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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 practice provides advisory and compliance services to clients in relation to immigration 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 Associate with ideally two years' experience and a Middle East Immigration background to join the team and to help support its continued expansion.
Our new Associate 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 may involve providing advice to clients on immigration compliance, preparing visa/work permit applications, assisting with business development initiatives and drafting client alerts. It will involve 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.
The following skills are required for this role:
- Middle East immigration experience with a focus on the UAE (mainland and freezone jurisdictions) and other GCC countries
- Fluency in spoken and written English; clear, articulate and confident in written and verbal communication skills
- Interest and experience in business development
- A high level of computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and legal databases/caseworking tools
- Well organised and able to deal with large amounts of information
- Excellent attention to detail
- Primarily a team player but also able to complete specified tasks under own initiative
- Ability to adapt and be flexible
- Highly driven and proactive
- Respect for confidential information
- Understanding of basic social security matters such as GPSSA or other levies related to the immigration process
- Proficient Arabic language ability highly desirable
The skills we look for in our employees
Our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, "The PwC Professional".
The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes: whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders.
We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business.
As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
About the Company
At PwC Middle East, we’ve set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.
We’re a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.
PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.
We’re striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we’re proud of the strength that comes from all our diﬀerent backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone’s uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.
If you’re looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you’re a future PwCer.