Job Description Shell Legal’s strategic intent is to deliver the best business outcomes for Shell by providing leading expertise, protecting Shell’s reputation and business and, where necessary, intervening, contributing to and enhancing business decisions and continuity, shaping industry legal regimes and practices, all at a competitive cost.
Shell Legal’s functional priorities are business partnering, information management, people development and continuous improvement.
As the Legal Counsel for Shell Egypt and UAE you will be expected to provide legal support to DS businesses of Shell in Egypt and UAE by dividing your time between these two jurisdictions as per business needs, based in the Cairo offices of Shell Lubricants. For dealing with UAE legal issues, it is expected that you will travel to and stay in Dubai on a regular basis (to be determined but could be for a week every month) as required to meet business needs in addition to working virtually with colleagues from UAE as required.
You will be responsible for Professional, pro-active, timely, cost-effective and practical legal advice and support to the DS businesses and relevant functions in in Egypt and UAE and with the support of the AGC DS for the region. Working in collaboration with local Head of Legal in Egypt on local legal work which is not specific to any business including real estate, HR, regulatory, corporate. Supporting contract negotiation, finalization and execution with customers, suppliers and distributors relating to Shell’s business in Egypt and UAE. Legal advice to Shell DS in Egypt and UAE on employee/labour law issues, company secretarial support to Shell Lubricants Egypt (but not SMME) and other corporate matters including local regulatory requirements and licensing. Conducting or managing local Litigation matters as appropriate and coordinating as necessary with Shell Legal Global Litigation on major matters. You will also be required to advise the DS Co-ordination Team in Egypt and UAE and provide support to the Country Chair (and SLE MD) on a need basis.
Accountabilities Support the Shell Legal strategic intent with a specific focus on Continuous Improvement including functional excellence and cost management. Develop and sustain relationships with colleagues at senior management level and external stakeholders and be accepted by them as a valued team member. Maintain and develop internal networks within Global Legal. Maintain and develop external networks and play an active role as appropriate.
Requirements The experience and qualifications required for this position include Understanding of Shell’s DS business or able to gain this quickly Qualified and experienced Egyptian lawyer with at least 10years’ experience in a well-respected law firm, multinational or large local company legal department with responsibilities similar to those required in this role, including commercial legal advice, company secretarial support, advice on real estate, regulatory, compliance matters and litigation management. Excellent command of both Arabic and English languages, both spoken and written. Able to promote the contribution of Legal to business goals and contributor to an ethical culture. Strong business partnering skills. Strong problem-solving ability.
Company Description At Shell Egypt, we believe that people are our greatest asset. You will see that our commitment to your career reflects our drive to innovate on many levels. We are committed to supply the world’s need for energy in socially and environmentally responsible ways and our commitment to diversity will always be of paramount importance. Shell began operations in Egypt in 1911 and has been a steady presence and employer ever since. In addition, our social investment and development programmes attest to our commitment to make a difference for Egypt’s youth. Shell Egypt runs workshop-based sessions aimed at delivering today's practical business skills to students through lectures and training conducted by experienced Shell hires, such as the “Step Towards Progress” (STP) at Cairo University; the “Annual Conference for Engineering Students” (ACES) & the “Give and Gain” programme at Ain Shams University, the “Real Life Project” at the American University of Cairo and the “Al Amal Programme” (Hope Programme)