Senior Associate

PQE: 8 years +
Language requirements: Bilingual (English/Mandarin)
Term: Permanent
Department: China Group
Office: Dubai
The role

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Associate for the China Group

While interacting with clients and potential clients this individual will act as 'ambassador' for the Firm, be well presented and professional and cultivate client relationships with Chinese companies and clients investing in Dubai.

This is a key role for the China Group and is important to the Firm’s strategic growth.To do this job well, this individual will need to have sound legal skills, proven BD skills and the willingness to learn from experienced colleagues and client cases. Proactivity, professionalism and customer orientation are key.

Skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 8+ years PQE
  • Languages: English and Mandarin
  • Qualifying jurisdiction: UK / US/China
  • Mainland China experience
  • Corporate, Litigation or Banking experience
  • Excellent written and communication skills;
  • Experience in client management;
  • Experience in team management;
  • Business development acumen;
  • Regional experience desired but not essential.
  • Contacts/network in mainland China is essential
  • Book of business
The department

The Middle East and China have enjoyed a long-standing relationship in recent times and business between the two has been increasing markedly over the years. Al Tamimi & Company has been assisting Chinese companies to do business in the Middle East for many years. Our expertise has ranged from establishing their presence in the region to supporting them when they have encountered difficulties, and all in between. We have supported companies representing the construction, financial services, engineering and technology sectors, to name a few. We have also developed very strong relationships with key Chinese law firms whose clients are doing business in the Middle East. Chinese law firms trust that we are able to provide their clients with optimum service levels as they would expect on the ground in their own country. We are also very aware of the opportunities that exist for Chinese companies so not only do we assist with their current legal requirements, but we also work with them to identify future needs based on their business growth objectives.

About Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company is one of the leading law firms in the Middle East and the largest law firm in the region, with presence in all of the six GCC countries. Established in 1989, the firm has 57 partners, staff of over 670, and 17 offices in nine countries throughout the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman and Egypt.

The firm specialises in advising major international corporations and financial institutions, Middle East banks and government organisations, businesses and families in their global operations and investments. It has particular expertise in arbitration & ADR, banking & finance, dispute resolution & litigation, IP & data security, shipping & aviation, project & infrastructure finance, real estate & construction, corporate & commercial, technology, media & telecommunications, insurance and private client.

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