Senior Legal Counsel, Project Finance

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Senior Legal Counsel, Project Finance

Taylor Root have worked with this client numerous times over 10+ years. They have come to us again to help them find a new Senior Legal Counsel to add to their Dubai or Riyadh legal teams. As a market leading developer, they have an array of impressive projects across the Middle East, Africa, and beyond.

Joining as a Senior Legal Counsel, and part of a leading projects team, you’ll be working on world class deals. Here are some of the headline elements and needs:

Role and responsibilities:

  • Assist business units with bid-submissions and financial closings.
  • Work with financing institutions and lenders’ counsel.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior team members.
  • Identify legal risks and issues and suggest ways to mitigate them.
  • Develop, update, and maintain project finance agreements.
  • Interact with senior management regarding legal matters.

Candidate requirements:

  • You’ll ideally need to be a project finance lawyer with around 4-10 years of PQE.
  • It’s essential that you’ve worked in an international law firm environment.
  • It’s possible that broader finance lawyers might also fit, but you’ll need to have very strong transactional deals.
  • Exposure to utilities, O&G and heavy industry is very important.
  • No need to be based in the Middle East right now, but strong common law jurisdiction experience is important.

If you think you can fulfil these criteria, please do contact us to discuss.

REF: PR/225228

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