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Corporate Associate 3- 5 PQE


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP186-4196

Job description / Role

Charterhouse is working with a UK headquartered Law Firm who is looking to hire an experienced Corporate Associate with c.3-5 PQE to play a key role within its offering in Abu Dhabi. The firm would be interested in a high quality associate with c.3 - 5 PQE + to undertake a broad ranging corporate role.

The role will involve working closely with the corporate Partners in the firm’s Abu Dhabi office, as well as part of the wider Middle East and international network. The firm has a good reputation and client-base, both in the Middle East and globally. The firm is looking for a corporate Lawyer to undertake M&A, private equity, JV’s, ECM and corporate advisory work as required. This is an excellent opportunity to join a long-term, well established Law Firm in the UAE market with clear long-term career and partnership prospects for ambitious individual.


The successful candidate should be a qualified corporate Solicitor with c.3 - 5 years + post qualification experience gained at an international / legal directories ranked Law Firm and experience of dealing with a broad range of corporate work. The work will involve acting for high profile clients and complex matters, so demonstrable experience of leading on transactions is essential, combined with excellent academics. Arabic language skills are desirable, but not required. The firm is interested in an ideally common law qualified Lawyer, either already based in the UAE / Middle East or interested in relocating from the UK, Australia, New Zealand etc.

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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