International Legal Counsel – Defence & Aerospace – Saudi Arabia

An incredibly exciting opportunity has arisen to join a fast-growing company operating in the Defence and Aviation sectors. Our client collaborates with international and local Partners, and develops cutting-edge technologies, supporting various initiatives to promote innovation and growth within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This role is ideal for Senior Counsel with expertise in corporate transactions (joint ventures, M&A, project development, and corporate/project finance with debt and equity offerings). Preferred credentials include experience in commercial contracts (supply agreements, project development, EPC agreements), construction, procurement, and project development. Additional sought-after expertise includes intellectual property, technology transfer/development, and international trade, sanctions, and export controls.

Applicants should ideally have a minimum of 10 years’ legal experience working for well-regarded international law firms and in-house legal teams. Prior experience in the defence and/or aviation sectors is essential. Applicants must be legally qualified in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, or New Zealand. Applicants with prior experience working in the GCC are preferred, but this is not mandatory.

Location: Saudi Arabia.

Remuneration: £200,000 to £250,000 plus bonus & benefits.

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