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Investment Funds Legal Counsel 4 - 6 PQE


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP186-4574

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a high profile sovereign wealth fund that is looking to hire a mid-level 4 – 6 pqe UK or US qualified investment funds lawyer to join its legal team in Abu Dhabi. A rare opportunity to join a high profile organisation in an interesting role.

The role will involve working closely with the general counsel, legal team and broader business / stakeholders, in relation to institutions investment and asset management activities. The role will involve working with big name private equity funds, real estate funds, secondaries and alternative investments on a global scale.

This legal team work closely with the investment team in relation to a range of asset classes on big ticket investments. Therefore, the opportunity for a lawyer to gain this type of exposure on deals is very unlikely in many organisations.


The institution is interested in hiring a UK or US qualified funds lawyer with c. 4 – 6 pqe for the role. The candidate should come from a legal directories ranked law firm background and / or with in-house experience gained at a major financial institution. There is an interest in candidates already in the UAE or open to relocating from London or other leading financial markets.

Excellent tax free remuneration and package on offer to attract a high calibre individual who is interested in joining the team for the long term.

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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Legal Counsel salaries in UAE

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AED 20,500

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