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Construction Disputes Senior Associate / Counsel


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4143

Job description / Role

Charterhouse is working with a UK headquartered law firm who is looking to hire a Construction Disputes Solicitor to join its leading offering in Dubai. The firm would be interested in a high quality Senior Associate / Counsel level hire with 8 PQE +, with a particular focus / background in international arbitration work and an existing network / client contacts to develop.

You will be responsible for working closely with the construction partners in the firm’s Dubai office, as well as part of the wider international network. 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 Senior Associate / Counsel level, with a view to playing a lead role in the conduct of cases, particularly in the international arbitration forums. This is an opportunity to play a key role as part of a small team, 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 with 8 years + 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. 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 not required. The firm is interested in speaking to Lawyers with well-regarded firms in the UAE / Middle East or open to relocate from the UK, Australia or New Zealand.

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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Senior Associate salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 13,500

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