Legal Counsel, Complex Disputes, Dubai

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Legal Counsel, Complex Disputes, Dubai

CLIENT: A key Dubai based entity is looking to add a mid to senior level lawyer to its disputes team. They are a major part of Dubai’s operational infrastructure and have a wide array of corporate, commercial and construction disputes to deal with, which has led to an increased need for support to their in-house legal team.

ROLE: The day-to-day role may encompass a wide variety of different elements, but the core of the role will be that of a Disputes, Arbitration and Construction Legal Counsel. Here are some examples of the kinds of actions you’ll need to be very familiar with:

* Review and understand complex arbitration clauses and their enforceability and applicability.
* Manage disputes end to end and provide strategic advice.
* Draft and negotiate advanced arbitration clauses.
* Identify key legal and strategic risks in disputes and escalate as appropriate.
* Review, shortlist and recommend tenders.

CANDIDATE: There are some key criteria to be taken into consideration:

* As a qualified lawyer in a leading jurisdiction, you’ll need at least 7+ PQE.
* Solid experience across litigation and arbitration proceedings.
* It’s essential that you’ve had experience working in a top international law firm.
* Good understanding of UAE law and regulations, specifically in the construction sector.
* The UAE nature of the work will mean that candidates based outside the region will not be suitable.
* Arabic skills are not needed, but would be welcome (but not at the expense of the rest of the requirements).

If you think you can fulfil these criteria, please do contact us to discuss. We have a full job description to share.

REF: PR/221353

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