Ref: NP875-143

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are currently wishing to recruit a Senior Associate in Construction Arbitration for the Dubai office of an international law firm. You will ideally already be in the region or have previously worked in the region and have extensive experience with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), DIFC-LCIA, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and UNCITRAL.

As a Senior Associate, you will ideally be a registered Legal Practitioner of the DIFC Courts, and conduct advocacy in international arbitration proceedings. You will also be responsible for handling complex high-value construction disputes, in both domestic and international arbitration and litigation in the DIFC and Dubai Courts. You will act for developers, contractors, sub-contractors, and consultants in all types of construction projects. Additionally, you will advise clients in commercial arbitrations and litigations in other industry sectors.

Salary will be a competitive market rate based on PQE and experience.


• Must be a registered Legal Practitioner of the DIFC Courts.
• Extensive experience with the DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICSID, and UNCITRAL.
• Seeking background handling complex high-value construction disputes, in both domestic and international arbitration and litigation in the DIFC and Dubai Courts, acting for developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants in all types of construction projects as well as other industry sectors.
• Strong drafting and advocacy skills.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and work under pressure.
• Fluency in English is essential.

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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Senior Associate salaries in Dubai

Average monthly compensation
AED 13,000

Breakdown available for industries and years of experience