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Bright 2+ PQE Corporate, Co/Co or Funds lawyer, Investment House, Abu Dhabi, 2+ PQE

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15 January 2013
12 February 2013
Abu Dhabi
Vacancy Type
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Our client is a high profile, but discreet global investment house based in Abu Dhabi. With an extremely strong existing diet of deals and a very healthy pipeline, our client is now seeking a junior corporate lawyer for its established legal team based in Abu Dhabi. This is an exceptionally rare role and a fantastic opportunity for a young, ambitious and talented lawyer to progress their career. 

Reporting to the General Counsel your responsibilities will be broad and encompass the full range of in-house work covering all manner of commercial contracts, labor law, regulatory and compliance issues but will also focus heavily on transactions (support and execution). Specifically they may include:

•    Assisting the General Counsel and members of the legal team with on a variety of legal matters to ensure the provision of first class legal support to the client and its various departments
•    Assisting on reviewing agreements relevant to investments across a range of highly diversified asset classes ensuring that sufficient legal safeguards are built into these contracts to eliminate potential risks. These may include offering memoranda, LLPs, IMAs, investment advisory agreements, administration agreements, custodian agreements and all other contractual documentation related to the client’s operations and investments to ensure they are legally sound.
•    Assisting on drafting, reviewing and developing standard contract forms and clauses and undertaking the necessary modifications to these on an on-going basis.
•    Assisting on the interpretation of laws and regulations, and monitoring any amendments to them.

To qualify for this position you will have a 2+ years’ experience in a blue chip law firm or in-house.  Lawyers who qualified in England & Wales, the US, Canada, Singapore and Hong King are of the greatest interest. You will have had a very strong legal training and foundation most likely in the areas of corporate, banking, investment funds or related areas.  You will be energetic and go- getting and able to manage a diverse and frenetic workload.

This is a role that offers a fantastic opportunity for a talented, ambitious lawyer. Our client is offering an attractive expat compensation package commensurate with experience and the importance of the role.

Please send your resume to Elizabeth Williams at EWS or call her for a confidential discussion on +971 55 211 1189.  This mandate is being handled exclusively by Elizabeth and any direct or third party applications will be forwarded to her for her consideration. 


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