Personal Profile Statement / Career Objective
Competent, Dynamic and Gulf experience as Legal professional seasoned with 7 year’s record of delivering key significant contributions towards companies continued business growth. Possess ability to deliver stipulated tasks within the set time frame in a multicultural dynamic business environment. Desirous for continuous learning with good analytical, problem solving, decision making, organization, coordination, time management, communication and interpersonal skills; Seeks a challenging work profile where gained skills, experience and knowledge will have a valuable impact.
Area of Expertise
Legal drafting, reviewing, execution.
Liaison with GOVT, Semi GOVT, Free zone offices
Compliance and Regulatory
Leasing and Renting of units
Registration & Cancellation of units at DLD
Gained 14 years of experience in legal field. Out of which last 7 years in UAE
Capability to meet deadlines and targets
Well versed in DLD Platform
Confident - Reliable - Flexible Person
Proactive and self-motivated
Hardworking Individual & Target Driven
Demonstrate ability to prepare legal documents
Understanding the quality management principle
Wide knowledge about laws and regulations
Employment and Work Experience
Jun 2018- Jan 2019 with Lals Group Dubai as Legal Executive Legal Affairs.
Drafting reviewing and execution of lease, franchise, joint venture, sale and purchase, MOUs, NDAs, share transfer, MOA, MOU and AOA etc.
Liaison with various governmental, semi-governmental and Free zone authorities like Dubai Economic Department, Ajman Free zone, JAFZA, SAIF Zone with respect to formation and renewal of companies.
Registration and follow-ups of intellectual properties like Trademark, Patent etc.
Legal advice to directors, managers with respect to internal and external legal issuies.
Liaison with external law firms with respect to litigation matters.
Feb 2016 – 2018 March Legal Adviser Al Mizan International LLC
Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and executing various legal documents related to the development of projects including Joint Development Agreements, Construction Agreements, Consultancy Agreements, Facilities Management Agreements, Disclosure Agreements, Jointly Owned Property Declarations, Master Community Declarations, SPAs, Reservation contracts, Investment Agreements, Assignment agreements etc.
Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and executing various legal documents related to the management of real estate projects including leases, property management agreements, development agreements, assignment agreements, settlement agreements, confidentiality agreements, MOUs, LOIs and all other related documents.
Ensure proper compliance with all property laws and regulations including, but not limited to, Dubai Landlord and Tenant Law.
Liaison with various governmental and semi-governmental authorities like Dubai Land Department, Dubai Municipality, Master Developer, RERA with respect to quires, approvals and clarifications pertaining to projects and project inspections etc.
Provide legal consultation, advice and support on a wide range of laws including corporate laws, employment laws, real estate laws with respect to existing and prospective matters. Due Diligence of plots and projects the company is interested to acquire/invest in.
Represent the company before Labour Court, Arbitration, Rental Dispute Centre etc.
Jan 2012 – Sep 2015 Legal Adviser Orion Holding and Silver Heights Real Estate LLC
Drafting, Review, Negotiating and Validation of various documents and contracts related to real estate including Sale and Purchase Agreements, joint ventures, Memorandum of Understanding, Lease Agreements, Rent to Own Contracts, Agency Agreements (exclusive, nonexclusive), Non-disclosure Agreements, Undertakings, Indemnities, Assignment Agreements, Settlement Agreements etc.
Management of various documents and compliance and follow ups with litigation in courts and Rent Dispute Committee.
Legal Advice to the management, shareholders, group heads, and managers of the organisation.
Litigation Support to the external lawyers and legal offices, follow up cases and report the updates to the management with respect to the status and proceedings.
2002 – 2011 Legal Consultant India Law LLP
Acted as a consultant/retainer for Pride Group of companies managing their real estate and investment including management (leasing and sale) of retail shops and offices in a mall building.
Attending various proceedings encompassing Writ Petitions, Appeals, Public Interest Litigations arising out of various Social issues, Summary Suits, Complaints, Service Matters & Litigation.
Managing cases pending before Civil Courts, Criminal Courts, Consumer Forum (District & National) and Labour Court.
Liaising with Company Advocates and Solicitors and acting as in-house Legal Counsel.
Answering to the Legal Notices of the consumers and defending the actions of the company.
Assisting the senior counsel in various legal researches on multi-jurisdictional aspects of law on web tools of Westlaw and LexisNexis and appearing before the Trial courts and other Forums.
Assisting senior counsel during the arguments by preparing case papers and citations for legal proceedings.
Monitoring the continuous progress of cases pending under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, Labour cases coming under workman compensation Act, Labour Act and Industrial Disputes Act.
Graduated - 2001 Bachelor in Law LLB University of Mysore, India
Graduated - 1999 Bachelor in Commerce University of Calicut, India
Certified - 2012 Real Estate Practitioner Dubai Real Estate Institute
Graduated - 1999 Diploma in IATA SATM, Cochin India
Knowledgeable: I have developed a pragmatic approach to complex legal issues
Communication: I am an eloquent individual with excellent listening and presenting skills
Team: I have experience of working with people from different backgrounds, ages and professional level, enabling me to build strong relationships and trust
Software: Proficient in MS - office
Visa Status: Visit
Marital Status: Married
Known Languages: English, Arabic, Hindi, Malayalam, Tami
Place: SHERIF PADUVANPADAN