Line of Service
Internal Firm Services
IFS - Internal Firm Services - Other
Job Description & Summary
A career in Office of General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm’s legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation, counselling, and corporate, commercial, and employment law.
You’ll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firm’s client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees.
As part of our team, you’ll help with researching background information related to legal issues and prepare legal documents.
You’ll focus on drafting contracts or legal agreements, retaining files of prepared legal documents, and coordinating requests between internal and external counsel.
Adheres to the OGC Budget Customers Support Senior OGC members, ME Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and ME General Counsel (GC) litigation, and corporate, commercial and regulatory Qatar matters.
Provide advice and support in relation to Qatar regulatory matters, including providing interpretations of law and regulation to engagement teams to help them understand how regulations apply to the firm and to client engagements.
Provide support on commercial and transactional matters.
Provide support on significant litigation matters, by assisting with the internal investigations required in relation to litigation matters, and supporting in reviewing pleadings and filings, and working with technical experts.
Provide advice and support in dealing with liquidators and bankruptcy situations involving clients or ex-clients.
Provide updates to and work closely with Global firm R&Q and Global OGC teams as well as PwC UK OGC, on significant adverse matters.
Provide advice to engagement teams and LoS R&Q teams on all legal related areas of risk during an engagement lifecycle.
Liaise with other R&Q functions such as Independence, Compliance, AML etc for specialist advice.
Build relationships with the relevant LoS R&Q Leader, other R&Q Leaders, and LoS / IFS Partners and engagement teams.
Meet with the allocated LoS R&Q / IFS Leader to discuss key findings, areas of concerns and / or gather feedback.
Consult and escalate to the LoS R&Q Leader / OGC ME General Counsel as necessary.
Assist with producing guidance and templates, and assist with updating policies and procedures as necessary.
Provide support and lead on sensitive regulatory matters.
Assist with reviewing and redesigning processes if needed.
Provide support to OGC projects as needed.
Ensure compliance with the relevant PwC Network standards, policies, and procedures.
Learning & Growth
Meet with relevant business stakeholders and LoS R&Q Partners regularly to ensure optimal relationships.
Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and team members.
Contribute to an environment of teamwork within the R&Q team.
Act as a key resource and liaise with other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships.
A professional or academic qualification (degree level or equivalent), or extensive relevant and practical experience
Strong English (Arabic preferred but not necessary)
5+ years of relevant experience
Relevant legal experience in the Professional Services industry in a top tier firm, relevant experience at a top law firm, or relevant experience at a regulator required.
Prior people management and teamwork experience
Knowledge and Skills
Deep understanding of the legal environment across the region Deep legal, regulatory and litigation knowledge
Strong problem solving skills
Strong project management skills
Strong networking and capacity to build strong connections with Global, EMEA, external legal counsels, UK and other R&Q LoS communities
Strong decision making skills
Strong people management skills
Risk averse / risk management skills
Process oriented and strong internal control skills
Ability to develop and implement procedures, controls and policies for functional areas of responsibility
Organization skills and eye for detail
Time management skills and proactivity
Strong verbal and written communication skills
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Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?
Government Clearance Required?
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