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Job Title Senior Associate - DRG
Job Location Cairo
Job Type Lawyers/Attorneys

The Role

The dispute resolution practice in our Cairo office is growing and we are looking to hire a highly motivated senior disputes lawyer to manage a caseload of international arbitration and commercial litigation matters.

The role will consist in handling high value and complex commercial litigation and international arbitration matters in both English and Arabic.

The candidate will be based in our Cairo office but will be involved with the wider dispute resolution team of the firm. The role may also require travel to our other offices.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Excellence

  • Excellent knowledge of dispute resolution, commercial litigation and international arbitration
  • Effectively applies legal principles to a range of complex problems
  • Drafts structurally consistent and clear legal documents
  • Actively develops sector legal knowledge
  • Identifies opportunities for knowledge sharing
  • Drafts articles and publications
  • Organised and structured approach to tasks to ensure matters are progressed People and Team
  • Proactively and willingly supports team members
  • Responds positively to changing working environments
  • Awareness of own development needs and seeks solutions
  • Effectively manages paralegal and secretarial resource

People and Team

  • Proactively and willingly supports team members
  • Responds positively to changing working environments
  • Awareness of own development needs and seeks solutions
  • Effectively manages paralegal and secretarial resource

Finance and Practice Management

  • Effectively prioritises tasks and competing demands
  • Proactively manages matters to drive them forward

Personal Effectiveness

  • Ability to manage own case load
  • Track record of leading on transactions
  • Track record of business development
  • Excellent client facing and meeting skills
  • Confidence and enthusiasm in interactions through a range of communication methods.
  • Use of influence and persuasion positively
  • Effective decision making and sound problem solving skills

Candidate Requirements

  • Regional experience is essential
  • Bilingual (Arabic and English) with excellent Arabic and English drafting skills
  • A strong academic background, training and experience gained with either a well-recognised international or regional top tier firm or a reputable intellectual property boutique;
  • At least 5 years of post-qualification experience or equivalent;
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills with a keen attention to detail;
  • Clear and demonstrable commitment to developing your career in the Middle East;
  • Confidence, initiative and drive to assume responsibility, work independently and take a pro-active and commercial approach to solving issues;
  • A natural aptitude for business development and the ability to foster long term relationships;
  • Experience in drafting pitches and proposal documents;
  • Experience in the preparation of legal training material and/or delivery of training seminars or lectures would be an advantage; and
  • The ability to work both in a team and autonomously.

Description of the work group

Our Middle East regional office has developed a "market-leading reputation" for dispute resolution. We handle disputes in the Middle East, Gulf States, Indian subcontinent and beyond and are "first choice" for multi-jurisdictional matters. Our regional commercial arbitration practice is equally strong.

We pride ourselves on resolving disputes where possible without recourse to court or arbitration and continue to look for opportunities to settle even when proceedings have been commenced. When litigation or arbitration is necessary, we can conduct proceedings both locally and internationally drawing in the expertise of Clyde & Co's global network of offices.

The team handles the full range of commercial disputes including:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Banking
  • Agency/distributorship
  • Commercial debt
  • Corporate/shareholder disputes
  • Franchising
  • Property disputes
  • Hospitality and TMT disputes

Our industry knowledge and experience in core areas such as shipping and transport, aviation, international trade and commodities, oil and gas, energy and insurance is "unparalleled in the Middle East". Telecoms disputes are also a growing source of work.

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.