Legal Counsel Secondment

MENA Recruit

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: NP875-119

Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

We currently have an urgent role for a mid-level legal counsel with at least 5 yrs PQE for a Secondment with an entity backed by the Abu Dhabi government which will be based in Abu Dhabi. The salary is inclusive AED35K+ depending on experience and current salary.

There is a strong opportunity to go permanent and if you do, the salary will definitely be increased.

• The role involves assisting and supporting the senior legal counsel and being responsible for drafting and negotiating a variety of legal documents, including leases, commercial terms, ensuring compliance, real estate contracts, construction documents and other commercial agreements.
• You will support the senior legal counsel on all real estate, development and commercial litigation matters.
• You will support the leasing department in the negotiation of commercial terms and leasing transactions from a legal perspective.
• They are seeking someone with excellent knowledge of English or ADGM law.
• Fluent English is a must as well as experience in the region.
• You will need to be on a freelance or spousal visa.

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


• We are seeking someone who is polished, professional, reliable and enthusiastic.
• You will have a solid work history and ideally be looking to secure a permanent role.
• Must be a qualified lawyer
• English or ADGM law
• Fluent English
• Min 5 years in law firm or corporate dealing with retail or commercial property
• Spousal or freelance visa

About the Company

MENA Recruit came to fruition in response to a growing need for international legal talent in London and Dubai. Its initial focus began in the Legal sector, evolving as a service provider for other sectors such as Administration, Marketing, Business Development, HR, IT, Finance and C-Suite positions.

Over the last two decades, with roots firmly planted in the Middle East and operations expanding into the APAC region, MENA Recruit has gained intuitive industry knowledge and expertise. With its unique, people-focused approach, the firm has yielded competitive advantage for its clients and rewarding careers for the professionals it has supported throughout the years.

The company is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of talent and service to its clients while working tenaciously towards helping them achieve higher retention rates. For this reason, MENA Recruit is considered by both candidates and clients as a consultant in the truest sense of the word, offering guidance to both people and organizations on how to adapt to the constant change in market conditions and how to anticipate present and future challenges.

Presently, MENA Recruit provides services to organizations and professionals in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

With such an extensive global reach, strong brand value, decades of expertise, and an innovative approach towards business challenges, it’s clear why MENA Recruit is the partner of choice for both in-house recruiters and candidates internationally.

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Legal Counsel salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 25,500

Breakdown available for industries, cities and years of experience