Legal and Compliance

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

Mark Hughes

Director - Legal & Compliance

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Harry Northrop

Head of In-House Legal MENA Region

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Laura Taylor

Head of Private Practice - MENA

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Sonia Thandi

Global Head - Private Practice

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