Senior Legal counsel – Personal Banking (Products)

Abu Dhabi, UAE
20 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2019
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Senior Level

Senior Legal counsel – Personal Banking (Products) – Fantastic in house opportunity with the largest bank in the UAE.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

We are actively seeking ambitious Senior Legal Counsels to join the UAE’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest financial institutions. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, First Abu Dhabi Bank’s international network spans over 19 countries across the world, providing the global relationships, expertise and financial strength to support local, regional and international businesses seeking to do business at home and abroad. We are committed to put customers first, to Grow Stronger and support the growth ambitions of our stakeholders across countries in which the bank operates. This is a successful and growing financial institution that offers excellent exposure to an impressive array of both regional and global clients.

Main Responsibilities:

The role assists the Head of Legal – Personal Banking manage legal risk in all the geographies where the FAB Group operates in relation to Personal Banking activities in accordance with FAB Group legal policies and procedures. The role holder should be able to work autonomously, but should seek the Head of Legal – Personal Banking’s input on unusual situations, complex matters, and issues which may pose significant legal, financial and/or reputational risk to the FAB Group

  • Assists the Head of Legal – Personal Banking and the business with developing and rolling out new consumer banking products and services.
  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates consumer banking and business banking-related documents (e.g. accounts, credit cards, personal loans, car loans, mortgage loans, merchant acquirer agreements, small business loans, retail Islamic finance).
  • Assists the Head of Legal – Personal Banking in managing potential disputes and customer complaints in the UAE and abroad.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements to policies and processes and streamlining the same to bring about efficiency and improve turn-around time.

Reports to: Head of Legal – Personal Banking

This opportunity is suitable for an ambitious Legal Counsel who is looking for a step-up from the current role, it offers an excellent long-term career and team environment with one of the World’s largest financial Institutions, based in Abu Dhabi with its year round sunshine, great beaches and fabulous tax benefits.

To apply, please email Serena Paul on with a copy of your CV quoting “Senior Legal Counsel – Personal Banking” as reference.

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