Mark Anderson

Director | Head of In-house Legal | Middle East and Africa

UAE

  • Banking and financial services
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Company secretarial
  • Compliance
  • In-house
  • Director/group manager

Mark has been working with law firms and corporations since 1998, initially as a business development manager and a qualified mediator for the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) before stepping into recruitment in 2005. He established the Middle East capability of a specialist legal, compliance, intellectual property and legal operations search firm, then moved to Dubai in 2007 to concentrate on private practice and in-house recruitment. Having grown up in the UAE for 12 years, he brings a personal level of Middle East experience. He joined Taylor Root’s Dubai office in 2010, heading up in-house recruitment across the region.

  • Construction (In-house)
  • Real Estate (In-house)

Lawyers for Saudi Projects

If you’re an international standard lawyer looking for high quality work and a change from private practice, we may be able to offer you an amazing array of opportunities. These are both challenging – the work is fast moving, diverse and complex, and rewarding – you’ll be very well compensated for your time. You don’t […]
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  • FinTech
  • Information Technology
  • Technology (In-house)

TMT Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi

CLIENT: Our client is a progressive technology based corporate, with a wide variety of workstreams and business units. They are growing rapidly and their small legal team now requires additional lawyers to expand the team. ROLE: There are two available positions, both for Legal Counsel’s. The work will be fast paced and extremely interesting, seeing […]
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  • Asset Management
  • Energy

Legal Director, M&A And Projects, KSA

Legal Director, M&A And Projects, KSA Our client is a Saudi based corporate, with shareholders from the highest tier of government owned investment companies. Their main objective is to invest (usually via local or international joint venture) into large scale industrial. infrastructure and engineering projects. Their portfolio covers billions of dollars of assets. They are […]
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  • Technology (In-house)

Tech IP, Abu Dhabi

CLIENT: Our client is a progressive technology based corporate, with a wide variety of workstreams and business units. They are growing rapidly and their legal team now requires additional lawyers to expand the team. ROLE: You’ll sit as the key IP lawyer, providing a dedicated service across a range of verticals, in both an autonomous […]
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  • Banking (In-house)

Finance Lawyers, Abu Dhabi

CLIENT: We support this global banking client across a wide variety of their offices, and they now have needs in Abu Dhabi. They have a strong legal team with many individuals having been with the business for years. Numerous divisions now have the need for extra hands, to assist in growing and managing the business. […]
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  • Energy
  • Services
  • Shipping

Energy Commodities Counsel, Dubai

CLIENT: We are working with a niche global commodity trading company, with multiple offices and expansion plans. They are now looking for a Legal Counsel to add to a small team and assist with a wide variety of work. ROLE: You will support the General Counsel and the wider business teams on new projects and […]
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Senior Legal Counsel, General Finance, Abu Dhabi

Senior Legal Counsel, General Finance, Abu Dhabi Legal opportunities in banks are rare across the Middle East and there are only typically a handful of good homes for international finance lawyers. This client is one of them, whom we’ve known and worked with for many years. They’re now looking for a Senior Legal Counsel to […]
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  • Services

Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance, KSA

Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance, KSA We have a leading KSA client who are seeking to grow their Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) function. This is an enormous project with very strong financial backing and strategic growth plans. ROLE: Working with their Shared Services division, you’ll establish and facilitate key Enterprise Risk Governance (ERM) methodologies, […]
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Legal Counsel, FMCG, Dubai

Legal Counsel, FMCG, Dubai Our client is a very well established, household name, global multinational. In the field of designing, manufacturing, selling and distributing their range of products, they have a need for a new Legal Counsel to be based in Dubai. ROLE: You will join as a mid-level lawyer and support the Head of […]
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Legal Counsel, Data Privacy, UAE

Legal Counsel, Data Privacy, UAE We have developed a strong working relationship with this client over the last two years, and they have recently come to us again for assistance in growing their legal team. As a leader in technology and communications, they are seeking a Legal Counsel who can drive forward their Data Privacy […]
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Head of Legal, Listed Multinational, Dubai

Head of Legal, Listed Multinational, Dubai As the world’s largest manufacturer in their field, a re-structure and growth of territories has triggered this clients need for a new Head of Legal position in Dubai. We have an exclusive mandate to work with them, having helped them establish their original legal team. ROLE: You will join […]
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