Job description / Role
At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.
Line of Service
Legal Services - Employment & Pensions
Job Description & Summary
We are part of the largest global legal network and have over 3,500 lawyers and legal professionals in over 90 countries (over 170 countries including immigration law and entity governance & compliance). Our Middle East Legal Network continues to rapidly grow.
Our lawyers and legal professionals work alongside the wider PwC, providing a truly joined up client facing service offering. Our team often works with Tax, Structuring, Consulting and Risk Assurance Services and other professionals from within PwC to deliver a unique, comprehensive and integrated service to our clients.
We are a thriving business across the Middle East with a regional hub in Dubai, looking to expand further.
The Immigration & Employment law practice provides advisory and compliance services to clients in relation to immigration & employment and provides a unique opportunity to broaden your own skills and be at the cutting edge of legal services. We also look to embrace technology in everything we do.
We are looking for an Employment lawyer with five years+ experience and a Middle East Employment law background to join the Immigration & Employment Law team and to help support its continued expansion.
Our new Employment lawyer will be fully integrated into the team and will work closely with lawyers and legal professionals of all levels. Like the rest of our team, we expect those in this role will enjoy an interesting, varied and challenging workload. The day-to-day work will involve providing advice to clients on a multitude of complex labor and employment law projects across multiple countries within the Middle East, assisting clients with managing the people-related compliance aspects of mergers & acquisitions, takeovers, restructuring, and all types of business transformation. This will also include assisting with business development initiatives and reviewing client alerts as well as liaising with our other specialist legal teams in the Middle East and with our Network firms in other jurisdictions, and generally working with the team to develop top quality service to our clients.
• 5+ years post qualification experience in Middle East Employment law with a focus on the UAE
• Strong experience in business development and drafting RFP’s with a strategic outlook
• Ability to foster client relationships and lead on existing relationships
• Account management experience with a focus on enhancing the client experience
• Excellent communication skills, with a strong ability to network
• Ability to deal with complex and/or high profile matters and managing escalations to full resolution
• Team management skills, working with Senior Manager to supervise staff performance and set objectives
• Experience delivering training clients and colleagues on employment law as well as being able to present in seminars/workshops/roundtable events
• Experience in managing workflows and account billing
• A high level of computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and legal databases
• Fluency in spoken and written English; clear, articulate and confident in written and verbal communication skills
• Proficient Arabic language ability desirable
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About the Company
PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they're looking for.
We're a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.
In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.
We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.
PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.
PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.