Job Ref JMH/A405
Salary Highly Attractive Tax Free Salary, Benefits, Bonus
Experience Level 6 - 8 YRS PQE
Practice Area Energy, Projects & ConstructionLitigation
Construction Lawyer – Litigation/ Disputes Focus – Senior Associate – Global law firm – Dubai, UAE
This global law firm offers strength and breadth of coverage in the Middle East construction market that is unrivalled amongst its peers, particularly on the contentious side where it advises major multinational contractors on high-value and sometimes high-profile disputes. Experience gained here will be of the highest calibre and will serve to position you as a lawyer operating at the top end of one of the world’s most dynamic construction sectors. Working closely with Partners, you will take a lead role on matters and will be actively involved in business development efforts. It is a meritocratic environment and one in which you will have every opportunity to build your network of contacts with a view to long-term career progression.
This role is likely to require at least five years’ relevant post-qualification experience of high-value construction litigation, and ideally, arbitration gained with a leading UK/US/international law firm. You will be ambitious, with strong communication and client management skills and a desire to build your business network in the Middle East region. Experience in the region is useful but not essential – we are also keen to hear from lawyers with high-quality construction experience gained in the UK or Australasia.
Dubai has much to offer beyond the obvious sun, sea and tax-free income. Practising as a lawyer here means being in one of the world’s premier financial centres, at the hub of business in the Middle East. You will get hands-on with international clients, typically as part of a small team, enjoying lots of client contact and business development exposure. Career prospects tend to be strong and should you move on in the future, your experience will be respected worldwide. Outside of work, it ticks all the boxes for an exciting ex-pat lifestyle, with world-class restaurants and leisure facilities on your doorstep and as home to Emirates Airlines, the whole region just a short trip away.
Highly attractive tax-free salary, benefits, bonus, relocation
The firm is actively seeking applicants and intends to interview suitable candidates via videoconference. We anticipate a start date in late 2019 (depending on your notice period). Speak to Jason Horobin or Charlotte Hooper at Origin Legal.