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Assistant General / Compliance Counsel - Bilingual (Arabic / English Speaking)


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4635

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a global law firm who is looking to hire a bilingual Arabic and English speaking Lawyer with c.10 years’ experience.

About the role
This Assistant General Counsel role will focus on compliance and risk matters across the firms Middle East operations. The role will involve working closely with the UK based General Counsel and Internal Partners / Stakeholders in the Dubai / Middle East offices in relation to regulatory compliance, AML, anti-bribery and corruption. You will also work with cyber laws and international financial sanctions. Playing the lead role in relation to the review, implementation and driving forward compliance, risk and operational matters at the firm.


The successful candidate should be a qualified Lawyer, with 10 years + experience working as a Compliance / Risk Counsel within a large law firm, financial institution or company. Candidate should be fluent in Arabic and English, both written and verbal. Due to the nature of the role, there is an interest in candidates already based in Dubai or the UAE. The role offers competitive remuneration and package to bring in a high calibre individual.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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