Corporate Lawyer

Abu Dhabi (AE)
Excellent Tax-Free Salary, Benefits, Relocation
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Job Title
PQE Level
2-4, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Junior Associate (1-3 years' experience) - UK/Australian/NZ trained - Corporate Lawyer – International law firm with well-established Middle East practice - Excellent tax-free salary + relocation

This role will suit someone with a leading corporate law firm who has gained a year or two of experience post-qualification and who is now looking to develop their practice internationally.  You will join a strong regional team but will also benefit from being in a relatively small office in Abu Dhabi, providing the opportunity to handle a varied (high-value) workload, take on responsibility and get client facing quickly.

Potential for career progression is excellent, with advancement being entirely meritocratic and lawyers at all levels are 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

Among the leading law firms in the Middle East, this international outfit lays legitimate claim to be among the ‘market leaders’ across multiple practice areas and sectors.  It advises high-end local and international clients on a wide array of matters, benefitting from a global reach and deep, long-standing roots in the region. It offers lawyers a consistently high standard of work in an environment that encourages client contact and career development.  Its salaries are highly competitive and tax-free.    

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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