Head of Legal - Investment Bank

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-5411

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Senior role in an Investment Bank for a capital markets / asset management lawyer who can help develop the legal department

Client Details

This is one of the most prominent Financial Services institutions in the Middle East, and in terms of asset sizes they are one of the largest Islamic banks in the world.


Whilst there are generalist inhouse responsibilities such as employment, commercial contracts, compliance, etc, the primary focus of this person will be on transactional work. The following areas will be covered

* Capital Markets
* Asset Management
* Investment Banking
* Corporate / Private Equity
* Brokerage

Job Offer

What this role offers primarily is an undeniably excellent quality of work. The transactions are as varied as they are complex, and this hire will take a lead role on them.

Secondly, the brand name of this company is instantly recognisable. This combined with their longevity in the market should offer candidates some comfort with regards to the stability of the business.

The role itself is a senior one within the business, allowing this hire to be involved in having a say in key business decisions.


The ideal candidate would have at least 10 years of experience, and a strong grounding in either capital markets, asset management or private equity.

Whilst those with inhouse experience in a similar FS institution would be the ideal, we are also open to strong senior lawyers coming from top global law firms.

There is no specific preference re nationality, language skills or current location.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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