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Job Title Associate (Various Levels) - Construction Disputes & Arbitration - Dubai, Doha
Job Location Dubai
Job Type Lawyers/Attorneys
Expertise Construction/Infrastructure & Projects

Clyde & Co is a global law firm, with the largest presence of any international law firm in the Middle East.

Our Middle East Projects & Construction group has seven partners across the firm's offices in the UAE, Qatar and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It is the largest construction group in the region and is ranked as Tier 1 in the UAE by both Legal500 and Chambers & Partners, with two of our partners sitting in the acclaimed Legal500 'Hall of Fame,' and others highly ranked, including as 'leading individuals'.

We have excellent local knowledge across the Gulf jurisdictions and advise on the full life cycle of projects, covering both contentious and non-contentious and from concept to completion. A client recently told Legal500 that our "passion to develop relationships and familiarise themselves with our working practices gives us utmost confidence that the legal advice being given is always aligned with our business objectives."

About the role

We are seeking construction disputes lawyers, from Associate to Senior Associate, to be based in Dubai or Doha.

You will work for a range of different clients including contractors and other market participants on some of the region's most high profile, valuable, and complex litigation, and arbitrations.

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.

Skills and experience

You will enjoy working as part of a dynamic and collaborative team and be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Solid construction disputes experience gained at a reputable law firm.
  • A proven track record in taking a lead role in complex and high value disputes.
  • Arbitration experience is preferred but is not essential.
  • A working knowledge of the:
    • legal and contractual issues that commonly arise on construction disputes; and
    • dispute resolution processes and the preparation of cases before relevant decision-making bodies.
  • A strong academic background.
  • The willingness to assume responsibility and take a pro-active and commercial approach to issues.
  • The ability to work in a team and autonomously.
  • Drive, enthusiasm, and flexibility.

About the Firm

Clyde & Co is a leading global law firm, specialising in the sectors that underpin global trade and commercial activity, namely: insurance, transport, construction, energy, trade and commodities. It is globally integrated, offering a comprehensive range of contentious and non-contentious legal services and commercially-minded legal advice to businesses operating across the world. Clyde & Co is committed to operating in a responsible way.

This means progressing towards a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of its communities and clients, using its legal skills to support its communities through pro bono work, volunteering and charitable partnerships, and minimising the impact it has on the environment.

The firm has 480 partners, 2400 lawyers, 3200 legal professionals and 5000 people overall in over 60 offices and associated offices worldwide.

Clyde & Co, MEA

With over 30 years' experience in the region and, we pride ourselves on being able to help clients recognise and overcome the challenges of doing business in the Middle East and Africa.

In the Middle East, our 50 partners and 178 legal professionals work from five offices located across the region. Our Dubai office acts as a central hub for our Middle East and Africa regional operations that include, in the Middle East, offices in Abu Dhabi in the UAE, Doha in Qatar and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. 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.