Senior Associate Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Baker McKenzie

Title: Senior Associate

Company: Baker McKenzie

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Law/Legal

Position: Senior Associate – Employment


The Role

We are looking for an exceptional Associate with at least 5 to 6 years PQE to join our market leading Employment Practice.

Our Employment team work with our clients on the full range of domestic and international employment issues. We work with a broad range of blue chip and global clients across a range of sectors, including TMT, financial services, healthcare, consumer products, and retail.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding and leading Dubai team working on high quality, varied and interesting work. This will include global projects and transactions, high profile domestic instructions, complex litigation and strategic HR advisory work.

If you are passionate about growing and you have an excellent business development, academics and broad employment experience from a recognised Employment practice, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The Team

We are known for being commercial advisers with the experience and knowledge to deliver cost-effective, decisive and pragmatic advice. We are committed to delivering the best possible results and outcomes for our clients. We achieve this by investing in development of our team of outstanding individuals, maintaining our leading edge expertise and working in close partnership with our clients. We believe our broad client base enables us to bring a different perspective and give more rounded advice to employers across different sectors.

Our team in Dubai consists of two dedicated employment lawyers. We also work closely with our colleagues in Backer McKenzie Habib Al Mulla’s local litigation department who specialise in handling employment disputes and with our employment colleagues across GCC.

Working with both HR and in-house legal teams on day-to-day employment queries forms a significant partof our practice. Our lawyers also have excellent technical capabilities in areas such as workplace change (including mergers and acquisitions, carve outs, restructurings) and litigation.

We look for excellent academics coupled with evidence of good quality training and strong employment experience gained from a leading employment practice.

The successful applicants will need a good commercial mind-set, be a strong team player and have the ability to build excellent relationships with clients and manage those relationships. The pplicant must be motivated in providing clients with commercial solution driven advice – rather than simply legal advice. We are looking for an ability to demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence and enthusiasm to take on a challenging and varied role within a busy team.

We are seeking an individual who is highly motivated about helping to grow an already successful employment practice. They should be committed to delivering excellent client service and prepared to be actively involved in business development including drafting articles, attending networking events, participating in client seminars and marketing events with a focus on DIFC and ADGM. You must be able to manage your own workload and adhere to short deadlines. Further, the candidate must be willing to work flexibly taking into account that we are an international firm and our lawyers are required to work across different time zones on urgent time sensitive matters.

Experience in employment litigation in the UK, DIFC and/or ADGM is necessary.

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