PQE: 2-4
Language requirements: English
Term: Permanent
Department: Corporate Commercial
Office: Manama
The role

As an Associate based in the Corporate Commercial department you will be part of the M&A and General Corporate/Commercial team which is responsible for cross-border, local and international legal advisory in the wider MENA region and transactional acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures as well as the full gamut of corporate commercial mandates including franchising, agency, distribution and general commercial contracts. 

Our clients include global corporations, regionally listed and private corporations, governmental authorities, business enterprises, private equity firms and financial institutions to whom we provide a full service practice with specific industry sector focus.

Duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Advising on deal structuring and strategy
  • Conducting legal due diligence (M&A)
  • Preparing, amending and negotiating acquisition agreements, shareholder agreements and joint venture agreements and other transactional related documentation
  • VC and PE experience
  • Demonstrating initiative with respect to client development and wider business development activities
  • Legal project management
  • Advising on the full spectrum of corporate commercial matters including licensing, franchising, agency, distribution and general commercial contracts.  Corresponding with regulators
  • Advising on corporate governance matters; and
  • Ensuring billing average of 5.5 hours a day and collection targets are met


Skills and experience
  • Post qualification experience – 2  – 4 years
  • Language(s) - English (Arabic a plus but not essential)
  • Qualifying jurisdiction/s - Common Law (preferably English law qualified and then US)   
  • Experience - Dual M&A and General Corporate/Commercial in either a leading global jurisdiction and/or the GCC/Bahrain
  • Background - Minimum of 2 years experience from a a high quality firm)
The department

Al Tamimi's Corporate Commercial Practice is the largest and most comprehensive in the region with over 40 specialist lawyers advising on a wide range of matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, commercial advice and agreements, corporate structuring and regulatory advice, capital markets/IPOs, family business structures and corporate governance. Our clients include global corporations, GCC listed and private corporations, governmental authorities, business enterprises, private equity firms and financial institutions. Our strength lies in the depth of our understanding and knowledge of the local legal and regulatory environment which, when coupled with the delivery of our advice in line with international legal standards, enables us to provide the most cost-effective, practical and commercial advice whilst ensuring legal objectives are also met.

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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