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Job Title Senior Associate, Corporate Insurance
Job Location Dubai
Job Type Lawyers/Attorneys
Expertise Insurance / Financial & Professional Disputes

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.
  • Commitment, discipline, 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.