Abu Dhabi - Commercial/TMT Associate, 3-6 Yrs PQE

Abu Dhabi (Emirate) (AE)
From GBP £125,000+ net per annum, plus bonus, private healthcare and generous benefits
06 Sep 2023
04 Oct 2023
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level, Senior Level


A great opportunity for a TMT/Commercial Associate has arisen to join this stellar international law firm in Abu Dhabi, with offices across the UK, Middle East and Asia!

Our client’s International Corporate TMT/Commercial team has an excellent reputation on a global level.  Clients include multinational corporations, and regional and domestic Middle Eastern and global businesses.  This is the chance to join its Abu Dhabi office, and to undertake a mix of TMT/Commercial work as part of a strong team with the benefit of being supervised by/working alongside partners based both in the Gulf and the UK.

What the role will involve

  • Drafting, advising on, negotiating and finalising technology-related contracts including contracts for consulting services, IT products and services, software, data processing and data privacy.
  • Reviewing supplier terms and drafting such documents as system integration agreements and software licences, and be familiar with cloud solutions and the advent of AI.
  • Advising on general commercial contracts, including terms and conditions of general goods and services, MoUs, NDAs and other commercial agreements. 
  • Working with clients to formulate legal strategies and analytical responses where supplier terms have been received.
  • Advising clients on data privacy and cybersecurity law, and compliance with UAE's new regulations.
  • Researching and publishing articles.
  • Additional responsibilities related to client development, work management and the supervising of 2-3 juniors.
  • Pro-active participation in business development initiatives.

Requirements for the Role

The ideal candidate for this position will be as follows:

  • Common law qualified lawyer (UK/Ireland/Australia/New Zealand) with 3-6 years’ PQE in Commercial law.
  • Solid experience of TMT/commercial contracts from a highly reputable City/global law firm.
  • Strong document drafting, communication and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness.
  • The ability to thrive as part of a small team.
  • International experience (especially GCC experience) is a plus.
  • Fluency in English. Arabic language is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Excellent academic record

Apply today to take your career as a Commercial lawyer forward to the next level!  Highly competitive pay and benefits fully tax free will be provided.



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