Senior Associate

PQE: 10 years +
Language requirements: English
Term: Permanent
Department: Intellectual Property
Office: Riyadh
The role

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Associate for our Intellectual Property team in Riyadh. 

This individual's primary job purpose is business development, leveraging client and government contacts and developing brand prosecution / protection, IP transactional and enforcement capabilities. 

This individual will also be expected to do the following:

  • Supporting in leading, managing and developing IP capabilities in KSA;
  • Overseeing, managing and executing IP work, including enforcement, litigation, transactional and contractual;
  • Overviewing regional and national trade mark portfolios for clients;
  • Use of their jurisdictional experience, client contacts, government connections, to win new IP  work including trade mark portfolios, prosecution work, enforcement work and transactional work;
  • Developing and pitching for marketing purposes including brand protection and enforcement proposals and plans and approach existing and new clients with those proposals and plans;
  • Supervising, managing and mentoring junior associates and paralegals in office;
  • Working closely with marketing team and partners to develop new work flows / streams from KSA market and internationally; 
  • Developing new clients with a focus on the industries prominent in KSA and other regional markets such as oil and gas, pharma, FMCGs, manufacturing, construction and F&B.
Skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 10+PQE experience in private practice /in-house in KSA
  • Fluency in English drafting & communication skills
  • Knowldge of KSA laws, market, IP, brand protection and enforcement
  • Leadership skills, team player and builder,
  • KSA business acumen and market knowledge and skills,
  • Strong government contacts, private as well as in house experience preferable 
  • Ability to generate large volume of work from the KSA market
The department

Al Tamimi's Intellectual Property Practice has always been a pioneer in developing the practice of law and pushing its boundaries whether before Trademark, Copyright and Patent offices, or through enforcement agencies or Courts. The Department provides advice on Data Protection and Privacy, Consumer Protection, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance. Our strength and expertise extends to IP registration, portfolio management and enforcement, regulatory affairs and consumer protection, IP audits and due diligence and data privacy.

About Al Tamimi & Company

Al Tamimi & Company has unrivalled experience, having operated in the region for over 30 years. Our lawyers combine international experience and qualifications with expert regional knowledge and understanding.

We are a full-service firm, specialising in advising and supporting major international corporations, banks and financial institutions, government organisations and local, regional and international companies. Our main areas of expertise include arbitration & litigation, banking & finance, corporate & commercial, intellectual property, real estate, construction & infrastructure, and technology, media & telecommunications. Our lawyers provide quality legal advice and support to clients across all of our practice areas.

Our business and regional footprint continues to grow, and we seek to expand further in line with our commitment to meet the needs of clients doing business across the MENA region.

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