SA, Dispute Resolution (Energy, Marine, Natural Resources) – Dubai
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an ambitious Senior
Associate to join Clyde & Co's market-leading and fast-growing
Energy, Marine and Natural Resources team in Dubai, Clyde & Co's
largest office in the Middle East and Africa region.
You will be working with some of the leading lawyers in this field
in a top tier practice in the Middle East's largest international
law firm, acting for some of the most prominent clients in these
sectors, in international arbitration and litigation.
With the energy transition, ESG, the global energy crisis and the
uncertain geo-political landscape, this sector is facing
unprecedented legal challenges and the Clyde & Co team is at the
forefront of handling these issues globally. The Middle East and
Africa are two of the most complex and important regions in the
world in relation to such issues and Clyde & Co is the largest
international firm in the Middle East, with a very strong presence
With COP 28 being hosted in Dubai in 2023, the issues faced by
these sectors will be under the global microscope.
The Middle East and Africa team is led by David Leckie, a senior
partner with over 30 years' experience in international energy
disputes. David is highly ranked in the legal directories as a leading
practitioner in his areas of specialism.
Leonard Soudagar is another leading partner in the group and is
highly ranked by Legal 500 as a 'Rising Star'.
"Clyde & Co is the pre-eminent firm in the UAE for all
shipping, offshore energy and transportation matters, acting for some
of the biggest players in the market including shipbuilders and
owners, oil majors and energy companies, as well as government entities".
Skills & Experience
Strong academic background
Experience of handling disputes at a major UK or international firm.
Experience in at least one of the following areas: energy
(including renewables and clean energy), marine, shipbuilding,
marine insurance, trade and commodities
A willingness to assume responsibility and take a pro-active and
Driven, enthusiastic and flexible team player
Entrepreneurial by nature with good commercial awareness
A real interest in business development and the ability to foster
and grow long-term client relationships
About the Firm
Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, with 480 partners, 2400
lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people in over 60 offices
and associated offices worldwide.
We specialise in the sectors that underpin global trade and
commercial activity, namely: energy, marine, insurance, transport,
construction, trade and commodities. We are globally integrated,
offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious
legal services and commercially minded legal advice to businesses
operating across the world.
We are committed to operating in a responsible way. This means
progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects
the diversity of our communities and clients, using our legal skills
to support our communities through pro bono work, volunteering and
charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact we have on the environment.
Clyde & Co, Middle East and Africa
Clyde & Co is the largest and most experienced international law
firm in the Middle East, with 50 partners and 345 staff in in our
offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Riyadh and Cairo. We provide a
full-service combination of local and international specialists across
all business sectors and practice areas.
With over 30 years' experience in the region, we pride ourselves on
being able to help clients recognise and overcome the challenges of
doing business in the Middle East. Our large regional presence enables
us to support our clients across the full spectrum of their corporate
and commercial needs throughout the AGCC (Cooperation Council for the
Arab States of the Gulf) and wider Levant.
Our Dubai office acts as a central hub for our Middle East and Africa
regional operations. In Africa, we have offices in Cairo, Dar Es
Salaam, Nairobi, Cape Town and Johannesburg.