Legal Counsel - Rapid Innovation team - Karachi
Karachi, PK
6d ago

Today’s competitive business is all about making intelligent and informed decisions. As a legal counsel within the Core Business Services (CBS) service line, you will help make this happen in cooperation with your colleagues in the in-house legal team.

You will be using your legal knowledge and expertise to support EY colleagues from all industries while simultaneously monitoring regulatory changes and provide legal opinions about their businesses.

The Opportunity

EY is looking for an experienced generalist lawyer with good contracts experience to work with us in the in-house legal team.

The role will support the MENA region as well as Pakistan.

Your key responsibilities

As a Legal Counsel within EY, you will be a focal point of contact for delivering advice related to various legal issues which may include contracts, policies, procedures, mergers & acquisitions, master service agreements, tenders, ongoing projects within EY, and much more.

Subsequently, you can expect to quickly become a trusted and reliable advisor to the firm as you work with colleagues across the MENA region’s business.

As part of the in-house legal team, you will be reporting directly to the MENA General Counsel.

Skills and attributes for success

You should be a licensed generalist lawyer with around 7 years of post-qualification experience within an in-house function or a law firm.

Ideally, you will also possess strong contracts experience.

To quality, you must have

  • At least 7 years of post-qualification experience
  • Employment law experience gained in either a reputable firm (or equivalent) and / or in-house function
  • Commercial awareness of the business issues facing the organisation and the ability to deal with problems in a practical and intuitive way
  • Proven ability to establish a high degree of credibility, respect and trust at all levels, including with senior members of the firm, some of whom have a considerable understanding of the law
  • The capability to lead, take responsibility and act autonomously; including an ability to take difficult decisions and provide substantiated arguments
  • Strong personal communication skills, capable of dealing with wide range of people
  • Effective planning and organising skills to prioritise key areas of responsibility, tasks and projects
  • The ability to keep calm in a crisis and to cope well with conflicting deadlines
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Be a strong team player who is both committed and flexible
  • Ideally, you should also

  • Be fluent in English, both spoken and written
  • Have experience with data privacy matters such as data access requests and record retention
  • Be able to operate with limited use of external counsel
  • Possess attention to detail in all aspects
  • What we look for

    We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand new strategic vision both internally and externally.

    You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey.

    What we offer

    We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer :

  • Continuous learning : You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you : We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership : We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture : You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
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