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Senior Legal Counsel



Amman, Jordan
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

What you'll do
  • Provide legal support and advise senior business stakeholders of Careem Rides, and work closely with the rest of the Careem Rides Legal team on relevant legal issues in various jurisdictions.
  • Draft and review legal documents, including contracts, agreements, policies, legal opinions, pleadings and other legal instruments.
  • Interact with government authorities and regulators.
  • Formulate legal risk management strategies for Careem Rides and provide proactive advice on possible legal issues.
  • Manage litigation matters, ensuring effective representation and resolution.
  • Oversee corporate governance matters, including compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

What you'll need

The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to improving the lives of people, an unwavering focus on excellence, and a strong alignment with our core values: being bold, focused, agile and collaborative.
Additional requirements include:
● Law degree from a reputable university
● Qualified to practice law in Jordan
● Fluent proficiency in both oral and written English and Arabic.
● Minimum 9 years of total legal experience out of which the candidate should have at least 6 years experience at a tier 1 law firm in Jordan, an international law firm, or multinational environment.
● Preferred experience in commercial and/or regulatory matters, but not required.
● The ability to work independently, prioritize and multitask effectively, particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
● A methodical and proactive work approach with a strong emphasis on accuracy
● Willingness to work in a fast-paced, exciting and non-hierarchical environment

Where you'll be
  • While we encourage remote work, you will be required to work in the office at least three full days every week as we strongly believe in collaboration and the power of building social connections with our teams.
  • You will be based in Egypt or Jordan which will be your primary work location due to legal and compensation considerations.

What we’ll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a full time Careem colleague, you will be able to:

  • Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
  • Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
  • Work 4 days a week in office & 1 day from home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year. (If you are in an individual contributor role in tech, you will have 2 office days a week and 3 to work from home.)
  • Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including gym, health club, and training classes.