Senior Associate

PQE: 8 years +
Language requirements: English
Term: Permanent
Department: Financial Crime
Office: Dubai
The role

As a Senior Associate in Al Tamimi’s Financial Crime team, you will be required to assist on cases across the full spectrum of financial crime related matters (including) cases involving complex fraud, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, economic sanctions, anti-corruption, extradition, fraud and embezzlement, cybercrime etc. You will be reporting directly to the Partners in the Financial Crime team and your duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Advising corporate and VIP clients on multifarious financial crime issues;
  • Coordinating with all of Al Tamimi’s local and regional offices to oversee uniformity in the execution of matter requirements.

Other duties and responsibilities are to:

  • Meet billing and collection targets;
  • Ensure an average billing of 5.5 hours / working day.
Skills and experience
  • Post qualification experience : 8+ years PQE;
  • Language(s) : Fluency in English;
  • Qualifying jurisdiction – US or Common law jurisdictions;
  • Regional experience advantageous;
  • Experience advising clients on financial crime matters;
  • Litigation background (experience with commercial disputes) is a must;
  • Lateral thought / creative problem solving;
  • Proactive approach to case management;
  • Independence and resourcefulness;
  • Time management and prioritization.
The department

With a dedicated team of lawyers with international and regional backgrounds, Al Tamimi's Financial Crime Practice is the leader in high profile white-collar criminal cases. Our team advises on various issues involving foreign jurisdictions and regulations wherever relevant. The practice has a proven track record working on complex cross border financial crimes cases and advises clients at every stage of criminal and civil proceedings. Major domestic and multinational corporations seek the advice of our team in complex high value disputes that threaten both their business interests and reputation. The Practice is focused on our clients’ best interests and our team of lawyers is recognised as the best in terms of local and international capabilities in complex and sophisticated litigious matters.

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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