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Job Title Associate (Legal Advisor)
Work Type Full Time - Permanent
Job Location Dubai
Practice Group/Department Real Estate
Role Associate

Associate (Legal Advisor), Real Estate

Job Description

The team

Real estate is one of the principal strengths of Norton Rose Fulbright - founded on our reputation for effective, no-nonsense handling of high profile and complex transactions.

We are one of a small number of international firms who genuinely have the experience, skills and support necessary to deliver a high level of service across the board. Internationally, our real estate practice spans across Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Far East. Throughout our network, our real estate specialists work closely with banking, restructuring, corporate, securitization, construction, environment and tax lawyers with a genuine understanding of the real estate market, both nationally and internationally. Our collective understanding allows us to bring to each transaction the best of the techniques in use in other jurisdictions, to the benefit of all our clients.

Our well-known regional team acts for a mixture of developers, investors, governments and financial institutions, hotel owners and operators, and serves clients of the wider Norton Rose Fulbright Group. The

team also provides support to other practice areas on real estate financing, corporate acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, and project financing; experience of such transactions is therefore beneficial. The

team is currently working on transactions throughout the MENA region and is also expanding to cover more matters dealing with sustainability and ESG matters as these increase in importance for companies.

Skills and experience required

We are seeking to recruit a Real Estate Associate for our Dubai office. The successful candidate should have the following skills and experience:

  • 1 to 4 years PQE
  • Will have an excellent academic background and strong real estate experience from a top-tier law firm.
  • An experience of hospitality sector work and regionally used structures such as strata titling, master communities, musataha and usufruct arrangements would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Demonstrate intellectual rigor - the ability to analyse, think laterally and proffer solutions quickly and proactively
  • Possess strong drafting skills
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for dealing with complex and intricate transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and that require a more creative approach and being
  • Communicate effectively on both a practical and intellectual level and be an active listener
  • Have an interest in, and an aptitude for, developing the firm's business, and a willingness to assist in the development of client relationships through meetings, presentations, producing know-how and other business development initiatives
  • Arabic language skills would be useful, but are not essential