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Finance Lawyer, NQ-2 PQE - Dubai

Banking - Private Practice
Ref: 13 Date Posted: Thursday 28 May 2020
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Our client is one of the world's leading law firms with unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and the Middle East. 

The Dubai office is full service and completely integrated with, and supported by, our global network. We advise clientn major transactions in the Middle East and beyond. The firm has one of the leading banking and project finance groups in the region and can offer their lawyers the chance to develop their careers through advising on the most significant finance transactions in the region, including banking, acquisition finance, project finance and Islamic finance. 

The team concentrates on Islamic finance work across the asset classes and the work spans the whole of the MENA region and beyond- working on a broad variety of matters under both English and UAE law including:

  • Banking transactions such as corporate, acquisition, real estate and project financings.
  • Islamic structuring of capital markets (sukuk), structured and risk management products and funds.
  • Acting for the leading global and regional financial institutions as well as leading regional corporates.

Lawyers are given the chance to handle a tremendous variety of work and the partners actively work towards ensuring individuals receive their preferred mix of work. You will be given responsibility for running transactions and working closely with clients. This means that you will develop outstanding transaction management and organisational skills as well as developing superb technical abilities.


  • Excellent career progression. 
  • Opportunity to join one of the world's leading global finance practice and one of the world's leading Islamic Finance practices.
  • Work on ground-breaking deals for top tier clients and across the asset classes.
  • The range, calibre and international scope of the deal flow is unique - and makes them stand out from their competitors.
  • Proud of reputation for being a very informal, supportive, meritocratic and diverse group and reinforce this with regular social events - both ad hoc and organised.
  • Based in one of the most prestigious business developments in Dubai.
  • A sophisticated internal training programme that is unmatched in Dubai, including local monthly courses run by The Academy plus annual residential training courses in Amsterdam or London.
  • Remuneration package is one of the most attractive in the market. 

 There firm are looking for a committed and ambitious lawyer at NQ to 2 years PQE. You will ideally be working as a banking & finance lawyer within a large commercial law firm. (Experience of Islamic Finance would be an advantage but not essential). 

With a track record, the firm are very interested in hiring candidates from Scotland and Ireland. 

This opportunity will allow an existing Finance lawyer to move into the more specialised area of Islamic Finance. In all cases, you should have first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach, excellent drafting and communication skills and enjoy being part of a friendly outgoing team. 

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please contact David Thomson: 0141 244 0260 or 0203 174 2482 or by email david@thomsonlrc.com