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Legal Consultant

Location:
Egypt, Arkansas, United States
Posted:
November 11, 2017

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Ahmed Mahmoud Sayed

*** ****** ****, *****, *****.

Mob: 0106 742 82 28

E-mail: ac29dq@r.postjobfree.com

Career Objective

Seeking to be a player in a pro-active team with a global business in the field of Legal, in which I can fully demonstrate and enrich my skills, abilities and background of experience I gained through big companies.

Providing legal support and maintain organization policies and procedures in accordance with the country law.

Work Experience

1.Azkalany & Partners law firm.

Position: Legal Consultant responsible for corporate sectop in (Oil & Gas and Pharmaceuticals) fields.

Period: September 2014 till June 2017.

Special Responsibilities For Oil & Gas sector:-

-Responsible to follow up all legal/litigation issues related to corporate business in upstream operations such as:

-Follow up concession agreements between our clients and EGPC or its affiliates companies such as GUPCO & GANOPE.

-Follow up the process and assist to issue Drilling permits, Equipment entry permits and Equipment exemptions from Customs for our clients.

-Review all contracts types related to supportive/services companies such as (Catering, Cleaning, Employment, Security, ...Etc.) contracts in coordination with EGPC.

-Make sure that the subcontractors are approved from EGPC before make any contracts/agreements with them.

-Follow up our clients agreements with the EGPC especially cost recovering articles - if needed.

Common Responsibilities for Oil & Gas and Multinational Pharmaceutical companies:-

-Responsible for all legal/litigation issues related to corporate business such as:

-Draft, review all types of contracts such as Distribution, Promotion, Employment, Maintenance and CDAs .etc.

-Responsible to attend before the Courts (various divisions), District Attorney, Police Stations.

-Maintain the relationship between the company & the Notary Public Offices, Police Stations, labor offices, Etc. of other governmental entities.

-Meet with the Implementation bailiffs to finalize any seizing orders against the company.

-Ensure that the Egyptian Laws complies with the policy /aims /conducts /ethics of our customers business.

-Handling a variety of different types of litigation & property matters, including litigation & disputes for our customers favor.

-Drafting & reviewing the responses to the Social Insurance Offices and Labor Offices.

-Providing focused legal advice on variety of legal matters & projects throughout the company, negotiating, understands, as well, provides advice regarding an extremely large & complex corporate structure and managing disputes, litigation, involving in a variety of corporate and employment issues for various business units, as well, interacts with exclusive throughout the organization on business, securities & compensation matters.

-Undertake the legal work to the highest professional and client care standards.

-Act as an advocate on behalf of the client, where appropriate in relevant Courts, tribunals and inquiries and instruct litigation team/external law firms to represent the client as necessary.

-Maintain an up-to-date comprehensive legal knowledge of developments in the relevant areas of law and disseminate that information and any implications for the client.

-Prepare and present briefing reports to the client for the current litigation cases.

-Help the client to avoid litigation before it begins. Help the client to evaluate the risk that the decision entails and determine the chances of being sued and the potential cost in the event a suit occurs, provide guidance, counseling and advice on other decisions a client could make or ways in which the client could prevent or minimize the chances of litigation.

-Assist in the analysis of the outcome of claims investigations and interpret, in conjunction with the client as required and the range of available options open.

-Investigate and assist in the assessment of legal liability in respect of the legal claims.

-Provide legal support and guidance to staff requested to attend Court.

-Provide information, advice, guidance and support at an appropriate level to staff, clients relevant to litigation services.

-Ensure effective communication and liaison with all concerned depts. regarding litigation cases to align with them for the updated steps/information for the litigation cases.

2.Novartis Pharma - Multinational Pharmaceutical Company and (Novartis Consumer Health division Alcon division Novartis Technical Operations division Sandoz division)

Position: Senior Legal Associate.

Period: October 2008- August 2014.

Major Responsibility:-

a)For Legal/Litigation Part:

-Responsible to study, draft / create & review contracts for different projects, subcontractors &suppliers, and assure that all contract title documents meets general, special conditions and laws.

-Handling & detecting all legal exhibits & documents.

-Responsible to draft legal warnings, Lawsuits documents.

-Responsible to attend before the Courts (various divisions), District Attorney, Police Stations.

-Planning the main & other subsidiary spare plans for the team / department, & direct the team to the strength points & the situation / position of our company.

