Attorney - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Nov 10, 2019

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IBM Lawyers provide advice and counsel on legal matters and business ethics and conduct and direct litigation. The focus for this role is on drafting and negotiating services type of transactions. You will be responsible for primarily providing advice and support to the business including assisting relevant business lines with contract drafting, commercial negotiation, and contract administration. The role will also include assisting the Regional Counsel in all legal matters including but not limited to regulatory matters, operational issues, HR matters, troubled projects, litigation, investigation, transactional support, etc.
The candidate will be expected to work with the local and wider global Legal team in supporting IBMs business. The candidate will also be expected to provide support for compliance and ethics matters.
Key Responsibilities:
Providing advice on a broad range of commercial issues of relevance to IBM.
Preparing, negotiating and advising on all aspects of contracts whether IBM standard terms or otherwise.
Working with various business lines, and the IBMs finance, regulatory and risk management teams, to provide solutions consistent with the IBMs corporate policies.
Ensuring documentation is maintained, and that organisational memory is retained, within the corporate business group.
Providing education on contracts and compliance issues (including business integrity, ethics, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and local anti-corruption laws, rules and regulations)
To keep up-to-date with changes and developments in the law, developments in our industry and business and training and education throughout the career.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Absolute commitment to business integrity and ethical conduct;
Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, KSA and GCC laws;
Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with commercial contract drafting, negotiation, preparation and administration;
Ability to work independently and function in team;
Ability to assess risks and make objective decisions in the best interest of the company, taking the relevant legal and business issues into consideration;
Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment, and to meet critical deadlines;
Sound negotiation and interpersonal skills;
Ability to express clearly both verbally and in writing.
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Work experience with a multinational company
Additional corporate, business, tax, commercial or other appropriate qualification
Knowledge of networking, consulting services, hardware and software contracts

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