Senior Construction Lawyer - Dubai

QED Legal
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
£100000 - £101000 per annum
27 Mar 2019
24 Apr 2019
Matthew Whitehead
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level

My Magic Circle law firm clients Middle Eastern offices have one of the region's largest construction and property practices. They are looking for a Senior Associate to join our award winning regional construction team based in Dubai.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

  • manage a caseload of mainly contentious construction matters;
  • assist Partners with advisory work during project construction phase;
  • draft and negotiate a wide variety of building/ engineering contracts;
  • provide advice on warranties, guarantees and appointment documentation;
  • assist Partners in delegation of work to and supervision of juniors in team;
  • work closely with clients and continually developing the aptitude to foster long term client relationships; and
  • actively participate in practice group business development.

They are interested in candidates with:

  • strong academic background and training from a recognised international firm/practice;
  • at least 5+ years construction experience gained at a reputable law firm with a strong reputation in the field of construction litigation and international arbitration;
  • an ability to work on both contentious and non-contentious matters is essential;
  • regional construction experience is necessary;
  • proven track record in taking a lead role in complex and high $ value litigation;
  • a real interest in marketing/business development and the ability to foster long term relationships;
  • a willingness to assume responsibility and take a pro-active and commercial approach to issues;
  • a genuine interest in marketing/ business development;
  • an ability to work in a team and autonomously;
  • pro-active and commercial approach; and
  • drive, enthusiasm and flexibility.

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