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Legal Counsel


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-4551

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a global maritime company who are looking to expand their legal team in Dubai. The company are well established in the region and operate around the world. It’s an exciting time for a member of Legal Counsel to join a business which has experienced growth and will continue to diversify over the next few years.

The role will involve drafting and reviewing a wide range of corporate / commercial contracts. A focus will be on shipping / maritime work such as vessel contracts, charter agreements, acquisitions and disposals. There will be elements of JV / financing work involved as well as general procurement / labor contracts. You will report to a senior and be supported by assistants.

AED 35,000 to 40,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


The successful candidate should have previous shipping / maritime experience, however a strong commercial background would be of interest. PQE circa 4-8 years, private practice would be an advantage. Western education is preferred and the ability to work in a demanding environment is essential. European based candidates accepted.

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

Average monthly compensation
AED 20,500

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