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Group Legal Counsel

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job description

Our Story So Far


Twelve years back, Lenskart was started by a 26-year old entrepreneur - because he wanted to solve the problem of preventive blindness. We had humble beginnings - we spread awareness about eyecare, we took orders for eyeglasses online and shipped them to customers from a warehouse that was the size of a modern-day conference room.


As of today, little by little, Lenskart has served 40 Million people across the globe - helping them see better and lead better quality lives. Simultaneously, we’ve also built ourselves up to be Asia’s largest eyewear company. We have 10,000+ Lenskartians worldwide, more than 1500 Omni channel stores across 175 cities in India, Singapore and Dubai and cut to 2022 - we are shipping a pair of eyewear every 2.5 seconds, from the world’s most automated eyewear factory! In 2022, Lenskart partnered with Owndays and took a majority stake in the Japanese-owned eyewear player that has a deep presence in Asia. With this partnership, we have added an additional 400 stores and extended our reach to 13 countries.


Our Key Investors

Softbank, ADIA, Kedaara Capital, Steadview Capital, Premji Invest, Temasek, Holding, KKR, Alpha Wave Ventures, Bay Capital


You: In Our Next Chapter

We've come a long way but we're not there yet. "Good is not good enough," you'll hear Lenskartians say that often. Our aim is to serve One Billion eyes by 2025 globally. And in this journey, we want to go beyond vision correction to transform the way people see and experience the world. That’s our new purpose - and we can only get there through cutting-edge technology and exceptional people.

Job requirements

About the team


With our expansion into KSA, we are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Legal Counsel to join our growing team in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The ideal candidate will be a native Arabic speaker with a strong background in retail leasing and contracting. They will play a key role in supporting Lenskart expansion plans in the Middle East by drafting and negotiating complex legal agreements, managing compliance with local laws, and providing strategic counsel on a wide range of

legal matters.


What your responsibilities will be 

  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts; Contract Management

  • Draft and negotiate lease agreements for Lenskart’ retail stores in the Middle East.

  • Draft and negotiate general agreements with service providers, suppliers, and other vendors.

  • Maintain a repository of all contracts entered into by Lenskart in the Middle East and monitor renewals.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Keep a track of Lenskart’ compliance with various laws applicable to it in the Middle East, including commercial laws, labour laws, and intellectual property laws.

  • Make relevant compliance reporting needed for board, audit committee and in the compliance management tool.

  • Liaise with local service providers to obtain licenses and get compliances done for Lenskart in the Middle East.

Disputes

  • Develop a strategy in relation to resolution of disputes.

  • Manage external counsel and keep a track of litigation.

Expansion

  • Liaise with external service providers to set up entities for Lenskart in the Middle East.

  • Keep track of entity licenses for Lenskart in the Middle East and renew them.

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain company’ intellectual property in the Middle East – identifying new IP to be registered, renewing expiring IP, and working with service providers for registration.

  • Maintain legal and secretarial records of Lenskart in the Middle East


Who we are looking for 

  • Eligible to practice law in one of the GCC countries; preferably KSA.

  • Native Arabic speaker

  • 5-10 years of experience as a legal counsel, preferably with experience in retail leasing and contracting.

  • Strong understanding of corporate, commercial laws, labour laws in the Middle East.

  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills.

  • Proven ability to manage complex legal matters and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work in a matrixed reporting structure.


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