Senior Legal Counsel Middle East and Africa

Job Description


The Role:

As a Senior Legal Counsel, you will be a strong individual contributor who is capable of handling matters of high risk, high complexity and high visibility within the company, e.g., projects with severe financial consequences, complex intellectual property rights issues, new business or licensing models, matters of high sensitivity or matters which could impact Siemens’ reputation. 

You are an expert at conducting legal research and advising the company on appropriate legal action to be taken; preparing documents to support the same. You have significant experience of drafting complex legal agreements and templates and negotiating high stakes legal agreements and disputes. You are analytical and used to working on matters of high sensitivity and complexity. You are happy participating in or leading projects and initiatives.  As a senior member of the team you operate with minimal supervision and have experience participating as a member of the business staff as an executive business partner.

As this role is supporting the fast expansion of the business in Middle East and Africa, you have senior level experience of working in nascent developing businesses within one or several of the countries within the region combined with first-hand experience of working closely with external legal advisors in the region, interpreting their external advice and applying it to internal business issues.

Key Responsibilities to include:

  • Providing senior level legal support and counsel to the company.

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts and other legal documents.

  • Providing legal advice with respect to the affairs of the company; interpreting external local law advice in region; and anticipating and guarding against legal risks involving the business.

  • Participating in legal matters and/or actions of the most sensitive and highly complex nature.

  • Being a trusted business partner within the region and a key member of the global legal team.

Requirements:

You will possess excellent transactional experience in a commercial environment (preferably with some knowledge of software) and general counsel experience on all relevant matters relating to a nascent business, including procurement, corporate governance and human resources. You will also have strong knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to corporations in general and high-tech companies specifically within one or more countries in the region. The ability to exercise judgment expected of a junior partner in a law firm together with strong leadership and mentoring skills are essential.


You will be able to work effectively and lead groups in a culturally diverse global environment and will be able to demonstrate the ability to learn new areas of law outside of jurisdiction of original license to practice.

In addition, you will be a strong communicator and a proven problem solver with analytical skills.

Education and experience background:

  • Legal degree and license to practice as a lawyer in an applicable jurisdiction required.

  • Proven post-qualification legal experience required.

  • Experience of working in an inhouse corporate legal environment (within a software related business is a bonus)

  • Job related experience within Middle East and Africa, preferably within nascent and developing businesses.

  • Proven ability to function as a member of a global team in a complex matrix environment as well as working in a virtually located business and legal team.

  • Experience prioritizing conflicting demands from multiple business clients across different jurisdictions.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is a leading provider of solutions for the design, simulation and manufacture of products across many different industries. Formula 1 cars, skyscrapers, ships, space exploration vehicles, and many of the objects we see in our daily lives are being conceived and manufactured using our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, our business works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate unlawfully on the grounds of age, disability, gender assignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or trade union membership.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application.  Please ensure you complete all areas of the application form to the best of your ability as we will use this data to review your suitability for the role.

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Job ID: 177324

Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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