-Analyzing & studying the various kinds of cases, negotiating all the related parties of the case deeply.

-Ensure that the Egyptian Laws complies with the policy & aims / conducts / ethics of the company.

-Handling a variety of different types of litigation & property matters, including litigation & disputes.

-Make yearly assessment for the external law firms performance to have the best services they have and enhancing the performance of the External law firms.

-Responsible for interfacing with law firms (Third Party), monitoring them, giving them the full guidance & directions, with full follow-up of the achievements.

-Meet with the external law firms to prepare the litigation documents and ensure all necessary follow up, to make sure that all needed actions are taken for the company favor.

-Ensure effective communication and liaison with all concerned depts. And external law firms regarding litigation cases to align with them for the updated steps/information for the litigation cases.

-Providing all legal services to all the company / companies employees.

-Maintain the relationship between the company & the Notary Public Offices, Police Stations & Departments, labor offices, Etc. of other governmental entities.

-Drafting & reviewing the responses to the Social Insurance Offices & Labor Offices.

-Meet with the Implementation bailiffs to finalize any seizing orders against the company.

-Providing focused legal counsel & advice on variety of legal matters & projects throughout the company, negotiating, assisting in major acquisitions, understands & provides advice regarding an extremely large & complex corporate structure, managing disputes & litigation, involving in a variety of corporate & employment issues for various business units, interacts with exclusive throughout the organization on business, securities & compensation matters.

-Providing inter-departmental legal assistances / advices, incorporating companies in the group, ensuring statutory compliance with the local laws & drafting / reviewing the commercial agreements / contracts.

-Preparing & negotiating agreements for a variety of business units.

-Preparing regular reports annual / quarterly for the company legal cases.

-Providing counsel & guidance to business operators on various matters involving legal agreements, corporate transactions, disputes, due diligence, subpoenas & other informational requests, & a variety of additional legal issues.

-Developing procedures & the systems for the smooth running of the business.

-Attending the negotiations and bargaining as a pre-step before issuing the contracts or go on deals with all the related parties.

-Conduct constructive & effective feedback to all the department members.

-Create & maintain day to day good working environment for all my team members.

-Act as trusted people champion, ensuring that my team members are treated fairly & respectfully.

-Responsible for the investigations.

b)Regional role as CMS (Contract Management System) administrator :

It is reviewing, approving and archiving electronic system for the contracts to be able to track all contracts with its comments since initiation phase till signatures process, and to archive all signed contracts electronically as well for easy accessibility.

This is global system and I was the administrator and the contact point of this system in Egypt.

c)For Compliance Part:

(1) Build the Compliance Standard and related SOP taking into consideration the following:

-Local laws and regulations

-Internal policies and guidelines

-Apply the most stringent rule in all cases

(2) Embed the Compliance Standards in business:

-Provide compliance advices and guidance to business partners in all functions, in order to shape the compliance culture. Lead compliance challenges and support business on how to achieve goals with full integrity

-Share best practices from the industry on how to do business with integrity with the management team

-Establish compliance training plan for associates, support compliance training, and keep track records on the provided training, I am the trainer for (Anti-Bribery FCPA CoC) training annually for all company associates, and archive the training record.

(3) Enforce/impose the compliance culture and requirements:

-Lead risk assessment process across the organization to identify potential compliance risks, measure the possible impact on business, and work with the management team to remediate the identified gaps

-Review the actual transactions related to the compliance standards (on sample basis), and ensure that allegations of misconduct are reported in a timely manner.

-Support the concerned department in implementing sanctions relating to misconduct cases (if any)

-Use the actual misconduct cases as learned lesson for the organization while keeping the confidentiality

-Special focus /attention on the promotional materials to ensure that health authorities requirements are met

-Support the investigation for misconduct cases, and follow up on the sanctions

-Work with the management team to enhance the compliance culture

-Networking with other compliance managers across the industry for alignment and sharing of best practices

d)Additional Role:

Position: Due Diligence Coordinator

Major Responsibility:-

-Initiates the due diligence process and requests that the Third Party completes the respective questionnaire

-Checks whether the questionnaire was fully completed and whether the required additional documents have been submitted by the Third Party

-Verifies the input in the questionnaire against the submitted additional documents

-Analyses and reviews questionnaire and additional documents in particular for red flags

