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Corporate Lawyer

Legal Route - Global Legal Recruitment
Dubai (Emirate) (AE)
$120k - 220K +++
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

Job Details

Our client in KSA is one of the biggest giga projects in KSA. They are looking for a highly respected international law firm  Partner or Counsel for a director level role in-house at this major new smart city in Saudi Arabia.  They typically hire from top Magic and Silver Circle law firms, and their legal team has a very strong reputation in this region. Currently in the midst of an impressive period of growth in the Middle East, and this hire would be one of the most important.

Job Description

Senior role within the Corporate department, expected to bring  a gravitas to the role and lead the team and mentor juniors. Current department is well versed in M&A, PE, Joint Ventures, Restructurings and Reorganisations, etc.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate should be a partner already,  and with some years of experience in the Middle East. However we are also open to considering quality Senior Associates and Counsel level candidates that have a demonstrable history here in the region.  You should have a background from international law firms only, and excellent technical ability in transactional corporate matters.

What’s on Offer

This hire would have the rare opportunity to be at the very helm of a market leading corporate team. It would be a role of some significance not just in the locally  but globally. The team is going from strength to strength, and their Middle East presence is very stable, so this role would offer some security and peace of mind in what is a volatile market. There is a significant tax free package on offer with all cost of living met, schooling, housing, food, dry cleaning etc etc. Fantastic opportunity for a senior corporate lawyer with Arabic. 


Who We Are 

legal-route is a global legal recruitment specialist. We recruit legal professionals into permanent, temporary, contract and interim roles and offer a comprehensive range of services for both clients and candidates.

We are committed to excellence and continually pursue a long-term strategy. This means the service we provide is both professional and robust.

We don't accept boundaries or limitations. Based out of our Dubai offices in the Middle East and with our network of associated offices in the UK, Europe and Australasia our proven expertise impacts across Private Practice, Commerce & Industry, Financial Services and not for profit sectors.​

​Our Head of Legal (Nigel Byrne)

As the Head of Legal, MENA region Nigel plays a key role in business development, strategy & consulting on key legal hires into the region and around the globe. He leads the search vertical for law firms, financial institutions and large corporations across the region. He has a successful track record of recruiting senior professionals into both private practice and in-house positions in domestic and international markets.

Nigel has a genuine insight into the needs of both candidates and clients and is able to leverage his knowledge of the inner workings of the legal industry. He has gained an excellent reputation for his commitment to identifying suitable candidates at senior level into many global law firms and legal teams.

With his ability to tie in the dynamics of human psychology and behaviour, with his network and knowledge of the legal industry, Nigel adds value to both individual professionals and organisations. He works on creating value through assessments, career advice and providing trusted market intelligence.

Nigel is married with two wonderful boys who are both the apple of his eye. In his spare time he enjoys reading and all things sport.

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