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Job Title Senior Associate – Construction
Role Senior Associate/Attorney
Expertise Construction/Infrastructure
Job Location Riyadh


Senior Associate (5 PQE+) – Construction (Riyadh, KSA)

Our Middle Eastern offices have one of the region's largest construction and property practices. We are looking for a Senior Associate to join our award winning regional construction team based in Riyadh. The firm's renowned construction dispute resolution ability means that we are well-equipped to handle litigation and transactional work with ease. Most of the projects are on a large scale and have a high profile within the local and international construction market.

For the right candidate, this opportunity will lead to leadership opportunities with the firm.

Job requirements

  • Managing a caseload of mainly contentious construction matters
  • Assisting Partners with advisory work during project construction phase
  • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of building/ engineering contracts
  • Providing advice on warranties, guarantees and appointment documentation
  • Assisting Partners in delegation of work to and supervision of juniors in team
  • Working closely with clients and continually developing the aptitude to foster long term client relationships
  • Active participation in practice group business development

Candidate requirements

  • Strong academic background and training from a recognised international firm/practice
  • At least 5+ years construction experience gained at a reputable law firm with a strong reputation in the field of construction litigation and international arbitration.
  • An ability to work on both contentious and non-contentious matters is essential.
  • Regional construction experience is advantageous
  • The desire to live, work and build a long term career in KSA
  • Proven track record in taking a lead role in complex and high value litigation.
  • A real interest in marketing/business development and the ability to foster long term relationships
  • A willingness to assume responsibility and take a pro-active and commercial approach to issues
  • A genuine interest in marketing/ business development
  • Ability to work in a team and autonomously
  • Pro-active and commercial approach
  • Driven, enthusiastic and flexible team player

Description of the work group

Over the last 10 years we have created an exceptionally strong global projects & construction group, both through organic growth and through attracting leading lawyers in the sector.

Our projects & construction group is widely acknowledged by clients as one of the best in the Middle East region. Established in 1998, our group possesses a wealth of local experience and has been involved in many of the significant projects in the region.

Our team is involved in contentious and non-contentious construction matters on major projects in the Gulf from concept to completion.

We have a formidable on the ground presence in the UAE with a dedicated projects & construction team based in the Abu Dhabi office.

Clyde & Co Overview

A pragmatic and dynamic international law firm with a focus on core sectors of infrastructure, insurance, international trade, natural resources and transportation. Clyde & Co is recognised for its work in and with fast-moving and volatile emerging markets, and for a history of managing complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes.

From a network of 45 offices and 3,300+ staff over 6 continents, we are on the front line for our clients' interests, all over the world.

Clyde & Co in the Middle East and North Africa

Clyde & Co's first Middle East office was formally established over 27 years ago, following many prior years of client involvement in and with the region. Our regional offices work as an interconnected and cohesive unit in order to provide advice to clients from all over the world, as well as to regional corporate entities and governments, on their operations and interests throughout the Middle East. Our lawyers are supported by comprehensive in-house translation, government liaison, management and information services teams as we strive to provide first class professional service levels and insight to our clients.

We are one of the major international law firms in the GCC with around 190 specialist lawyers and paralegals, and 300 staff in total, operating as one unit across our regional office network:

Abu Dhabi
Doha in Qatar
Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

We act as the first point of call for advice across the Middle East region for many of our multinational clients. Through our work across the region over the past quarter century, our market knowledge, experience and networks are second to none. We provide in-depth coverage of the firm's core sectors, as well as strong cross-practice sector teams in place focusing on regionally important sectors such as education, healthcare and hospitality.

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