Legal & Compliance

Aventus finds legal & compliance professionals from General Counsel’s & Paralegals to Compliance Analysts & Compliance Directors. Our clients include top-tier law firms, multinational corporates and boutique practices throughout the Middle East & Africa.

Founded by a leading legal recruiter in the Middle East, our aim is to provide personalised service to legal & compliance professionals to make their career move as good as it can be. We provide straight-up, no nonsense advice, because we are experienced consultants, not salespeople. That’s why so many of our lawyers & compliance professionals come to us by referral.

In-House Recruitment

Our In-house team is honoured to represent a range of clients from multinational corporations, regional holding groups and SME’s through the Middle East & Africa. We help our clients find the best talent in the market from General Counsel in global corporations to expanding companies looking for their first in-house lawyer.

Private-Practice Recruitment

Our Private Practice specialists support several international and regional law-firms throughout the Middle East who are looking to bring the highest quality legal talent to their practices. We help our clients in finding paralegal’s, associates, partners and assist on team moves.

Compliance recruitment

We specialize in finding regulatory and compliance legal professionals for our Financial Services, Industry & Commerce clients throughout the Middle East & Africa in any of the following specialist functions:

Financial Crime

Anti-Bribery & Corruption

Internal Audit & Information Security

Anti-Money Laundering

Corporate Governance, Risk & Ethics

Internal Audit & Information Security

Recent Track Record:

  • Legal Director – US Multinational (Manufacturing)
  • Senior Legal Manager – UAE Government Entity
  • General Counsel – Multinational (Construction)
  • Deputy General Counsel – Saudi Holding Group
  • Real Estate Lawyer – UAE developer
  • Senior Counsel – Bahrain Bank
  • Senior Legal Counsel (M&A) – SWF Abu Dhabi
  • Partner (Construction) – Regional Firm
  • Senior Associate (Banking) – UK Firm

  • Associate (Corporate) – US Firm
  • Associate (Real Estate) – UK Firm
  • Paralegal – UAE based Firm
  • Head of Compliance – US Multinational (Manufacturing)
  • Head of AML – Regional Bank
  • Compliance Counsel – US Multinational (Oil & Gas)
  • Legal Counsel – Private Equity
  • Regional Legal Counsel – Pharmaceuticals
  • Sole Counsel – FMCG

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Mark was born & raised in Saudi Arabia, he has spent over 30 years within the GCC region. After gaining a First-Class honours degree in Business Management from Nottingham he then worked for one year at Saudi Aramco before starting his legal recruitment career in 2008 in Dubai. Since then Mark has worked with two multi-national recruitment firms setting up and managing their legal divisions. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of placing high calibre legal professionals both in-house and in private practice, from junior to C-level.

Everyone at Aventus is passionate about their work and strives to consistently deliver new standards in the recruitment industry, professional service with a personal touch


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Graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Manipal, Dubai. Gauri joined the Aventus team in 2019 and has almost 2 years of experience in legal recruitment. Gauri recruits for mid-senior level positions in both private practice and in-house with a focus on the Abu Dhabi market. Reach out to Gauri if you’re interested in having a discussion about your career, next steps or getting general market advice.