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Resume for Mona H. for Attorney / Paralegal / Legal Services in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Occupation: Attorney / Paralegal Industry: Legal Services
Country: United Arab Emirates City: Dubai
State: Dubai ZIP: 12467

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Nationality: Jordanian

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Curriculum Vitae 

Legal Counsel



For the past several years, I have served as an attorney in Jordan and the GCC region in different capacities, and currently as an inhouse counsel for Majid Al Futtaim Group. I have established a strong, diversified corporate/commercial background in regionwide ME and GCC laws, regulations and business practices. I offer advanced crosscultural communications skills as I am proficient in the Arabic and English languages. 


InHouse Legal Counsel May – Present   

Majid Al Futtaim Group and Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, Dubai, UAE           

Corporate and Commercial:

  • Prepared reports for the boards of directors and chief executive officers covering economic and legal issues relating to countries where MAF companies had potential interests to invest, notably covering foreign investments laws, labour laws and regulations, taxes, companies laws and prohibitions or sanctions which may hinder the businesses.
  • Worked on legal actions of all types filed by and against clients, liaised with external lawyers for such purpose and gave such lawyers instruction as per the business requirements of clients.
  • Prepared and reviewed a monthly litigation report which included all cases pertaining to the Group and liaised with external lawyers with regard to the Group’s files, billed hours and invoices.
  • Took lead in conference calls, meetings and negotiations with outside parties along with relevant line managers for concluding commercial deals.
  • Worked on the establishment of companies and subsidiaries including a financial credit card company regulated by the Department of Economic Development and the Central Bank a joint venture with two Japanese companies and a subsidiary of a joint venture in Oman.
  • Coordinated with the Company Secretary department with regard to board of directors meetings pertaining to MAF Ventures.
  • Information Technology and Leisure & Entertainment:

  • Reviewed and negotiated IT agreements with contracting parties such as the agreement with Orange Business Services UK, to establish a telecommunications hub which connects the entire Majid Al Futtaim Group of companies in the MENA region in one telecommunications cloud.
  • Reviewed and negotiated consultancy and engineering agreements, service level agreements, software and hardware purchasing and installation agreements and drafted template agreements such as hardware purchasing, software licensing, supply agreements and assisted in drafting the IT department’s business policies.
  • Finance and Insurance:

  • Assisted in the negotiations pertaining to setting up a major credit card issuing business throughout the MENA region and reviewed the Joint Venture, License, Brand Service and Emblem Agreements and reviewed the agreements and the daytoday business of the credit card company.
  • Reviewed and redrafted insurance agreements including an insurance distribution agreement with American Insurance Group AIG and a triparty extended warranty agreement between MAF Ventures, Carrefour and AIG.

    Human Resources and Administration

  • Drafted and reviewed employment agreements under UAE/DIFC Laws.
  • Reviewed consultancy agreements for consultants in the UK, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt and Syria.
  • Provided legal opinions to the Human Resources department with regard to company employees’ rights and obligations under the labor laws of Kuwait, Qatar and  Bahrain.
  • Instructed external legal counsels to ensure that the recruitment and employment processes such as work permits, residency visas were in compliance with local labor and immigration laws.

    InHouse Legal Counsel               Jan – Apr                        

    MAS International Company, Kuwait                

  • Prepared and minuted General Assembly and Board of Directors Agendas and resolutions
  • Provided legal assistance and consultancies with regard to time sharing transactions
  • Drafted various types of commercial contracts and company policies
  • Studied real estate markets outside of Kuwait and established subsidiaries in Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, UAE accordingly.  

    Junior Lawyer    Jan – Jan

    International Counsel Bureau, Kuwait              

  • Drafted and reviewed commercial contracts including but not limited to real estate development, insurance, tenancy, time sharing, sale/purchase and shareholders agreements.
  • Participated in various types of work for petroleum, financial and general trading companies: such as the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation including joint venture negotiations, establishing subsidiaries and amending articles of association.

    Legal Practitioner  Feb – Aug                                                      

    The Law Firm of Nabil Gharbieh and Esam Katbeh, Jordan      

  • Worked on numerous cases in Civil, Commercial, Labor, and Criminal Laws.


          University of Western Sydney, Jordan

    Graduate Diploma  – International Business Law

          University of Jordan,                Jordan

                Bachelor of Arts – Law Degree 


    Member of the Jordanian Bar Association – Qualified in  


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