May 18, 2018

Associate - Construction Job Opportunities - Clyde & Co

  • Clyde & Co.
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Legal and Tax Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:  Associate - Construction

Company Name: Clyde & Co

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

 

Job Summary: The Associate – Construction will join our award winning regional construction team based in Dubai. The firm's renowned construction dispute resolution ability means that we are well-equipped to handle litigation and transactional work with ease. Most of the projects are on a large scale and have a high profile within the local and international construction market.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Tasked with managing a caseload of mainly contentious construction matters
  • Assisting Partners with advisory work during project construction phase
  • The Associate – Construction will be drafting and assisting with the negotiating a wide variety of building/ engineering contracts
  • Providing advice on warranties, guarantees and appointment documentation
  • Assisting Partners in delegation of work to and supervision of juniors in team
  • Working closely with clients and continually developing the aptitude to foster long term client relationships
  • Active participation in practice group business development

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • The Associate – Construction should have a strong academic background and training from a recognised international firm/practice;
  • Three years of construction experience gained at a reputable law firm with a strong reputation in the field of construction litigation;
  • Proven ability and willingness to work on both contentious and non-contentious matters is essential;
  • Regional experience with a focus on UAE matters is necessary; however candidates based outside the region with previous Middle East experience should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of international arbitration;
  • Proven track record in taking a lead role in complex and high $ value litigation;
  • A real interest in marketing/business development and the ability to foster long term relationships;
  • Willingness to assume responsibility and take a pro-active and commercial approach to issues;
  • Genuine interest in marketing/ business development;
  • An ability to work in a team and autonomously;
  • Pro-active and commercial approach; and
  • Drive, enthusiasm and flexibility.

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