Funds Associate - Dubai

Highly rated UK law firm with global presence seeks mid-level fund formation lawyer for its award winning Middle East Financial Services practice, based in Dubai. The team are recognised for structuring a wide range of complex and innovative funds, financial products, platforms, and services, including in the areas of FinTech and digital assets, while also advising governments and national regulators on major regulatory reform initiatives.

To be considered, applicants will have developed big firm experience, acting as lead counsel on fund formation matters (i.e. holding the pen on docs and leading on negotiations). Further, it is expected that the successful candidate will have experience in advising LP’s, especially sovereigns, in their capacity as investors in private funds.

Regional experience / languages would be ideal but not essential. Top flight associates with long term ambitions to be based in the Middle East will be considered and relocated.

Financially our client is very competitive while the firm has earned a global reputation for fostering a modern and progressive environment for its lawyers that encourages personal growth and a healthy work / life balance.

Those interested in learning more should send their CV and supporting information in confidence to or apply via this website.


James O'Brien has been recruiting in the legal sector for over 20yrs. Possessing significant relationships across multiple jurisdictions, he offers candidates a hands on, consultative approach, working closely with individuals to achieve their career objectives. Feel free to contact him by email in the first instance to arrange a confidential discussion. 

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