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.

  • Law firm

Energy, Projects, Mandarin, Emerging Markets

Energy, Projects, Mandarin, Emerging Markets We work regularly with this top tier client, who typically seek well qualified lawyers with a strong background, and an adventurous and inquisitive nature. The location of the role can be from various locations and hybrid working has been part of their set up for many years, though the major […]
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  • Sports

Legal Counsel, International Sports, Dubai

Legal Counsel, International Sports, Dubai Every now and then, and unique role comes up in the Middle East, and the nature of the client, and the candidate they seek, is a little bit different to mainstream requirements. We have partnered exclusively with the International Cricket Council (ICC), whose global headquarters is in Dubai, to help […]
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  • Real Estate (In-house)

Legal Counsel, Leading Real Estate, Dubai

Legal Counsel, Leading Real Estate, Dubai Good quality in-house real estate roles are quite rare in Dubai, and this is a client we’ve helped numerous times over many years specialising in real estate, technology, construction, commodities and trade.. They have a small but long standing legal team, and are now seeking to add a new […]
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  • FMCG

Legal Counsel, Global FMCG, MENA

Legal Counsel, Global FMCG, MENA CLIENT: We have a strong relationship with this world leading FMCG food and drinks business. Their operations and products span the globe, and this is an opportunity for a new lawyer to join them in Dubai. ROLE: Reporting to a GC with a broad regional role, you’ll sit as a […]
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  • FMCG

Legal Counsel, Anti-Counterfeit, Dubai

Legal Counsel, Anti-Counterfeit, MENA CLIENT: We have a retained agreement to work with one of world’s largest and successful FMCG businesses, with their need to recruit a new Anti-Counterfeiting (ACF) lawyer. You can be based from either Cairo or Dubai, though other Middle Eastern hubs may also suit. ROLE: This is a very pro-active position, […]
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  • Financial Services (In-house)

Emirati Lawyer, Leading Entity, Dubai

Emirati Lawyer, Leading Entity, Dubai CLIENT: We are exclusively retained by a high profile company to assist them in finding a lawyer with Emirati nationality to join their legal team. ROLE: You will join an impressive legal department and the role is intended to be one that offers the candidate strong career progression and personal […]
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  • Asset Management
  • Financial Services (In-house)
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital

Legal Counsel, Major Corporate, Dubai

Legal Counsel, Major Corporate, Dubai We work very closely with this Dubai based client, and have helped them build their legal department over the last 5+ years. With a reputation for quality of work and an excellent team, they are now seeking another lawyer. ROLE: The position will sit in a small to medium sized […]
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  • Real Estate (In-house)

Legal Counsel, Real Estate Consultancy, Dubai

Legal Counsel, Real Estate Services, Dubai CLIENT: We are working with a market leading, real estate consultancy company based Dubai. They cover the GCC and are experiencing rapid growth, particularly across the UAE and KSA. ROLE: Working closely as the sole counsel, you’ll advise the senior management team on all legal and compliance matters across […]
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  • Energy

Compliance, Multiple Clients, Abu Dhabi

Compliance, Multiple Client Opportunities, Abu Dhabi CLIENTS: We have numerous requests from clients across Abu Dhabi, seeking to strengthen their compliance capability at various levels. The clients are usually government sector and span a variety of industries, covering energy, infrastructure, investments and technology. ROLES: You’ll need to be experienced at dealing with large, high growth […]
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