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Associate - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Our Mergers & Acquisitions team is currently seeking an
ambitious, energetic and talented corporate Mid-level Associate, with
at least 3 to 6 years PQE. This role will include, but is not limited
to, the following:
Advising on large scale, complex, cross-border M&A, venture
capital, private equity, and/or investment funds transactions.
Working closely with SWFs, national and multinational corporations
and regional and global funds and family offices.
Drafting and negotiating key transaction documents, working with
members of the team to manage due diligence, disclosure exercises
and closings. Taking responsibility for providing high level of
Advising on key transaction documents including term sheets, offer
letters, subscription agreements, share sale and purchase
agreements, shareholders' agreements, joint venture agreements and
Developing relationships with clients including gaining knowledge
of the client's businesses, economic drivers, market and sector
requirements in order to ensure advice is relevant and commercial.
Working as part of a team including assisting with the supervision
of junior lawyers and paralegals, and taking an active part in
sharing knowledge and experience with the team
Associates are given regular and direct contact with clients.
If of interest, opportunities for secondments with clients are
available. Posting to other offices under the firm's associate
transfer programme is also a possibility
Our UAE offices offer clients one of the strongest corporate,
M&A, private equity, venture capital, investment funds and
commercial practices in the UAE. Our team in the UAE works closely
with global clients including major tech companies and multinationals,
the region's leading sovereign wealth funds, private equity and
venture capital funds and family offices. With offices across the
region including in Saudi Arabia ('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate
and M&A), Egypt ('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A),
Bahrain ('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A), Turkey
('Tier 1' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A) the UAE team is fully
integrated and offers clients unrivalled coverage for their most
sensitive transactions. We are known for our deep knowledge of not
just the UAE legal environment but the regional deal landscape and for
being able to offer fully integrated advice across the region and globally.
Clients include private equity funds, publicly listed companies,
sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions and major national and
multinational corporations. Our practice is broad, and much of what we
do is cross-border.
As the Practice is fast growing, the prospects of career promotion
are promising for the selected candidate. The emphasis is on
developing well rounded, technically astute, commercially aware,
relationship-focused lawyers, who are interested in a long-term career
in a global law firm.
Key Skills and Experience Required
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate all or the
majority of the following:
A qualified lawyer with excellent academic credentials.
Experience and training with a leading international firm.
First rate technical skills.
Excellent English communication skills (fluency in reading,
Significant experience on M&A, private equity, venture capital
and/or investment funds matters.
Arabic language is an added value.
Strong client service orientation - a "client first" mentality.
Ability to develop strong relationships with clients.
Maturity, gravitas and emotional intelligence.
Ability to work well in both a team and individually.
A keenness to learn.
Respects and enjoys the diversity of backgrounds found in the firm
and amongst our client base.
Qualified candidates will have the ability to function smoothly in
a global team environment with culturally diverse team members.
Why Join Us?
Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise
many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations
through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big
does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows
their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest
standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave
in a collaborative and fulfilling way.
In the Gulf region Baker McKenzie has been active for more than three
decades and our practice now boasts over 100 lawyers based in our
seven offices in the Middle East - Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha,
Dubai, Jeddah, and Riyadh. As a pioneering firm, we were most notably
the first to enter both the Saudi and Egyptian markets.
The firm has built established and substantial presence in the Middle
East & Africa region, with all offices working in close
collaboration to service clients' needs on a range of matters,
including banking and finance, project finance, Islamic finance,
corporate/M&A and dispute resolution. We work closely with key
local players — including governmental and regulatory entities,
financial institutions, family-owned conglomerates and corporates
across all industry sectors — as well with global investors and
corporations establishing and consolidating their presence in the region.
At Baker & McKenzie we welcome direct applications.
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Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in
the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and
practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables
our people to understand local markets and navigate multiple
jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to
instill confidence in our clients. This is an exciting time to join us
as we invest in and further develop our Professional & Business
Services organisation, providing rewarding and challenging career
opportunities in all of our world-class business functions.
Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA -
since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to
work fluently across borders, cultures and practices. This is
intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to
be the global law firm of choice. We understand that organisations
work best when people with different backgrounds and points of view
are brought together. We also know people perform at their best when
they can be themselves at work. Baker McKenzie is committed to serving
our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse
talent pool and an inclusive community.