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Senior Associate - Construction

Bespoke Professionals

Saudi Arabia

Ref: MP910-473

Job description / Role

***Excellent new opportunity with a major global law firm based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia***

Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior lawyer, who has contentious and non-contentious construction experience, who is looking to join an international law firm and build a strong team and client list in KSA. The ideal candidate will have experience in advising clients on all aspects of the structuring, drafting and negotiation of construction documents whilst having solid construction litigation experience.

The ideal candidate will advise multiple sectors including infrastructure, energy, healthcare, whilst gaining knowledge of local construction contracting practices (including government procurement, FIDIC under Shari'ah and Aramco standard forms) and dispute resolution processes (including local courts and Saudi and international arbitration).

The firm has worked on multi-national projects in the emerging markets and developed nations. Their approach has a global reach that has spanned over 60 countries. With an ever-growing practice in Saudi Arabia and an excellent reputation in the market, the team requires an ambitious lawyer who aspires for partnership with the firm.

Requirements

Required experience and skills:

• At least 7 - 15 PQE
• Strong academic qualifications
• Qualification as a solicitor or barrister in the UK or other common law jurisdiction
• Career to date focused on projects and/or construction (transactional and contentious)
• Background in either a large international law firm or a national firm.
• Motivated for partnership
• Happy to be located in Riyadh, KSA

About the Company

The founders of Bespoke Professionals began their careers in London, working alongside some of the most experienced and respected recruiters in the business for several years before relocating to the Middle East in 2009. In their time in the Middle East, it became apparent that very few of the regions recruitment firms were able to provide a similar kind of efficient, professional and systematic search service to that which can be found in major business centres such as London or Hong Kong.

And so, with several years experience, vast industry expertise, passion for delivering results and a strong desire to meet the shortage in the market, they founded Bespoke Professionals in 2012 to provide executive search services to companies across the Middle East.

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