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*Interim Legal Counsel. Saudi Arabia. 4 PQE+*

Jameson Legal
Saudi Arabia
£430.51 - £538.14 per day
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

An exciting technology company in the Middle East is looking to hire an interim Legal Counsel to join the business vertical dedicated to rolling out their retail offering in Saudi Arabia. The initial assignment is due to run for a period of a few months, but there is potential for further extension and or permanency.

The successful lawyer will be the sole legal counsel in Saudi Arabia but will be supported by the wider legal team in the UAE. The successful lawyer can expect to:

  • Advise the business on legal aspects of business decisions, identify, and mitigate potential risks.
  • Draft and review legal agreements, including supply agreements, leases, and bespoke agreements for partnership.
  • Lead contract negotiations with key suppliers and partners.
  • Navigate evolving regulations to ensure compliance with all relevant laws.
  • Work on the legal aspects of launching new markets and dark stores in the market.

Lawyers should be able to demonstrate:

  • Qualification as a solicitor.
  • Upwards of four years' PQE in handling a broad range of general commercial work.
  • Prior experience in the retail, FMCG, or dark store sectors in the MENA region.
  • The ability to work with shifting priorities, ambiguity, and fast-paced environments.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong drafting skills.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

Applicants must have the right to work in Saudi Arabia and be available immediately or at short notice.

Please note that where a level of preferred experience or qualification is indicated, this is a guideline only and does not preclude applications from candidates with more or less experience.

Jameson Legal acts as an employment business for temporary recruitment and as an employment agency for fixed term contract and permanent recruitment.


Jameson Legal is a multi award winning international consultancy specialising in the recruitment of lawyers and legal personnel. Our clients include many of the leading international law firms as well as the in-house legal departments of major private companies and publicly listed multi-nationals. 

We have dedicated teams of specialist consultants focusing on:

- Local and international private practice recruitment;

- Local and international in-house recruitment;

- Partner and General/Regional Counsel level recruitment and search.

Jameson Contract Solutions ("JCS"​) is part of Jameson Legal and provides lawyers to work on an interim basis. Through our existing network we can provide clients with a selection of the very best lawyers on the market. These lawyers are carefully vetted to ensure that they are of the highest standard. They are ready to work both nationally and internationally.

Jameson Legal Tech is an innovative new service, where we are working with pioneering legal tech and venture capital companies to expand into new markets. Our initial partnership with App4Legal - Legal Practice Management Software is a ground breaking development for Jameson Legal, giving our clients and candidates the opportunity to employ a "best in breed" legal technology.

Company info
+44 203 427 3148
24 Greville Street
United Kingdom

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