Legal Services Manager / Legal Counsel

The Emirates Group - Dubai

Job Purpose: Legal Services Manager / Legal Counsel - IP, Brand and Sponsorship We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified paralegal or newly qualified lawyer (or someone with more experience looking for a new challenge) to join the Emirates Group Legal team. This role will be reporting to Assistant General Counsel (Brand and Sponsorship), supporting Emirates’ Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand (CCMB) division. Within this role, you will be working alongside the Assistant General Counsel on an extensive and varied range of commercial and contract matters, including sponsorships, events, media and marketing agreements, filming and production agreements and IP licensing. In addition, you will be responsible for managing Emirates’ trade mark portfolio including working with external counsel on registrations, renewals, oppositions, actions against counterfeit goods and social media/domain name actions. This role requires a high level of drafting and commercial contract experience as well as a working knowledge of trademark and intellectual property processes. You must be organized and flexible with an ability to balance and deliver multiple projects, whilst maintaining attention to detail. The successful candidate will also be required to work closely with internal clients across CCMB and other stakeholders within Emirates Group, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must. This is a unique opportunity to become an integral part of our experienced global legal team, supporting the world’s largest international airline and one of the world’s most dynamic aviation groups. If you have excellent training and academic credentials, strong English language skills for communication and drafting, and experience with a leading regional or international law firm or in-house department of a major international corporation we would like to hear from you. Enthusiasm and motivation are essential, as are interpersonal skills.
Qualifications & Experience: Specific to Group Legal - Recognised paralegal qualification with current certification, which may include, without limitation, a Law degree from a recognised university, the degree to include a course in Law of Contract (common law) and completion of Legal Practice Course (LPC) qualification (Note: Law degree usually completed in three to four years and LPC in one year full time or two years part time). - Specialised knowledge and experience in IP laws, actions and litigation processes and commercial contracts Qualifications/experience - Legal/Legal Administration: 8+ Years Post Graduate Diploma (12+4 or equivalent): Law degree from a recognised university - 8 year’s post graduate experience in a corporate in-house Legal Department or Law firm in the capacity of a Paralegal Adviser preferred. - 2+ years’ experience within a Legal function Knowledge / skills - Specialised knowledge and experience in IP laws, marketing or brand
Salary & Benefits: Join us in a management role and enjoy an attractive tax-free salary. On top of our generous travel benefits, including discounted flights and hotel stays around the world, this managerial role also has an excellent leave and healthcare package. That’s on top of transport benefits, life insurance and more.

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