Bilal Alhamwi

Freelance Arabic Translator & Legal Translator

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Bilal Al Hamwi
Summary
Profile: Male, 48.
Nationality: Syrian
Current Location:
Current position: Legal Affairs Senior Manager, Reporting to: G.M
Company: MTN Syria.

Work Experience
Feb 2009 – 2013:
MTN Syria “Mobile Telephone Networks” Legal Affairs Senior Manager
• Provides legal counsel and guidance to the management on all legal matters, including personnel law, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, contracts, and other laws and regulations.
• Anticipates and identifies legal issues and counsel management in order to develop legal strategies and solutions often with limited time for assessing alternatives.
• Reviews, researches, interprets, and prepares both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues.
• Represents or coordinates the representation of MTN Syria in judicial and administrative proceedings, and in negotiations with other governmental agencies.
• Develops and manages annual budgets for the legal affairs department.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• Provides oversight of the investigation of complaints dealing with harassment, equal employment opportunity…etc.
• Designs, establishes, maintains and oversees the company’s contract review and approval mechanisms.
• Reviews contracts, leases, and other legal documents; researches legal issues and recommends revisions as necessary.
• Reviews, and recommends approval of policies and procedures, regulations, and other legal documents.
• Manage and assist the legal team in fulfilling the legal tasks efficiently.
• Check and review all legal document before approval
• Negotiate, draft and review contracts and ensure that they conform with the company’s needs.
• Organize and split the work within the team
• To meet every week with the team or when needed to discuss the current and the future legal issues and their follow up
• To meet externally with the establishments’ representative for issues in relation with the legal work
• To be in permanent contact with external lawyers
• To follow up on the court actions.
• To coordinate with the legal department in MTN Group.
• Internal: All Division , Departments.
• External: STE, Suppliers, Site Owners.

Feb 1987 - Jan 2009:

Law office of Bilal Hamwi And Associates Attorney at law/ legal advisor

• Legal advisor on general civil -General commercial counseling-Business process-Transaction counseling and drafting-Negotiating-Compliance –Regulatory
• Dispute Resolution : litigation -Alternative dispute resolution ( direct negotiation-arbitration-mediation)-Representing Clients ( corporate and individuals)in government investigations-litigation-Documentation-Provide legal training to under training lawyers.
• Drafting constitutive documents in relation with formation of different types of companies in compliance with the provisions of the Commercial Companies Law, Foreign Investment Law.
• Advising various international bodies on different legal aspects in relations with civil and litigation issues and commercial contracts including drafting and reviewing different commercial and projects agreements.
• Drafting and advising on different types of commercial and civil contracts.
• Representing clients in arbitration in relation of commercial claims and acted as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.
• Registration of trade marks.
• Drafting different memorandum of claims and defense in respect of different insurance and other commercial arbitration.
• Litigation in different commercial and civil cases before the competent courts of Syria, and Drafting memorandums in that relation.

Jan 1984 - Jan 1987:
Information Ministry clerk-legal affairs Documentation, Compliance

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of the range of applicable laws and regulations which impact all facets of MTN Syria policy and operations
• Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research
• Knowledge of the judicial system and procedures
• Knowledge of institutional policies, procedures and regulations, and the legal environment within which they operate
• Knowledge of legal documentation procedures and requirements
• Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise.

Skills / physical competencies:
• Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
• Ability to analyze and interpret issues and to prepare legal opinions.
• Good command of English
• Good computer skills (MS Office).

Behavioral qualities:

• Good interpersonal savvy skills
• Good peer relationship skills
• Good problem solving skills
• Good decision quality skills
• Good presentation skills
• Good command skills
• Developing direct reports skills
• Good organizing skills
• Good priority setting skills
• Good composure skills
• High sense of responsibility

Education:

Jan 1983 - Dec 1986: Bachelor Degree in Law, GPA good, Damascus University, Syria.
Oct 1992 - Jun 1993: English Language, Oakton Community College. Chicago IL, USA.

Other Certificates:

1991 Qualified lawyer. Syrian Bar Association, Syria
2003 Lawyers for the new millennium. Law Society of England and Wales
2007 International Commercial Arbitration and Other Alternative Dispute Resolution. ADR Center, Italy
2009 Presentation Skills and Public Speaking MECEPUS, Damascus.
Conference of Public Private partnership British Syrian Society
Effective Leadership Skills for Managers Starmanship.
Official Correspondents. Shuaa El Sham Damascus
2010 FIDIC Contracts Meethak Law firm, Damascus
Business Etiquette Workshop Etiquette-Wise, Damascus
Negotiation Skills Think HR, Damascus
Leading Bold Change MTN Group
Conference of Telecommunications law & Regulations in the Middle East 2010. IIR Middle East, Dubai, UAE.
Report Writing Tadreeb, Damascus.
Executive manager and strategic implementation Lebanese American University.
The Social Responsibility of Business Lebanese American University.
Effective Time Management Lebanese American University.
2011 Information Security awareness New Horizons, Damascus.
Stakeholder Management MTN Group.
Reputation Management MTN Group.
Managing and Leading an effective In-house Legal Department Falconbury, Cambridge UK.
2012 Budget Software MTN Group
Corporate Affairs Forum MTN Group, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Languages:

• English: Fluent.
• Arabic: Mother tongue.

