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Legal Counsel

At ABC, we brew the joy of true togetherness to inspire a better world. A big part of that means brewing better people with the heart of our company in our four values:


  • Passion for consumers and customers
  • Care for people and planet
  • Enjoyment of life
  • Courage to dream and pioneer


Job Purpose

Legal Counsel role is key role in ABC with responsibility for providing legal advice to various departments. You will be responsible for in-house legal matters including drafting agreements, addressing compliance issues, and participating in negotiation discussions. In order to succeed, this candidate should feel comfortable working with in-house and outside counsels on a variety of legal matters.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Contracts:
  • Negotiate, review and draft all types of agreements for the different departments such as (commercial, HR, Finance, Operational etc.). Hold required internal & external meetings with stakeholders to negotiate terms of agreements.
  • Ensuring the update of the templates with any new requirements to be added or removed, according to company policies, laws and regulations.
  • Maintaining and updating a shared database for all contracts to ensure smooth accessibility to templates.
  • Ensure that the legal function has the originals of all agreements and legal documents
  • Manage the archiving system of contracts to ensure proper physical and soft location of contracts


  1. Litigation
  • Follow up with the external lawyers on the court cases and maintaining a record for hearing dates.
  • Follow-up on the litigation reports by the law firm and written pleadings and preparation of documents
  • Ensure proper communication to the relevant department on the progress of the cases
  1. Compliance and Legal Operation 
  • Conduct legal research and provide legal opinions to all ABC departments.
  • Provide legal advice and opinions in all legal aspects, in addition to interpreting legislation, rulings and regulations
  • Ensure the company operation, daily practice and internal documents are in line with legal requirements and especially competition law and company’s policies.             
  • Provide legal trainings to ABC business departments and raise legal awareness per function
  • Assist the Senior Legal Counsel in strategic pillars such as (IP, License to Operate and Corporate Governance).
  • Act as the compliance officer for their concerned departments
  • Handle other administrative and corporate tasks including but not limited to in preparing presentation materials, drafting minutes for meetings, OGMs, etc, depending on the business.


Education & Experiences

Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Law

Years of Experience: 2-3 years of relevant experience preferably in FMCGs. Previous experience in Legal Department of an international cooperation or international cooperation or multinational Law firm.

Qualifications & Other Requirements

  • Excellent command of English and Arabic Languages
  • Excellent Microsoft Office knowledge especially Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent legal skills and knowledge of Egyptian Laws
  • Keep up to date on relevant changes in laws


Personal Skills

  • Critical and Challenging
  • Analytical Skills
  • Confident in communicating at all levels of seniority
  • High Persuasion and Negotiation skills
  • Pro-active & Teamwork oriented


Functional Competencies:

Agile Mindset

Curious and wants to learn.
Not afraid to propose and try new things; is prepared to fail, learn and share.
Can change and adapt quickly; embraces change.
Actively seeks opportunities to improve processes and procedures.

Digitally .Adept

Understands the digital strategy of HEINEKEN and provides expert legal advice.
Identifies legal issues in digital projects.
Completes appropriate digital legal skills training.
Advocates use of new technology to improve legal services; actively seeks ways to further use of technology; gathers, interprets and analyses data to make insight-driven recommendations and decisions.

Legal Expertise

Consistently demonstrates practical and strategic legal expertise; gives timely advice; works with pace and urgency.
Takes pride in the quality of own work.
Actively shares knowledge and trains others; helps to create a continuous learning environment.
Actively develops oneself and own skills.

Professional Judgement

Has detailed knowledge of our business and the brewing industry.
Provides expert professional judgement and timely guidance to benefit the business.
Acts with integrity.
Follows trends and takes all relevant factors into account in decisions.
Takes calculated risks, seeks guidance when needed.
Seeks views of others but makes own independent judgements.
Applies business acumen; weighs commercial interests and business risks
Applies knowledge to benefit the business.

Problem Solving

Is practical, creative and thinks outside the box.
Manages problems, challenges and issues effectively and on time.
Asks oneself “how can I make this work?”; proposes and implements solutions.
Reaches out for help when needed.

Stakeholder Management

Communicates legal issues in a concise, clear and fact-based manner.
Earns trust by building solid and sustainable internal and external relationships.
Takes responsibility and accountability for own work and legal issues.
Interacts with stakeholders with professionalism, transparency and integrity.
Advocates effectively and influences decisions.

Job Segment: Compliance, Law, Database, Legal, Technology

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