Conflicts Advisor

Term: Permanent
Department: Compliance
Office: Sharjah
The role

The Conflicts Advisor will be responsible for conflicts clearance review and analysis for new business and lateral hires, working directly with the Conflicts Manager, as well as with lawyers and the firm's Conflicts of Interest Committee, to identify and resolve potential ethics and business conflict issues.

This role’s main objective is to ensure the firm is complying with conflict checking rules and procedures when taking on new matters, including the evaluation of conflict search results, following up with lawyers and the Conflicts of Interest Committee as required, and administering and maintaining the firm’s conflicts database/system.

The role also includes assisting with the implementation of Intapp One Place for Risk (Conflicts) other compliance projects and advising on queries across the firm regarding firm policies pertaining to ethics and regulatory compliance.

Duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assisting with the implementation of Intapp Once Place for Risk (Conflicts).
  • Reviewing and analysing conflict search results and approving the clearance of conflicts.
  • Preparing communications to lawyers, clearly identifying all potential issues found in conflict reports.
  • Escalating complex conflict issues and liaising with the Conflicts Manager or Conflicts of Interest Committee as appropriate.
  • Assisting lawyers with the drafting of waiver letters.
  • Managing the update of blackbook entries, group companies, outside business interest, secondment arrangements in the conflict checking system.
  • Collating and sending out conflicts emails (regularly during the day) to all lawyers.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on conflicts procedures and policies.
  • Updating Conflicts of Interest policies and procedures.
  • Assisting with the development and maintenance of the firm's conflict checking systems.
  • Providing guidance to Conflicts staff relative to conflict research and analysis and corporate family tree research with the goal of ensuring accuracy and consistency in preparation and analysis of conflict reports.
  • Participating in providing coverage for conflict checking and analysis via on-call rotation on scheduled weekends.
  • Contributing, as required, to projects aimed at improving compliance knowledge across the firm.
  • Assisting in development and implementation of training programs for lawyers.
Skills and experience
  • The ideal candidate will have minimum of 2 years’ prior conflicts and/or new business department experience in a law firm.
  • Strong work ethic and sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Enthusiastic self-starter with highly effective communication skills and a strong client service ethic.
  • Drives results through teamwork, people, communication and influence
  • Comfortable with change, ambiguity, debate, conflict and informed risk taking
  • Willingness to make decisions, while ensuring buy in from stakeholders
  • Desire for continuous professional development
  • Self-motivated
  • Organised and systematic
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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