Legal Associate

Role Purpose

Providing legal support primarily to  business units within the boundaries of all Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi and UAE Federal Laws and internal governance.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. People Management
1.1 Proactive member of the extended business teams, especially working with and supporting the production managers.
1.2 Working with and advising the EDs, Directors, HODs and other members of the business units on the legal requirements of their departments and individual projects.
1.3 Managing external support providers such as law firms and corporate investigation companies.
1.4 Leading on commercial/strategy investment deals, with the guidance of the Director of Legal, including preparing drafts of the documentation, being the first point of contact for the internal client and other party and attending negotiations/meetings.
2. Project Management
2.1 Leading on the legal aspects of larger strategic projects/deals with support from the Director of Legal
2.2 Managing legal input given on projects for the FTVS department and others where required. Providing continued support to Film & TV Services in all legal matters with particular focus on advising on legal and regulatory issues.
2.3 Drives contract lifecycle from drafting through completion of the negotiation process, and/or contract execution. Manages contract change control process and related correspondence requiring legal input.
3. Legal Coordination
3.1 Providing ad hoc legal support for all departments providing start-to-finish legal assistance on creative projects, and reviewing and drafting standard template agreements.
3.2 Advising to ensure compliance with the Media Zone Authority regulations and policies.
3.3 Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of production services, content and other commercial agreements.
3.4 Attending internal and external meetings relating to various legal issues both within the UAE and abroad.
3.5 Maintaining the legal database, including electronic storage of emails and documents.
3.6 Reporting to the Director of Legal.
4. Governance
4.1 Ensuring governance procedures are followed for sign off of legal
4.2 Documents (required to initial sign off sheet for each legal document to
5. Risk Management 5.1 Assessing, evaluating and advising on legal risks in projects/deals with the objective of appropriately managing risks to the business.

Education, Experience & Skills

Excellent drafting and communication skills
Strong negotiation skills and problem solving skills
Minimum of 4 years film/tv production and content creation experience
Experience in dealing with external clients
Ability to manage and prioritise heavy and variable workload
Accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to read contracts quickly and determine key issues
Enthusiastic and hard-working
3 + years post qualification experience
Commercial/media experience
UAE law experience
Upper second class honours degree or equivalent 
Legal Practice Course or equivalent
Qualified solicitor or equivalent
Masters or PgDL in relevant area of specialty 
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Named after the geographical co-ordinates of Abu Dhabi, twofour54's vision is to enable the development of world class Arabic media and entertainment content, by Arabs for Arabs, and to position Abu Dhabi as a regional centre of excellence in content creation across all media platforms including film, broadcast, music, digital media, events, gaming and publishing.

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