Job Ref JMH/A403
Salary Attractive Tax Free Salary, Benefits, Relocation
Experience Level 6 - 8 YRS PQE
Practice Area Corporate & Commercial
Corporate Lawyer – Senior Associate – Global law firm – Dubai, UAE or Doha, Qatar
This leading international law firm offers such strength in depth across the Middle East that you are virtually guaranteed a consistent flow of high-quality and varied corporate work, spanning M&A, private equity, joint ventures and restructuring. As a senior corporate associate, you will benefit from being part of a renowned team in which you will work in close collaboration with some of the most respected Partners in the region. You will be building high-quality experience and developing strong client relationships, all of which will stand you in good stead as your career progresses towards Partnership. Opportunities to realise your potential are good here, in what is a highly commercial and meritocratic environment.
You will be admitted in the UK/US/AUS/NZ and likely to have at least five years’ post-qualification experience (although all candidates operating as Senior Associate level are encouraged to apply). Strong corporate transactional experience gained with a City/US/International or equivalent firm is essential. Arabic language skills are not required but would certainly be an asset. Strong commercial/BD skills are a must.
The Middle East team is integrated across offices and operates region-wide, hence the role can be located in Dubai or Doha, depending on your preference. Both locations offer much beyond the obvious attractions of sun, sea and tax-free income. Practising as a lawyer here means being in a major financial centre where you will get hands-on with international clients, as part of a smaller team (particularly in Doha), 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. Both locations have excellent airlines which offer opportunities to travel across the wider region.
The firm is actively seeking applicants and intends to interview suitable candidates via videoconference. We anticipate a start date between four and six months from application (depending on your notice period). Speak to Jason Horobin or Charlotte Hooper at Origin Legal.