Senior Associate/Counsel | Dubai OR Riyadh/Jeddah
Type of Job:
Attractive Tax free Ex-Pat Package inc Basic and Housing allowances, Medical Insurance, Annual Ticket and Medical Insurance
Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai or Saudi (Optional)
A dynamic and boutique law firm who’s HQ is in Dubai, is currently seeking a Senior Associate or Counsel level Attorney who can deliver excellence whilst advising on and managing large ticket M&A/Corporate transactions across the region.
The firm has been practicing for over 30years, and is very well established in the region with 4 regional offices. Their main focus area is Corporate M&A and their Corporate Partners are some of the leading Partners in the region, working on some of the most interesting and large-value transactions in the region. With a well established practice, any new candidate joining the team will be able to focus on delivering quality legal advice and excellence in general to their current portfolio of clients as well as new business.
Responsibilities will include:
Working closely with multiple clients (including private equity firms, government sponsored institutions, national and multinational corporations, regional funds, and corporate conglomerates) to advise on large scale, complex M&A and other corporate transactions
Handling front-line management of both buy and sell side mandates including drafting and negotiating key transaction documents, taking control of due diligence and disclosure exercises, and all completion mechanics
Advising on and drafting key transaction documents such as shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, share sale and purchase agreements, asset sale and purchase agreements, disclosure letters, subscription agreements, employee incentive schemes, and ancillary documentation
Assisting clients with corporate establishment, registration, transformation, governance and liquidation
Managing projects to a budget and taking responsibility for providing high level of client service
Working as part of a team including assisting with the supervision of junior and mid-level lawyers’ work, and taking an active part in sharing knowledge and experience with the team
To be considered for this position, candidates should meet the following criteria:
8+ years of experience in public M&A, private equity, and/or corporate transactions, with at least 4 years practicing in an international law firm setting
Professional Bar Qualification in either the USA or UK Jurisdictions
Exceptional technical, drafting, and commercial skills (especially in connection with key M&A transaction documents)
Prior experience of working in the Middle East is preferred, but candidates based outside the region will be considered if they have the relevant skillset and perhaps some exposure to the market from other locations.
Arabic language skills are a plus but not required
Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm/focussed under pressure
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10 May 2021, 23:00:00