Job description / Role
Charterhouse is working with a leading law firm who is looking to hire a Construction Disputes Partner to play a key role with existing offering in Dubai. The firm would be interested in a high quality Lawyer with experience of construction litigation, arbitration and pre-litigation matters, based in the region and ideally with client relationships / track record.
The firm is interested in an individual already in the Middle East. There is emphasis on high calibre individual, Common Law qualified, client facing with strong track-record of construction disputes work. The role will involve working closely with the existing Partner and play a lead role in the management and ongoing development of the firm’s disputes practice. The firm has an excellent reputation in relation to construction work, with an existing client-base, gained over many years in the market. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established law firm in the Dubai market at a partner level, with a view to playing a lead role in the conduct of cases, development of the practice, clients etc., This is an opportunity to play a key role as part of the firm, where you will be actively involved with business and client development, with superb prospects for continued career and practice development.
The successful candidate should be a Common Law qualified Construction Litigation & International Arbitration Solicitor, at Partner / Partner-designate level with high quality experience gained at an international / legal directories ranked law firm and experience of dealing with back end construction matters / familiarity with the suites of documents. This would be a good opportunity for an individual who has perhaps hit a glass ceiling and would be interested in exploring partnership / career development opportunities elsewhere. There is an interest in an individual who is interested to be involved in client and business development, with some form of existing network which you are looking to develop further. The work will involve acting for high profile clients and complex matters, so demonstrable experience of leading on sizeable disputes is essential, combined with excellent academics. Arabic language skills are advantageous but not required.
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.