About the role

We are looking for an experienced, ambitious and pro-active Director of Legal for Careem Pay to be based in Dubai who will work directly with the General Counsel in further building the Careem Pay legal function globally.

Key responsibilities

  • Advising senior Careem Pay business stakeholders, including the CEO
  • Oversight and leading on Careem Pay transactions
  • Negotiating with government authorities and regulators
  • Drafting and reviewing of complex fintech contracts
  • Formulating risk management strategies

About you 

The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to improving the lives of people, an insane focus on excellence, and a strong alignment with our core values: being bold, focused, agile and collaborative. This candidate will thrive on uncertainty, the challenge of building totally new models in the region, be unafraid to work long hours and have a clear spike on getting things done. Additional qualifications include:

  • Law degree from a top international university
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum of 3 years in-house in the fintech industry. A startup environment is preferred. Strong fintech legal knowledge around US/EU/UK regulations required and MENA regulatory knowledge preferred
  • Minimum of 5yrs experience at an international law firm in finance/corporate/regulatory
  • The ability to prioritise and multi-task, particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A methodical approach to work with a strong focus on accuracy
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, exciting and unstructured environment






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