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Job Title Senior Associate - Corporate (FDI/ Corporate Structuring)
Job Location Dubai
Job Type Lawyers/Attorneys

The role

We are recruiting for an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer to play an important role in our growing team, working closely with Partners and a busy team of associates and paralegals. This is an exciting opportunity with scope for personal and professional development, which is suited to an ambitious and motivated candidate. Our team is consistently ranked as one of the pre-eminent teams in the region for this type of work.

Job requirements

Hard working committed and a positive attitude. A team player who is eager to take the opportunities presented to them, with an appetite for personal growth and career development.

  • Advising a wide range of clients (often household name multinational corporations) on:
  • corporate reorganisations and structuring,
  • complex regulatory licensing issues across the region, and
  • associated regulatory advice on compliance issues (including customs, commercial agency, corporate licensing etc).
  • Day to day management of corporate reorganisation/structuring projects.
  • Working closely with, supervising, and mentoring more junior associates and paralegals.
  • Supporting partners in developing the firm's FDI and Corporate Structuring practice, in the UAE and wider region.
  • Overseeing the delivery of a high volume of corporate/commercial matters on a day-to-day basis.
  • Drafting agreements.
  • Drafting letters of advice and reports on corporate structuring, establishment options, restructuring/reorganisations and a wide range of other matters.
  • Assisting in marketing the capabilities of the team and firm.

Candidate requirements

  • Strong academic background and training from an international top tier law firm
  • A minimum of a 5 years' experience working within a recognised corporate/commercial team with a strong reputation in Middle East corporate matters
  • Ability to work in a team and autonomously on a wide range of matters
  • Supervisory experience working with paralegals and more junior associates
  • Pro-active, analytical, and commercial approach
  • Driven, enthusiastic and flexible team player
  • Strong track record of drafting letters of advice, reports, opinions, agreements, and other legal documents
  • Arabic language skills preferable

Description of the work group

The Corporate Group has established a reputation as one of the leading corporate practices within the Middle East region.

The FDI and Corporate Structuring group forms part of the Corporate Group.

The successful applicant will be part of a team that encourages client contact and exposure and will be exposed to a dynamic regulatory framework that is undergoing rapid change. Our team plays a significant part in a number of ongoing developments in the regulatory and corporate framework across the region and is the only recognised specialist team in the region in this area of law.

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