May 12, 2018

Associate Counsel Jobs - VISA

  • Visa Inc.
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Legal and Tax Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:  Associate Counsel

Company Name: VISA 

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary: The Associate Counsel will provide legal services within Visa’s CEMEA region with particular focus on supporting senior legal counsel in CEMEA countries, to enable the organisation to operate within applicable legal and regulatory parameters


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Advising Visa of legal requirements for the relevant jurisdictions, managing advice from external counsel where appropriate;
  • Acting as regional contact for the preparation and negotiation of marketing support including Olympics and FIFA sponsorships as well as in market sponsorships and media campaigns, and company /commercial agreements;
  • Providing support to the Sourcing team in the preparation and negotiation of contracts with suppliers and managing Visa’s internal approval processes;
  • The Associate Counsel will be advising on arrangements with strategic commercial partners for product initiatives and other arrangements including drafting and negotiating relevant agreements;
  • Supporting Visa Inc’s subsidiaries within the region with respect to governmental filings and compliance requirements and advising on proposals for new entities or changes to existing entities;
  • Providing legal advice to local HR teams on policy issues and employee relations;
  • Assisting local staff with approval of internal and external communications and presentations.

Strategic Nature, Management Accountability & Scope:

  • As part of the legal team actively participate in developing strategies, objectives, policies and programmes.
  • Take a strong role and assist in developing initiatives to improve legal service.
  • Proactively move strategic thinking to operational concept and tactical deployment of service.
  • Proactively work with global, regional and functional colleagues on deployment of projects and developments.
  • As part of the team, actively participate in developing policies and processes to meet business objectives.
  • Support change in the function to ensure that it delivers value to

Decision Making & Complexity

  • Work with global teams, in particular functional and other regions, to ensure effective matrix management of assigned business divisions
  • The Associate Counsel will advise on local matters whilst seeking to ensure legal and business objectives are effectively implemented
  • Manage assigned business divisions within complex geographical legislative environment


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Law degree minimum requirement
  • Minimum 3-5 years PQE
  • Strong customer relationship and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Experience working in a US Multinational/ highly matrix organisation is preferred
  • Experience in payment industry advantageous (but not essential)
  • A working knowledge of Arabic and/or French language is an advantage

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