Job description / Role
Our Client an International Law firm are looking for an Associate to join their busy Contentious construction practice in Dubai, to focus on contentious matters. Working closely with the Non-Contentious team, the Contentious practice provides an ‘end to end’ project solution for clients from procurement, negotiation, contracting and delivery, to risk mitigation, and ultimately to adjudication, arbitration and litigation.
Have acquired dispute resolution knowledge and have knowledge of the construction industry. You will be able to contribute to and lead aspects of professional development and know-how and participate in training where appropriate.
Take day to day responsibility for more straightforward matters and actively progress complex matters. You will be able to demonstrate well-developed drafting skills.
Be confident and effective in negotiations with counterparts.
Be effective in communicating with clients in order to understand their needs and how best to meet them. You will also have the ability to assist clients in arriving at practical and cost effective solutions. You will actively seek to identify personnel within the client whom you should get to know and be effective in forming those relationships.
Understand the way the business, competitors and clients are developing and work with the business development team to use this information to develop business opportunities. You will build and maintain a network of business contacts. In addition you will proactively identify opportunities to introduce your clients to other offices and practice areas, working intelligently with partners, other lawyers and the business development team to exploit opportunities.
You will have excellent attention to detail, identifying inconsistencies that indicate problems with quality of work or a misunderstanding of clients’ needs.