Corporate Lawyer - Broad role - Saudi Arabia - Top 10 US law firm
Saudi Arabia is a G20 economy and is going through a tremendous amount of change as the Kingdom diversifies away from oil production and seeks to implement Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Programme. It is a very exciting time to be a lawyer in the Kingdom! This top 10 US law firm operates in association with a regional firm in Saudi Arabia. This firm has one of the leading Corporate groups in the region and can offer its lawyers the chance to develop their careers through advising on the pre-eminent and landmark transactions in the Middle East.
The Work: The team advises on many of the country's largest and most complex M&A transactions and high profile IPOs. Clients include public and private corporations, investment banks and financial institutions, governments and international bodies. The team has worked on most of Saudi Arabia's first-of-a-kind deals and is known for its pioneering approach. The team works on a broad variety of matters including: • M&A (including private equity) • Public IPO's and private placements • Rights issues and secondary issues • Privatisations • Joint ventures • Restructurings • Foreign investment, corporate advisory and regulatory work.
You will be working with the Corporate Team that includes the leading names in the Saudi legal market including Saudi and internationally qualified partners and lawyers. The team includes lawyers who have worked and qualified in the London office of "Magic Circle" firms. You will work on leading deals for top tier clients. The range, calibre and international scope of the deal flow is unique. Recent deal highlights include advising: • The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (which is expected to become the world's largest sovereign wealth fund) on a number of high profile mandates both in Saudi Arabia and internationally. • A number of Government ministries on privatisation mandates, implementing one of the key objectives of the Saudi “Vision 2030”; • The team is proud of their reputation for being a very informal, supportive, and meritocratic group. You will feel part of a well organised and structured team which forms a supportive environment in which you can learn and flourish. The remuneration package offered is one of the most attractive in the market and earnings are currently tax-free.
You will be given the chance to handle a tremendous variety of work and be involved in working closely with clients and other lawyers. This means that you will develop outstanding transactional and organisational skills as well as developing superb technical abilities. For the right individual this role presents an excellent opportunity for career progression.
Skills & Experience: Theyare currently seeking outstanding junior/mid-level Corporate lawyers with a minimum of 3 years' experience and international experience from a similarly high profile Corporate practice. • It is essential that you have excellent transactional experience and document drafting skills. • You must also have exceptional results throughout your academic history.You should demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills and a high level of commercial awareness. • You should demonstrate strong communication and analytical skills and a high level of commercial awareness. • Experience in, or exposure to, advising on Saudi Law aspects of international cross-border transactions would be advantageous. • You should also have a genuine and demonstrable interest in, or affinity for, the Middle East
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