Company: ADNOC
Skills: Accounting, Legal
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Purpose:

Manages and supervises all corporate and commercial legal affairs of the F&I Directorate. Leads and oversees the development and review of documentation for all commercial, corporate and transactional matters as and when required by the F&I Directorate as well as the development, implementation and maintenance of legal opinions, standard form agreements and other legal documentation for use by the F&I Directorate and to the extent relevant, its subsidiaries/affiliates. Oversees the legal functions of the F&I group companies pertaining to corporate and commercial functions, in accordance with the ADNOC Group Legal Policy. Collaborates with the Group Ethics & Compliance and Group Corporate Governance departments on F&I Directorate or F&I group company related compliance and corporate governance matters.

Key Accountabilities:

Job Specific Accountabilities
  • Creates, manages and supervises a highly qualified and experienced team of lawyers involved in the legal aspects of all the commercial and corporate affairs of the F&I Directorate.
  • Oversees the legal functions of the F&I group companies and monitors their adherence to the ADNOC group legal standards and policies, in accordance with the ADNOC Group Legal Policy.
  • Assists the Group General Counsel in developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate legal policies, procedures and practices with the view of protecting ADNOC's and the group companies' legal interests, both domestically and internationally.
  • Manages all legal aspects of any project, transaction or other commercial or operational matter that the F&I Directorate may contemplate or be involved in, including drafting, negotiating and interpreting any related agreements and other legal documentation (other thank in situation where F&I is acting in a supporting role to another business function).
  • Provides legal counsel and advice to the F&I Directorate on operational, commercial, corporate and transactional matters as and when required/assigned, including joint ventures, investments, mergers, acquisitions, incorporations, dissolutions and liquidations.
  • Supervises the corporate and M&A legal aspects of all projects/transactions contemplated by ADNOC.
  • Provides legal advice and services to the senior management personnel in the F&I Directorate to ensure that its commercial and corporate activities are conducted in compliance with applicable law and regulations.
  • Leads the preparation and reviews of standard and individual agreements and provides advice and recommendations on the terms of those agreements relating to the F&I Directorate's corporate and commercial activities, ensuring that they are fit for purpose and in line with international standards and relevant legal developments.
  • Assists in the management and resolution of commercial disputes involving the F&I Directorate and the F&I group companies (whether in court, arbitration or other form of dispute resolution).
  • Supports the development of junior Emirati lawyers and coordinates with other Departments and Units on the development and implementation of training and development initiatives.
  • Manages external legal counsel services related to the corporate and commercial legal affairs of the F&I Directorate, including review of external legal counsel work product, preparation of request for proposals and instructing external legal counsel.
  • Coordinates with the Group Corporate Governance Department on corporate governance matters related to F&I Directorate group companies.
  • Coordinates with the Group Ethics & Compliance Department on compliance matters related to the F&I Directorate and F&I Directorate group companies.
  • Performs other similar duties as assigned by the Group General Counsel.

Operational Plans
  • Develop consistent and realistic long and short-term operational plans for the Department in line with the Function's objectives and manage the implementation of such plans to ensure that they are effectively converted into its performance objectives to achieve established service levels.

Budgets and Operational Plans
  • Develop and manage the Department's annual budget in line with the Function's business objectives and operational plans ensuring that adequate funding provision is made for all Department activities.
  • Monitor expenditure against approved Department budget on a regular basis; investigate, highlight and reconcile any significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
  • Develop and implement appropriate Department policies, processes, systems, standards, procedures and internal controls, Company guidelines in order to support execution of the Directorate's work programs in line with Company and international standards.

Performance Management
  • Contribute to the development of the Directorate's KPI's and ensure proper cascade of the performance objectives within the Department and establish monitoring mechanisms to ensure delivery of these objectives and promote a performance driven culture.
  • Manage the implementation of the Company Performance Management System for individuals within the Department in accordance with Company approved guidelines.

People Development
  • Develop knowledge, competencies and innovative spirit in the Department and support the establishment of Personal Development Plans (PDP's), Succession Planning and Talent pipeline within the Department in coordination with relevant Human Capital Units to continuously develop employees with emphasis on UAE Nationals to meet Emiratization targets.

Organisation Structure and Development
  • Review, develop and recommend the appropriate organisation structure for the Department that will best utilise human capital while proactively incorporating sustainability into the on-going work practices to meet the business objectives.

Risk Management
  • Contribute and support establishment of a Corporate Integrated Risk Management System within the Department, while identifying and assessing relevant domain risks and implement measures to manage and mitigate all identified risks within the Department.
  • Communicate corporate business ethics and Company's Code of Conduct to employees within the Department and ensure compliance to the Corporate Policies and guidelines.

Innovation and Continuous Improvement
  • Promote an organisation culture that encourages innovation, enhances employee motivation and supports initiatives for implementation of Change Management to continuously improve the Department operations and services.
  • Recommend improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with approved standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the Department.

Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
  • Support the institution and implementation of an HSE culture and ensure compliance with relevant HSE policies, procedures, systems & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines across the Department in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.
  • Ensure adequate HSE training and induction for all Department employees to meet HSE standards.

Management Information Systems (MIS) and Reports
  • Ensure that all Department MIS and progress reports are prepared to provide accurate and timely reports and necessary information to Company Management to effectively manage the business.

Group Company: ADNOC HQ

Dec 27, 2021