Bilal Al Hamwi
Summary
Profile: Male, 48.
Nationality: Syrian
Current Location: Syria
Current position: Legal Affairs Senior Manager, Reporting to: G.M
Company: MTN Syria.

Work Experience
Feb 2009 – Present:
MTN Syria “Mobile Telephone Networks” Legal Affairs Senior Manager
• Provides legal counsel and guidance to the management on all legal matters, including personnel law, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations, contracts, and other laws and regulations.
• Anticipates and identifies legal issues and counsel management in order to develop legal strategies and solutions often with limited time for assessing alternatives.
• Reviews, researches, interprets, and prepares both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues.
• Represents or coordinates the representation of MTN Syria in judicial and administrative proceedings, and in negotiations with other governmental agencies.
• Develops and manages annual budgets for the legal affairs department.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
• Provides oversight of the investigation of complaints dealing with harassment, equal employment opportunity…etc.
• Designs, establishes, maintains and oversees the company’s contract review and approval mechanisms.
• Reviews contracts, leases, and other legal documents; researches legal issues and recommends revisions as necessary.
• Reviews, and recommends approval of policies and procedures, regulations, and other legal documents.
• Manage and assist the legal team in fulfilling the legal tasks efficiently.
• Check and review all legal document before approval
• Negotiate, draft and review contracts and ensure that they conform with the company’s needs.
• Organize and split the work within the team
• To meet every week with the team or when needed to discuss the current and the future legal issues and their follow up
• To meet externally with the establishments’ representative for issues in relation with the legal work
• To be in permanent contact with external lawyers
• To follow up on the court actions.
• To coordinate with the legal department in MTN Group.
• Internal: All Division , Departments.
• External: STE, Suppliers, Site Owners.

Feb 1987 - Jan 2009:

Law office of Bilal Hamwi And Associates Attorney at law/ legal advisor

• Legal advisor on general civil -General commercial counseling-Business process-Transaction counseling and drafting-Negotiating-Compliance –Regulatory
• Dispute Resolution : litigation -Alternative dispute resolution ( direct negotiation-arbitration-mediation)-Representing Clients ( corporate and individuals)in government investigations-litigation-Documentation-Provide legal training to under training lawyers.
• Drafting constitutive documents in relation with formation of different types of companies in compliance with the provisions of the Commercial Companies Law, Foreign Investment Law.
• Advising various international bodies on different legal aspects in relations with civil and litigation issues and commercial contracts including drafting and reviewing different commercial and projects agreements.
• Drafting and advising on different types of commercial and civil contracts.
• Representing clients in arbitration in relation of commercial claims and acted as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.
• Registration of trade marks.
• Drafting different memorandum of claims and defense in respect of different insurance and other commercial arbitration.
• Litigation in different commercial and civil cases before the competent courts of Syria, and Drafting memorandums in that relation.

Jan 1984 - Jan 1987:
Information Ministry clerk-legal affairs Documentation, Compliance

Knowledge:
• Knowledge of the range of applicable laws and regulations which impact all facets of MTN Syria policy and operations
• Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research
• Knowledge of the judicial system and procedures
• Knowledge of institutional policies, procedures and regulations, and the legal environment within which they operate
• Knowledge of legal documentation procedures and requirements
• Knowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise.

Skills / physical competencies:
• Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
• Ability to analyze and interpret issues and to prepare legal opinions.
• Good command of English
• Good computer skills (MS Office).

Behavioral qualities:

• Good interpersonal savvy skills
• Good peer relationship skills
• Good problem solving skills
• Good decision quality skills
• Good presentation skills
• Good command skills
• Developing direct reports skills
• Good organizing skills
• Good priority setting skills
• Good composure skills
• High sense of responsibility

Education:

Jan 1983 - Dec 1986: Bachelor Degree in Law, GPA good, Damascus University, Syria.
Oct 1992 - Jun 1993: English Language, Oakton Community College. Chicago IL, USA.

Other Certificates:

1991 Qualified lawyer. Syrian Bar Association, Syria
2003 Lawyers for the new millennium. Law Society of England and Wales
2007 International Commercial Arbitration and Other Alternative Dispute Resolution. ADR Center, Italy
2009 Presentation Skills and Public Speaking MECEPUS, Damascus.
Conference of Public Private partnership British Syrian Society
Effective Leadership Skills for Managers Starmanship.
Official Correspondents. Shuaa El Sham Damascus
2010 FIDIC Contracts Meethak Law firm, Damascus
Business Etiquette Workshop Etiquette-Wise, Damascus
Negotiation Skills Think HR, Damascus
Leading Bold Change MTN Group
Conference of Telecommunications law & Regulations in the Middle East 2010. IIR Middle East, Dubai, UAE.
Report Writing Tadreeb, Damascus.
Executive manager and strategic implementation Lebanese American University.
The Social Responsibility of Business Lebanese American University.
Effective Time Management Lebanese American University.
2011 Information Security awareness New Horizons, Damascus.
Stakeholder Management MTN Group.
Reputation Management MTN Group.
Managing and Leading an effective In-house Legal Department Falconbury, Cambridge UK.
2012 Budget Software MTN Group
Corporate Affairs Forum MTN Group, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Languages:

• English: Fluent.
• Arabic: Mother tongue.