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Senior Associate - TMT/Commercial 3-6 years’ PQE Abu Dhabi

QC Legal
Abu Dhabi
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

Job Details

Our client is a leading international law firm with over 100 partners and 900 staff, with offices across the UK, Middle East and Far East.  They have leading practices in Corporate, Litigation, Tax, Banking and Finance, Real Estate and Private Wealth. You will be a 3-6 years’ PQE Commercial/TMT lawyer already in the ME or be considering a relocation


  • Provide comprehensive support and guidance to corporate clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, and disposals.
  • Take a leading role in facilitating the acquisition or disposal of businesses, assets, and/or shares.
  • Prepare and finalise disclosure letters and supporting documentation.
  • Offer support and review investment documents, representing investing institutions or management teams in private equity-backed transactions or placing agreements.
  • Undertake general corporate work, including corporate restructurings, shareholders agreements, joint ventures, and limited liability partnership agreements, with a focus on drafting principal documents.
  • Enjoy opportunities for early exposure to clients, fostering professional growth and relationship-building.

What you'll be doing

  • Drafting, advising upon, negotiating and finalising technology-related contracts such as contracts for consulting services, IT products and services, software and data processing along with data privacy.
  • Handle a significant amount of contractual work, including reviewing supplier terms and drafting such documents as system integration agreements and software licences, and be familiar with cloud solutions and the advent of AI.
  • Advising on general commercial contracts, including terms and conditions of general goods and services, MoUs, NDAs and other commercial agreements. 
  • Working with clients to formulate legal strategies and analytical responses where supplier terms have been received.
  • Advise clients on data privacy and cybersecurity law, and compliance with UAE's new regulations.
  • Researching and publishing articles and perform legal research when and as necessary to resolve legal issues and determine the appropriate course of action regarding a particular issue or case.
  • Additional responsibilities related to client development, work management and the supervising of 2-3 juniors.
  • Pro-active participation in business development initiatives.
  • Participating in firm-wide and departmental training sessions.
  • You will have opportunities to undertake client secondments

What you'll need

Our clients has a Career Development Framework which sets out the competencies we expect of those at the Associate grade.  In particular for this role, the ideal candidate will have:

  • A common law qualified non-contentious TMT /Commercial lawyer with 3-6 post qualification experience.
  • Solid background and experience of TMT/commercial contracts, probably gained at a City/mid-market firm, or at an overseas common law practice with a highly regarded profile.
  • A genuine interest in the TMT sector. Understanding of TMT projects and the laws relating to them.
  • Demonstrate excellent document drafting and strong communication and analytical skills along with a high level of commercial awareness.
  • You should have a personality that shall thrive in a small team with professional standards and a flexible client-friendly commercial approach.
  • Experience of strong exposure to collaborating with multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary teams will be a bonus.
  • For the senior role, you must demonstrate an appetite for business development, client relationship management and thought leadership. 
  • International experience (especially GCC experience) is a plus.
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Interacts well with people at all levels
  • Fluency in English. Arabic language is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Excellent academic record

This is a highly sort after position to become part of a exclusive team of professionals dedicated to delivering exceptional legal services to their clients. This is a remarkable and rare opportunity to put yourself on the path to further advancement.

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In the recruitment world, we have endeavoured and worked hard, relentlessly, to become best in class. We are known for our professional, highly knowledge and laser efficient approach. We are architects of a significant number of team, partner and associate moves up and down the country. We have in excess of 30 years’ worth of industry experience and know how. We remain passionate about the work we do, and go about quietly setting the industry standards and raising the quality kitemarks.

That said, it’s all about you, your journey, and how we can help. Without you we’d have no business and nothing to feel proud about. Please get in touch with us to have a confidential chat, even if only to determine that staying put is the best solution.  While not trying to be all things to all people we have become trusted advisors to many of our clients and candidates and remain fiercely ambitious. 

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81 King Street
M2 4AH
United Kingdom

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