Clyde & Co is a global law firm,
with the largest presence of any international law firm in the
Middle East. We are Tier One for Corporate / M&A in the UAE as
ranked by Legal500. The team is praised by clients for its
'pragmatic commercial approach 'and strong understanding of the
'intricacies of the region.'
About the role
Our Corporate Insurance / Corporate
team in Dubai is looking for a Corporate / M&A Senior Associate.
You will work mainly with partner Dr Roshanak Bassiri Gharb, a high
respected partner that is earmarked as a "Next Generation
Partner" by Legal500 and has recently been shortlisted within
the championing diversity category of the Middle East Legal Awards 2023.
Roshanak advises clients across a
range of industries, including healthcare, insurance and
reinsurance, logistics, FMBG etc on a range of complex corporate,
M&A transactions. She is also focused on corporate advisory and
corporate governance matters. Roshanak is also in charge for the
setup of investment funds and assists VC investors in different
stages of investments in high profile start-ups.
The nature and size of the team will
mean that you will be heavily involved in all aspects of matters.
Within a supportive environment, this allows you the autonomy and
development opportunity to drive and make a significant contribution
to the matter outcome. Further, you will be encouraged to foster and
generate client relationships and will have the opportunity to
engage in business development frequently.
Key skills and experience
We're looking for a Mid to Senior
Associate who enjoys working as part of a dynamic and collaborative
team with the following experience:
Strong corporate / M&A
experience gained from private practice or a mixture of private
practice and in house, is essential
Regional Middle East experience is
highly preferred, as is experience working with clients in the
insurance/regulatory and healthcare industry.
accountability and performance/growth oriented approach are a must.
Strong academic credentials,
self-driven with excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Strong time management skills and
the ability to manage competing priorities effectively.
Demonstrated teamwork and
collaboration skills, as well as the ability to work independently.
Friendly and people-focused
attitude are well regarded
Commercial awareness and confidence
in building a rapport with clients to gain a better understanding
of their business' needs and with the assistance of the partner,
actively developing these client relationships.
Bi-lingual English and Arabic is preferred.
Clyde & Co
With over 5000 people operating from
over 60 offices and associated offices across six continents, Clyde
& Co is committed to creating successful outcomes for our
clients. Our globally integrated teams of disputes, regulatory and
transactional lawyers provide a comprehensive range of legal
services and advice to businesses operating at the heart of global
trade and commerce.
Our success in the past 90 years has
been built on our vision of a single global partnership, providing a
platform that offers rapid access to expertise, wherever you operate
in the world.
As our clients have evolved, so have
our core values. We believe that these values reflect our firm, our
strategy and our commitment to delivering commercially-minded legal
advice, client-focused services, and innovative technological
solutions to support our clients.
Aligned with these values is Clyde
& Co's commitment to being a responsible business. We take
responsibility for the impact we have on the environment, seeking to
reduce it as much and as quickly as possible. We strive to be a
positive contributor to the communities in which we operate across
our entire global network. We take steps to foster a truly diverse
and inclusive workplace, that allows all of our people to flourish,
for the benefit of our colleagues, the firm and our clients.
Clyde & Co, MEA
With over 30 years' experience in the
region and the largest presence of any international law firm, we
pride ourselves on being able to help clients recognise and overcome
the challenges of doing business in the Middle East and Africa.
In terms of our Middle East foot
print, our more than 40 partners and 150 legal professionals work
from four offices located in the region's major commercial hubs,
enabling us to support our clients across the full spectrum of their
corporate and commercial needs throughout the GCC (Gulf Cooperation
Council) and wider Levant.
In Africa, Clyde & Co is one of
the largest international law firms operating on the continent, with
over 120 lawyers helping clients to enter and operate in Africa.
We have been active in the region for
over 20 years, advising on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions
that include some of the continent's largest infrastructure and
energy projects. Our experience extends to more than 50 different
African markets across South, West, East, Central and North Africa.
Our deep sector knowledge covers
insurance, energy, transport, infrastructure, marine and trade as
well as aviation, education, defence, finance, healthcare,
hospitality and technology.