Legal Counsel - #29079

S&P Global, Inc.

Date: 1 week ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time
Legal Counsel About the Role:

Grade Level (for internal use):
The Role:

Legal Counsel - MENA

The Team:

This position reports to Head of Commodity Insights Legal - EMEA. You will work in a high-energy, client-facing, multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment and will have the opportunity to apply and develop negotiation and drafting skills, work in a collaborative environment and be part of a team that provides crucial support to the organization across multiple countries and legal systems.

Responsibilities and Impact:

You will be the strategic legal point covering the legal affairs of Commodity Insights business in Middle East and North Africa. You will be responding to internal client inquiries, providing valuable support in the handling of legal matters and in all aspects of the contract process, reviewing contracts, training the commercial organization on legal and contracting procedures, negotiating and drafting contracts for financial information and analytical products and services and assisting with special projects outside of routine client facing contracting as needed.

  • Strategic, emotionally intelligent thinker with an ability to instill trust and confidence in cross-functional and cross-divisional team members and stakeholders
  • Primary responsibility for legal negotiation and advice on complex commercial agreements and related matters impacting products and services, with specific emphasis on legal landscape in Middle East and North America.
  • Draft, negotiate, and assess data rights for a variety of agreements, including but not limited to, complex distribution, channel partner and strategic agreements, customer agreements for products and services, services, data and technology vendor agreements, and marketing agreements.
  • Interact with KSA government authorities and regulators.
  • Ensure that the Company's intellectual property and general practices are protected, and liability and risk exposure are mitigated.
  • Identification, enforcement, and training on appropriate policies and procedures, including areas concerning competition law, privacy and other regulatory matters.

What We're Looking For:
  • Law degree and [7-12] years of experience in-house or at a law firm working with in-house clients. In-house experience is a plus.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in GCC and KSA laws and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently while being a team player who brings a positive attitude to the workplace and works collaboratively across functions and departments.
  • Requires a practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and effectively counsel internal clients by providing them with clear, concise and pragmatic advice and creative solutions where necessary to meet their business needs.
  • Strong working knowledge of contract, intellectual property law and an understanding of the international laws of the jurisdictions. This includes protection of copyright and other proprietary rights, data privacy, warranties, indemnification, disclaimer of liability and information reuse provisions.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication in English and Arabic.

What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: [email protected] and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), LGLLGL202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group) Job ID 295198

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