Associate Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Norton Rose Fulbright

Title: Associate

Company: Norton Rose Fulbright

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Law/Legal

Mid-Associate/Senior Associate | Projects and Construction

Job description

The Team

Our projects and construction lawyers offer our clients a full service throughout the lifecycle of a project from initial project inception and planning, through tendering, tender evaluation, contract award, construction and operation to financial close. We understand the key issues faced on these types of projects such as identifying a client’s key objectives at the outset, deciding upon the appropriate procurement strategy, best suited funding structures (both conventional and Islamic) and understanding the client’s attitude to risk and innovation. Our team has an in-depth knowledge of the standard form agreements commonly used in the region (in particular the FIDIC form), including D&C, DBO and DBOF structures.

We have been involved in some of the biggest and most complex PPP/PFI transactions in the world, and have a leading reputation based on our impressive track record in the industry and for understanding of the PPP sector. We have a long history of advising on ground breaking infrastructure projects globally and in the Middle East.

Our project finance expertise is second to none. We have worked on many project finance deals which have been the “firsts” of their type. Many of these involved the most advanced technology, or required unique structuring. We take an innovative approach to financing, enabling us to provide commercial and practical solutions to manage risk and ensure that projects reach a timely and cost-effective financial close.

Our team regularly advises clients on a broad range of financings, both on a conventional and Shariah-compliant basis. We have developed a number of innovative Shariah-compliant products and we are one of only a handful of global law firms that offer a fully integrated, global Islamic Finance capability – consistently ranked top tier in legal directories.

The Role

We are seeking to recruit a mid-level Associate or Senior Associate to join our Projects team in Dubai. Candidates should preferably have the following skills and experience listed below:

Skills and Experience Required

Excellent academic background

English law qualified or qualified in another Commonwealth jurisdiction

4 to 8 years PQE

strong projects/construction experience from a top-tier law firm, including: advising governments, sponsors and lenders on project financed energy and infrastructure projects; and drafting and advising on associated conseccion, shareholder, EPC, O&M, off-take, feedstock and supply agreements

have (as an advantage) experience of working in the Middle East and with FIDIC contracts

demonstrate intellectual rigor – the ability to analyse, think laterally and proffer solutions quickly

demonstrate an aptitude for dealing with complex and intricate transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and that require a more creative approach

communicate effectively on both a practical and intellectual level and have strong drafting skills; and

have an interest in, and an aptitude for, developing the firm’s business and a willingness to assist in the development of client relationships, through meetings, presentations, producing know-how and other business development initiatives.

At Norton Rose Fulbright we welcome receiving direct candidate applications via our careers page. We do not accept and respond applications by email.

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