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Legal & Compliance Counsel, Gulf

19000GCR Requisition #


Legal & Compliance Counsel for the Gulf States including UAE, Kuwait, Quatar, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen based in Dubai. 

Provide commercially-oriented operational support and strategic guidance to Medtronic’s operations for the above countries which includes 

being the primary support for all legal and compliance matters, including providing legal advice on strategic projects and operational matters. 

being responsible for ensuring compliance with the internal and external regulations and procedures including the Medtronic Code of Conduct, the Business Conduct standards and the applicable laws.

The position requires a strong generalist with an ability to act operationally and advise strategically on a broad range of topics, including determination and implementation of new projects and processes; commercial contracts with distributors and agents, medical agreements with healthcare professionals, competition law and related pricing issues, public procurement law, IP, product liability, sanctions and embargoes and related activities,. The position also requires a robust and process-driven approach to the management of compliance matters in accordance with the Medtronic Code of Conduct and the Business Conduct Standards.


Legal matters:


Advising on all operational matters and strategic projects, including providing advice on commercial law, competition law, employment law, IP, public procurement law and product liability, with a high degree of independence. 

Managing the implementation and supervision of the Distributor Policies, including review and approval of distributors, negotiation of distributor agreements, advising on renewals and terminations and conducting the Distributor Monitoring Program. 

Managing disputes and litigations if necessary under involvement of outside counsel.

Conduct trainings for employees and distributors on legal matters.

Compliance matters: 

Implementing and operating the compliance processes and activities in collaboration with the strategic compliance team, including 

driving the implementation of compliance rules, regulations and processes

advising on compliance matters, such as drafting, review and negotiation of clinical study, research, training, sponsor/donation, consultancy and other non-sales contracts and other arrangements with hospitals and health care professionals

approving compliance matters 

Overall responsibilities:

Participate effectively as member of the local management team and the global legal & compliance department.

Identify and manage internal and external legal resources as required to provide high quality legal services at a reasonable cost.

Counsel internal clients practically and strategically on legal and compliance issues relating to the businesses in question.

Qualifications and Experience:

Strong academic credentials from a recognized law school. 
Fluency in business/ legal Arabic and English, both in written and oral 
Multi-national/multi-cultural experience
Minimum 3  years’ post internship legal practice in a top law firm and/ or an international company.
Industry experience (in medical devices or pharmaceuticals) highly desirable, but not essential.


Excellent legal skills and commercial acumen.
Solid judgment and integrity.
Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate with ease at different levels of hierarchy
Strong organizational and priority setting skills, being able to work on various projects at the same time.
Positive and proactive approach, including driving processes in a complex environment.
Team player; able to “build to bridges” and be “principled” at the same time.
Enthusiastic and self-motivated. 
Eagerness to learn and expand responsibilities.
Strong attention to detail. 
Excellent presentation skills.
Other Comments or Requirements:
Some out of hours work will be required
Some interstate travel will be required (occasionally)
Some international travel will be required (occasionally)

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