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Legal Manager (Arabic) - Corporate Banking

Location: Doha, Dawhah, Qatar

Salary: Up to $130,000 USD

Barclay Simpson are currently working with a leading Middle Eastern bank to recruit a legal manager to work within their risk division.  Arabic is essential and the ideal candidate should have working knowledge of the Middle Eastern market.


  • Responsible for covering the legal risks that may be originating from transaction level credit exposures
  • Participate in the review and re-assessment of all standard contract documentation between the bank and customers, including syndication, corporate and retail lending and investment management related documentation
  • Ensure that the legal processes within the Credit Risk Section are operating effectively and efficiently toward mitigating potential legal issues
  • Ensure that documentary requirements have been adhered to by the Credit Sections and Risk Management Department before engaging in a transaction
  • Finalize SLAs with internal departments/units to achieve improvements in turnaround time, with respect to legal risk review processes
  • Liaise with the Legal Advisor in the preparation of standard documentation forms/templates covering credit transactions
  • Coordinate through the Legal Advisor all civil/criminal actions against defaulting borrowers and the related court proceedings to the Legal Function as and when applicable


Educational Qualifications and Experience


  • Minimum of 10 years Legal Banking Experience in a reputable bank in MENA Region Experienced in ISDA transactions
  • Drafting and negotiating legal documents in Bilingual format. (Arabic and English)
  • Experienced in loan documentation, NDA’s, MOU’s and Trade Finance documents