Corporate Senior Associate (Qualified UK Lawyer) - RELOCATION TO DUBAI

Legal and Compliance

United Arab Emirates
Posted on 2 weeks ago

About the job

Job Title: Senior Associate - Corporate M&A


Our client is a vibrant and prestigious regional law firm headquartered in Dubai, specialising in corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The firm is growing and we are looking to speak with ambitious and driven senior associates who are keen to start their business development journey to partnership. Our client has a unique structure, providing a percentage stake in revenue originated.

Role Overview:

The ideal candidate will have a Western admission and a minimum of 4 years of post-qualification experience in corporate law, particularly in M&A transactions. This role offers the opportunity to relocate to Dubai with a comprehensive relocation package provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage corporate M&A transactions from inception to completion, including due diligence, negotiations, drafting of agreements, and post-closing integration.
  • Provide strategic advice to clients on corporate structuring, governance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to support transactional activities and client initiatives.
  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams including other practice areas, clients, and external advisors.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Western admission to legal practice is essential.
  • Minimum of 4 years of post-qualification experience in corporate law, with a focus on M&A transactions.
  • Strong understanding of corporate governance, securities regulations, and commercial law principles.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive relocation package for candidates relocating to Dubai.
  • Opportunity for flexible working arrangements.
  • Autonomy to develop and build your own practice with the potential to earn a percentage on origination.
  • Clear path for career progression to Partnership level.

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