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Job Title Knowledge Lawyer – MEA Construction
Job Location Dubai
Job Type Business/Professional Services & Support

The Knowledge Lawyer (the KL) for the Group will manage and execute key knowledge initiatives for the Group, working in collaboration with a range of knowledge and business support personnel throughout the region and the global firm.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Core Knowledge Duties

  • Monitor legal developments, legal trends and regulatory changes, analyse key impacts, and communicate this to the Group, incorporate these changes into other knowledge work products in the Group and more widely (including the creation of market facing content, and precedent/practice guidance amendments)
  • Promote the contribution of know-how, and instigate processes to maximise contributions (including attendance at Group meetings, regular Group reminders, end of matter de-briefs etc), and managing the administration of contributions to the Group's know-how collection
  • Deal with ad hoc queries from fee-earners
  • Build greater cross practice area connections between other Knowledge Lawyers in the region and with Knowledge Lawyers with the same role globally
  • Work with the Knowledge Partner and Group leadership to raise the profile of the Group by a more consistent application of best practices in content-led practice development and brand-enhancement


  • Support the Group's training in the region by devising and implementing the curriculum, as well as developing training and presentation materials (including e-learning modules) and delivering modules as required
  • Support the Group's external client training by developing training and presentation materials and delivering modules as required, in particular identifying opportunities to recycle internal training materials to offer clients "added value" services
  • Liaise with the firm's legal training staff on the Group's on-going training needs

Legal Delivery Deliverables

  • Create and maintain of precedents, templates and standard advice needed by the Group to promote efficient, streamlined work production and support delegation
  • Develop and maintain best practice guidelines to support the different stages of the Practice Area matters, in conjunction with the Group partners, Risk and other stakeholders
  • Providing input on, and support for, the configuration of new technology in support of the Construction team to achieve streamlining and efficiency gains

Market-Facing Content Deliverables

  • Develop content for thought leadership reports, legal publications, client alerts or client training as required

Key Requirements

  • Strong academic credentials, preferably with a common law background
  • At least 5 years' post qualification experience as a construction lawyer gained at a reputable law firm
  • Regional experience strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in a PSL/knowledge role preferable but not essential
  • Excellent English language skills (verbal and written) and the confidence to communicate and present well in a multi-cultural, multi-level matrix environment
  • Excellent time management and organizing skills
  • Innovative and client-focused in the use of delivery media
  • Understands and promotes connections between KM, training and business development
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet and presentation skills
  • Strong legal research and excellent legal drafting skills
  • Self-starter who is able to demonstrate a proactive and positive attitude to their work
  • Consistently produces quality work and pays close attention to detail
  • Ability to work with remote supervision as part of a dispersed team

**UAE Nationals are very welcome to apply for this role.

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.