-Interacts with the third party in case of issues or questions

-Assesses whether the Third Party can be engaged, maintained or whether a more extensive due diligence is required with support from Legal or Integrity & Compliance

-Performs the more extensive due diligence where and as needed (or retains support from others to handle this

-Involves Corporate Security to perform suitable due diligence in cases where the outcome of the more extensive due diligence still leaves open important questions

-Prepares executive summary identifying any red flags for decision by the business (contract owner)

-Works closely with Legal, Integrity & Compliance, Corporate Security and local Business and facilitates discussions between these functions when / where appropriate

-Ensures that Legal is involved to draw up appropriate contract documentation

-Duly records and maintains documents collected as part of the due diligence process (e.g., questionnaire, reports, evidence of any additional inquiry, internet search, etc.)

-where necessary seeks guidance from Legal and Integrity & Compliance on the interpretation and application of the Anti-Bribery Policy and the Third Party Guideline.

e)Additional Role:

Position: Information Governance & Management (IGM) Coordinator for legal dept.

Major Responsibility:-

1.Follow-up business record management implementation and train the department colleagues on the following:

-What records are generated and obtained through business activities

-Who owns the records

-How long business records have to be retained

-How to dispose business records in a controlled way

-Where and how to find business records

-Where and how to file a new business record

-How to prevent destruction of business records subject to an investigation / litigation

2.Identify Data Integrity Classifications (No Impact, Non-Critical, Important, Vital)

3.Identify Data Confidentiality Classifications (Publicly Accessible, Business use only, Confidential, Strictly Confidential)

4.Manage Colleagues records:

-If someone leaves the department, all relevant records (or ownership are transferred to his successor or other responsible person

-Ensure that you always find and retrieve your business records easily and in a reasonable time

-Business records are correctly classified

-Business records have to be kept based on legal or regulatory obligations or business requirements

-Business records are getting properly destroyed according to the retention schedule

-Do not destroy or delete any record without proper authority

-Do not records off-site unless authorized

Success Stories with Novartis Pharma:

-Take the lead to innovate legal project to recover to Novartis a huge number of millions EGP - 40 Million EGP- and able to have court decisions for Novartis favor to return to Novartis its dues, although the political and economic circumstances.

-Take all litigation actions to keep Novartis assets and save about one million EGP.

-Take the lead to innovate an idea to save about 300’000 EGP every 3 years.

3.Mass S Company. Construction Company

Position: Lawyer.

Period : July 2005- October 2008.

Responsibility:-

-Drafting the contract in accordance with legal requirements.

-Deal and communicate with labor offices regarding any complaints against the company.

-Deal and communicate with the government authorities regarding any complaints from and/or against the company.

-Responsible for the investigations.

4.Rahouma law firm office.

Position: Lawyer.

Period : January 2002-May 2005.

Responsibility:-

-Follow up the litigation process for the law firm legal cases.

Workshops& Trainings

Negotiation Skills British Legal Center .

Certificate in Egyptian labor law Top Business .

Certificate in English courses Berlitz .

Certificate in Effective Communications & Human Relations Skills Workshop Dale Carnegie Training .

Certificate in Communication Skills Logic .

Complete application development project for System Analysis & Design.

Linguistics& Computer Skills

Arabic: Mother tongue

English: Good

Widows, Ms Word, Ms Excel, Power point, Internet, and Data Entry (Typing) high speed Arabic & English.

Skills

Labor Law

Civil Law

Companies Law

Contracts Negotiation

Governmental Affairs

Data Privacy

Negotiation

Due Diligence

Compliance

Abilities

Have abilities to learn quickly.

Eager to learn and gain knowledge.

Good interpersonal and leadership skills.

Able to work under pressure, cooperative, interested in team work.

Ambitious, self-confident.

Ability to analyze complex information from different sources.

Good understanding of local business environment to verify data.

Strong computer and internet skills for researches required.

Facilitates discussions with a variety of internal stakeholders and the 3rd Party and requires therefore effective communication skills.

Personal Information

Name : Ahmed Mahmoud Sayed Abdel Meguid.

Nationality : Egyptian.

Date of Birth : 7 Feb 1979.

Place of Birth : Cairo.

Sex : Male.

Marital Status : Married.

Religion : Muslim.

Military Status : Exempted.

Graduation date: May 2001

University : Ain Shams.

Faculty : Law

Updates

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