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Senior Legal Counsel

Function: Operations
Location: Egypt
Job Type: Permanent/Full time

May 01, 2024

Company Overview:

In a world increasingly reliant on digital interactions, trust is the foundation upon which meaningful business relationships are built. As online transactions continue to surge at an unprecedented pace, Uqudo stands at the forefront of this transformation. Our mission is ambitious yet unequivocal: to infuse trust into every digital transaction, not only across the Middle East and Africa but also on a global scale.

With a presence in over 70 countries, spanning more than 10 diverse industries and catering to hundreds of unique use cases, Uqudo is the undisputed leader in Identity services within the MEA region.

At Uqudo, we are committed to driving innovation and delivering excellence through cutting-edge solutions, including KYC, Digital Onboarding, KYB, Screening, Biometric Authentication, and a host of other groundbreaking products. What sets us apart is our team’s 20+ years of Identity expertise, our feature-rich platform, and our unwavering dedication to empowering businesses to navigate the complexities of identity management with confidence and ease.

Uqudo is backed by leading venture capital partners in the Middle East who have a proven track record of supporting the region’s most innovative and successful businesses. We firmly believe in attracting the brightest minds and fostering an environment where they can thrive. If you have a passion for technology, a thirst for growth opportunities, and a desire to contribute to a high-performance team, Uqudo is the place to realize your aspirations.

Role Overview:

Uqudo is seeking a dynamic and experienced Senior Legal Counsel to join our team. Reporting to the Administration Manager, the Senior Legal Counsel will play a critical role in providing legal support across various aspects of our business operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in B2B SaaS, Venture Backed Finance, and Fintech-related law, with experience working within the MENA region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently handle a wide range of legal matters, including contract drafting, review, and negotiation, corporate governance, compliance, and risk management.
  • Provide legal guidance and support to internal stakeholders on day-to-day legal issues, ensuring alignment with business objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess legal risks and develop proactive strategies to mitigate them.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on relevant laws, regulations, and industry trends, keeping abreast of changes that may impact the business.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of legal policies, procedures, and best practices to support organizational growth and compliance.
  • Work closely with outsourced legal counsel on specialized topics, ensuring effective communication and collaboration to address complex legal matters.
  • Support corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and integration activities, as needed.
  • Manage legal documentation and records, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and confidentiality.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or related field; JD or equivalent degree preferred.
    Admission to practice law in the MENA region.
  • 10+ years of experience in legal roles, with a focus on B2B SaaS, Venture Backed Finance, and Fintech-related law.
  • Strong understanding of contract law, corporate law, intellectual property, and data privacy regulations.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and research capabilities.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and external partners.
  • Experience working with outsourced legal counsel is a plus.
  • This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of Uqudo while working in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Join us at Uqudo and be part of a team driving innovation in the identity verification space. Together, we’ll shape the future of trust and security for businesses worldwide.

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