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Job Req Number:  64843
Time Type: Full Time


Position: Legal Counsel, KSA


Role Summary:

As our Legal Counsel, you will be positioned within the Group Legal team reporting to the Senior Legal Counsel MENA.

You will be the first point of contact for all material legal queries and matters pertaining to DSV businesses within Warehousing Operations and Road Transportation/Trucking, as well as corporate issues, in KSA and Bahrain and support other legal issues in the MENA region with adherence to local country laws and DSV Group Legal policies, we trust you to provide professional focused legal advice and guidance consistent in recognizing and managing internal risk, and recommending legal strategies designed to mitigate DSV’s legal exposure in the region.




  • Advises the leadership, business development and sales teams with legal advice and assistance pertaining to the freight forwarding and logistics business in adherence to local country laws and DSV Group Legal policies.
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates agreements related to freight forwarding, warehousing services, truck brokerage, road transportation and real estate transactions including lease agreements, etc. in the best interest of DSV’s business.
  • Liaises with the Group Legal, insurance, and other group entities to assist and advise the business/sales personnel on the T&Cs for sales/commercial contracts.
  • Manages all aspects of litigation and pre-litigation matters by liaising with and reporting to the DSV Group Legal in respect of such claims/litigation.
  • Assists with corporate governance matters, including preparation and maintenance of business entity documents, company formation, preparing resolutions and consents, and managing annual shareholder meetings.
  • Research regulations to guarantee contracts are updated and in compliance with DSV guidelines.
  • Coordinates with customers to guarantee terms of contracts are fulfilled in compliance with the contract terms and regulations.
  • Advises stakeholders on legal trends, developing areas of the law, industry trends and related risks that may impact the DSV operations and/or services.
  • Provides support to Human Resources on a range of labor and employment matters, contracts, agreements, including policy implementation and training as per the DSV policies and procedures.
  • Engages and instructs external legal counsel, on matters including but not limited to material claims/litigation, in coordination with local, regional, and Group Legal teams.
  • Leads dealings with local authorities, including but not limited to customs, police, ministry, government authorities on matters of material legal and regulatory importance when necessary.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



Educational Qualifications & Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited law school
  • At least 5 years of legal experience, ideally with an in-house legal team or law firm dealing with in-house legal teams
  • Preferably knowledgeable of and experience with the transportation, freight forwarding and logistics industry.




  • Highly effective communication in English and Arabic
  • Ability to translate complex legal issues into readily understandable assessments and actionable recommendations in context of global business strategies.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines, prioritize workload, adapt to changing conditions, set appropriate priorities with clients and deliver results efficiently.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, collaborate within a local and global team environment.
  • Problem solving mindset for complex issues that require careful analysis and good judgement.
  • A passion for continuously identifying improvement areas and driving change.
  • Attention to detail and delivery of high-quality work product.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, an inquisitive mind, and the ability to work effectively with multiple, diverse, cross-functional stakeholders.



DSV – Global Transport and Logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of more than 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

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