Construction Lawyer

Abu Dhabi (AE)
Excellent Tax-Free Salary, Benefits, Relocation
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Job Title
PQE Level
5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Construction Lawyer - Senior Associate (5 years'+) - UK/Australian/NZ trained - Global law firm with a strong Middle East practice - Excellent tax-free salary + relocation 

Located in Abu Dhabi this role will suit a senior associate level lawyer with at least five years’ relevant experience gained from a good construction law practice.  You will be taking on a mixed practice with a leaning towards disputes work so prior contentious experience is required.

This is an opportunity to do outstanding work for world-class clients in one of the most dynamic regions for construction and projects law globally.  Potential for career progression is excellent, with Partnership being entirely meritocratic and lawyers at all levels being encouraged to develop contacts and build their client base. The tax-free salary is competitive with the top of the market (NY firms excluded) and you will also receive a relocation payment and the usual benefits.

The Firm

This large international law firm has a strong and long-standing presence in the Middle East, a region which sits at the heart of its global strategy. Instructions come from both Global and top-tier regional clients and lawyers can expect exposure to some of the best work in the market. 

It looks for applicants who are genuinely committed to building their career in the region and in return offers strong opportunities for career development and a highly attractive tax-free salary.

About Abu Dhabi

As the economic powerhouse of the UAE, Abu Dhabi offers exposure to high-class professional experience gained in smaller teams where lawyers take on more responsibility and are client facing from the outset. It also offers an enviable tax-free lifestyle in what is a very liveable city. 

Eschewing the self-promotion of its near neighbour Dubai, Abu Dhabi is nevertheless one of the world’s most dynamic locations and hosts an array of world class sporting and entertainment events in a city that combines culture and history with cutting edge architecture, and as the hub for Etihad Airways, the whole region is within easy reach.


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