Senior Legal Counsel

Senior Legal Counsel

8-12 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.
Serving customers in over 100 countries, our research scientists and engineers continue to invent and accelerate new technologies that will increasingly transform the way people and things communicate and connect.
Nokia is an equal opportunity employer that is commited to diversity and inclusion.
At Nokia, employment decisions are made regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel - Middle East
Reports to: Head of Legal & Compliance, Middle East
Department: Legal & Compliance
Location: [[Riyadh, KSA]
About the company

We are a global telecommunications manufacturer and supplier, specialist in mobile broadband and operating at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world's most efficient mobile and fixed networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly. The company operates in over 150 countries around the globe.

Country: KSA
Sub-region: Middle East (ME)
Region: MEA
Grade: equivalent to experience and qualifications
Basic Education
  • Graduate Degree in Law

Preferred Education
  • LLM other post graduate legal or business degree / specialization

Basic Experience/Requirements
  • 8 - 12 years PQE
  • Excellent English and Arabic drafting and communication skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-national or regional company legal department.
  • Excellent academic record and working references / credentials
  • Experience in ethics and compliance

Preferred Experience/Requirements
  • Experience in the Telecom and ICT industry.
  • Work experience in the Middle East
  • Very strong individual contributor
  • Strong leadership and business relationship skills

Job Purpose:
  • Lead all legal support to the business in dedicated major accounts in the Middle East and Nokia's other regional business
  • Providing legal advice on a wide range of agreements with the customers and other business partners
  • Provide legal training and education to business colleagues on Nokia policies, commercial law, compliance and other relevant legal matters for the sub-region and company
  • Run multiple legal risk management initiatives in the sub-region to instil a positive, world class legal compliance culture and full adherence to internal and external governance requirements
  • Coordinate with all functions in identifying, developing and implementing improvements in line with Nokia standards, processes and policies

Key Deliverables:

  • Unquestionable level of integrity with the ability to work as an enabler to the business in line with company policy and procedures

  • Provide legal guidance and support to Nokia's business for day-to-day activities and work with the KSA and ME L&C team to provide support to Nokia's other local and regional business

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts with third parties

  • Proactively manage legal risks arising from complex business transactions

  • Supports ethics and compliance initiatives

  • Keeps the Sales
    Teams informed about the changes in legislation and relevant legal topics affecting the business

  • Provides legal guidance in tenders alongside the contract management and other functions

Key Responsibilities/Primary Functions:
  • Acts as a source of expert current knowledge of all legal, ethics & compliance programs and supports the development of an effective and pragmatic compliance culture
  • Initiates a communication program that ensures a clear understanding of legal compliance standards required of individuals conducting high risk activities in the business
  • Assess level of compliance with established policies, procedures and standards, across the organization as well as adequacy of internal controls within business, financial processes and operations
  • Performs proactive risk assessment to identify business processes in the country and the which may represent a risk for the company, with an emphasis on financial, business controls and efficient business processes
  • Responsible for reporting and escalating risks, legal issues and best practices to Head of L&C for the ME Region
  • Coordinate with all functions in identifying, developing and implementing improvements in response to legal requirements, legislation changes and company policy requirements

Other Competencies / Requirements:
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
  • Fluent in written and oral Arabic and English

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