Legal Counsel - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Federations & Major Events
Qatar
Full Time
Competitive
30 / 01

FIFA and the Qatar 2022 Local Organising Committee LLC (LOC) has formed a joint venture (Q22), which will is responsible for operational delivery of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.

The Legal Counsel will provide legal services from the Legal Department and support the Legal Director in ensuring that Q22 legal services meet best practices.

Full description

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide legal services to Q22 internal clients from the Legal Department.
  • Ensure legal compliance in all aspects of the business with local, regional and international laws as required.
  • Deliver legal services to Q22 internal clients in a timely manner and to local and international standards.
  • Maintain applicable standards, policies and processes.
  • Ensure resolution, follow up and implementation of legal matters as per established standards.
  • Determine and align legal solutions with business requirements.
  • Perform any applicable legal risk assessments and proactively develop risk mitigation plans, as required.
  • Manage and mentor junior counsel with a view to working as a seamless unit to deliver legal services.
  • Support the Legal Department with oversight of external specialized legal resources to deliver value-added legal support.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate maintenance of legal records and documentation.
  • Ensure the Legal Department maintains accurate and relevant information necessary to meet budgetary and financial goals.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Legal Director and/or Chief Legal Officer directly related or relevant to the job.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in law and preferably a second degree (Masters or J.D. if Bachelors in non-legal discipline).
  • Certified as a law practitioner in at least 1 major jurisdiction.


Experience:

  • 4-7 years’ experience with an understanding of the operations of major events and regional and international projects. Preferably with Qatar experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good analytical and organizational skills.
  • High attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Flexibility and a related ability to work autonomously.
  • A team player willing to work on tight timelines.
  • A positive attitude, patience and persistence.

Skills:

  • English fluency – spoken and written (required).
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project).
  • Planning software and online collaboration tools (an asset).

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