
  • Time management skills and proactivity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ethical conduct

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)Degrees/Field of Study required:Degrees/Field of Study preferred:
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Travel RequirementsNot Specified
Available for Work Visa SponsorshipYes
Government Clearance RequiredNo

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About PwC

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We're a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

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