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Legal Counsel, Employment, Middle East & Africa

Legal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

 

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About the Role

 

We’re looking for an exceptional lawyer to join our EMEA Employment Counsel team to support and help lead our growing businesses across Middle East & Africa (MEA).

 

This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to join a global legal team integral to a company engaged in cutting edge technology and focused on solving some of the biggest challenges in the world - including changing the way regulators, courts and legislators think about the future of work.

 

Based in Dubai and in cooperation with another employment lawyer in MEA, this position will report directly to the EMEA Employment Director based in Amsterdam.

What You'll Do

  • Advise Uber’s HR team on the full range of employment matters relating to recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, compensation, benefits, and terminations in MEA
  • Identify and resolve employment related issues regarding Uber’s business and its relationship with users of the Uber App in our MEA markets
  • Handle and advise on pre-litigation disputes and employment litigation
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in tax, regulatory legal, product developers and policy and communications team to pre-empt employment law risks related to Uber’s business, and proactive finding solutions to those issues

 What You'll Need 

  • A minimum of 5 years of employment law experience a law firm but we will consider candidates if they meet the rest of the requirements
  • Professional proficiency in English and Arabic
  • Confidence operating in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to perform in nimble, rapidly changing and growing markets
  • History of driving efficient and strategic use of resources, including other support functions, in-house counsel, vendors and external counsel
  • Strong team orientation encouraging communication and cooperation across organizations and functions
  • Inquisitiveness, along with the ability to spot issues, get to the heart of the matter, and articulate plans to address them
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience working with business leaders
  • Collaborative approach with both business and legal groups, with ability to build relationships, gain credibility and partner with others
  • Excellent business judgment and interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about your work and a desire to have a big impact
  • Enthusiasm about Uber!

Bonus Points If…

  • International employment law experience or in-house experience are a plus

About the Role

 

Uber’s Legal Team supports the business by providing expert legal advice and management of complex issues. The legal team is responsible for counseling, educating and partnering with a broad set of stakeholders. Being flexible is key when working with our various teams to understand the environments we operate in.


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At Uber we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Uber is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.