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Associate General Counsel - Corporate Contracting and Commercial

Date: Apr 16, 2021

Location: Riyadh, SA, 12382

Company: Qiddiya

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) is driving the development of Qiddiya Saudi Arabia’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts. As a core tenet of Vision 2030, Qiddiya has a dual economic and social purpose: to advance economic diversification and unlock new professional pathways while enriching lives of youth in the Kingdom. 

Qiddiya is located south-west of Riyadh on a site that spans 334 Phase one is set to open in 2023. 
Visitors will enjoy activities across five cornerstones: Sports & Wellness; Nature & Environment; Parks & Attractions; Motion & Mobility; and Arts & Culture. Development of these areas will give rise to family-friendly theme parks; sports arenas suitable for international competitions; academies for sports and the arts; concert and entertainment venues; racetracks for motorsport enthusiasts; outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and environment experiences; and historical, cultural and educational activities. Qiddiya will also include a variety of real estate options and community services.


General Summary

Lead Qiddiya’s corporate legal obligations and initiatives related to regulations through managing contract and regulatory compliance and identifying and addressing potential legal issues and risks for current activities, operations and strategic initiatives in order to avoid regulatory breaches and disputes and preserve the organization’s reputation.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Formulate and lead the implementation of the Corporate Contracting & Commercial department strategy to support the achievement of QIC’s strategic objectives.
  2. Lead the development and oversee the implementation of the Corporate Contracting & Commercial department policies, processes, procedures and controls.
  3. Develop Corporate Contracting & Commercial department budget in alignment with the organization budgetary requirements to allow effective delivery of desired objectives in collaboration with the Finance division.
  4. Manage the development and implementation of QIC’s Corporate Contracting & Commercial strategy and risk framework in order to deal with internal and external legal matters, corporate structuring and restructuring, and intellectual property matters.
  5. Manage the development and implementation of project management Corporate Contracting & Commercial legal and due diligence processes aimed at avoiding regulations/contracts infringements and managing legal disputes.
  6. Participate in meetings with the CEO and Board of Directors to provide them with regular updates on major legal adjustments, projects and ongoing litigations in order to receive their inputs and approval.
  7. Lead internal legal counseling to Executive Management and departments on Corporate Contracting & Commercial.
  8. Manage the relationship with regulating bodies to ensure QIC’s compliance with local and international regulations and with external legal advisors to obtain a wide and accurate view on specific/sensitive legal matters.
  9. Lead major litigations or negotiations resulting from lawsuits or other legal issues related to regulatory breaches and disputes. 
  10. Manage the achievement of departmental objectives through effective leadership by setting individual objectives, managing performance and developing the team to maximize performance.
  11. Provide overall direction and guidance to mentor, coach, motivate and challenge teams providing opportunities for growth and development within the Corporate Contracting & Commercial.



Job Specification



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Master’s Degree in Law, Corporate Law or related field preferred

Professional Certifications

(if required)


Years of Experience

12-15 total years of relevant experience


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

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