GMS (DUBAI) is looking for an In-House Legal Counsel

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Job Description


Job Scope: Advise and work on an array of legal issues related to admiralty/maritime law, commercial law, contracts, disputes, sanctions and compliance issues. The position reports to the CEO of the Company. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Managing and advising on legal affairs of the company, which includes SNP [ship/ sale purchase contracts], charter party contracts and disputes, insurance claims/ disputes, vendor agreements, ship financing contracts/documents and other commercial matters.
  • Provide sound legal advice to the various SNP, Operations, Chartering and Finance departments, and advice on general corporate structuring and commercial advisory for the company.
  • Prepare, improve, and implement new procedures and guidance concerning compliance, risk mitigation and based on changes to international regulations, and new case law developments.
  • Advice on international maritime and domestic law, statutory and regulatory matters including environmental, safety, labor, sanction laws and similar maritime issues.
  • Instruct and liaise with external counsel in various international jurisdictions on current litigation matters.
  • Develop company policy and position on legal matters by providing guidance on legal matters, including agreements, transactions, regulation, claims and litigation.
  • Prepare and review service agreements in different jurisdictions and deal with tax exemption issues.
  • Attend international conferences / seminars/ or meetings relevant to legal matters.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • LLM in Admiralty/Maritime law with minimum five years’ legal experience working with external law firms and resolving disputes successfully.
  • Past employment as an in-house legal counsel for a ship owning group is desired.
  • Excellent command over verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Extremely organized with strong multi-tasking, interpersonal and management skills.
  • Strong negotiation Skills.
  • Ability to work after office hours.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude. Curious mind. Passion for excellence. Self-disciplined.

Location: Dubai

Company: Established in 1992 in U.S.A with current global Head Quarters in Dubai (UAE) and presence in nine different countries, GMS is the world’s LARGEST Buyer of ships and offshore vessels for recycling. The group has expanded and diversified in to ship ownership, cruising, sports, real estate, and other sectors.

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