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Job Title Government Liaison Officer – Corporate Services - UAE National
Job Location Dubai
Job Type Business/Professional Services & Support

Job purpose

To support Partners and case handlers in providing Government Liaison services to clients and provide a direct interface with the ministries, government departments and free zone authorities.

Key responsibilities

  • Obtain corporate approvals, submit and follow up on complicated and routine applications with government departments and free zone authorities particularly in relation to incorporating new companies, amending registers and cancelling entities.
  • Assisting clients to arrange for routine documents to be attested by a UAE Notary Public.
  • Handle Trade Marks and Intellectual Property submissions to the UAE Ministry of Economy.
  • Establish and maintain long term relationships with relevant government officials to facilitate obtaining required information, using such contacts as and when required on an ongoing basis
  • Discuss client matters with associates to try and find solutions to some of the obstacles and difficulties facing clients' requirements and further discuss the proposed solutions with government officials in order to obtain the prospected results
  • Represent clients directly in certain matters that relate to the police and public prosecutions as required
  • Represent partners and other fee earners before government departments with respect to any discussions concerning clients' requirements which sometimes requires holding meetings with high ranking government officials
  • Prepare draft letters and applications to government departments.
  • Input tasks on the daily report for dissemination to Partners and Associates.
  • Any other tasks which are required as flexibility is key to this role.

Candidate profile

The ideal candidate will:

  • be Arabic speaking and educated up to high school/diploma level
  • have at least 3 years' GLO experience and excellent knowledge of UAE systems and procedures; law firm experience desirable
  • have good contacts with officials in the key government departments in UAE
  • have good research skills and commercial awareness
  • be proactive with the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • be able to work discretely and deal with confidential information

Department Overview

Clyde & Co's specialist corporate services department provides company secretarial and government liaison services to a wide range of clients based across the MEA region. Our intimate knowledge of the way in which government departments operate and our network of contacts enables us to provide our clients with unparalleled support in relation to their business operations.

Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co is a dynamic, rapidly expanding global law firm focused on providing a complete legal service to clients in our core sectors. With over 60 offices and associated offices in over 120 countries and over 5,000 staff, we have genuine in-depth knowledge of our core regional and global sectors. Clyde & Co is one of the longest-standing international law firms operating in the Middle East and Africa. As a global law firm, we are able to provide a complete service to clients in our core sectors of insurance, transport, energy, infrastructure and trade & commodities.

As our clients have evolved, so have our core values, which are work as one, excel with clients, celebrate difference and act boldly. 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.

Our Middle East and Africa footprint

Located in commercial hubs across the Middle East and Africa, our 8 offices allow us to support international investors and local organisations with a full-service offering of local specialists across most business sectors and areas of law.

Our services: Commercial, Commercial Disputes, Corporate, Cyber Risk, Data Protection & Cybersecurity, Employment & Immigration, Finance, Global Recoveries, Insolvency & Reorganisation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Projects & Construction, Real Estate, Regulatory & Investigations, Technology

Our sectors: Aviation, Education, Energy & Natural Resources, Government & Public Bodies, Healthcare, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Insurance & Reinsurance, Marine, Retail & Consumer, Technology, Communications, Media & Entertainment, Trade & Commodities