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EY Law - Corporate Transactions Lawyer - Manager - Dubai, UAE

Location:  Dubai
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  9 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1511855

In today’s ever-changing and interconnected world, organizations working across borders require access to constant, effective, and accurate legal advice to ensure both ethical and business compliance throughout their operations. Our globally recognized EY Law service line does exactly that and more with over 2,000 lawyers covering more than 83 jurisdictions, allowing us to deliver exceptional legal advice to our clients and resolve complex business challenges for a better working world.


The Opportunity                                      


We have an exciting opportunity to join our EY Law practice based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates as a Corporate Transactions Lawyer at the Manager level, where you will have the chance to work with many high-profile organizations on a range of diverse and interesting transactions  (including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, reorganizations,…), along with other service lines within EY.


You can expect to be involved in a multitude of complex corporate  transactions across multiple countries within the Middle East and beyond, helping our clients successfully structure, document and complete transactions. 


You will also have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning to support your growth as a law professional and extend that same development to others within your team.


Your Key Responsibilities


You will spend your time advising on all aspects of transactional matters, including coordination of legal due diligence projects, drafting of initial deal documentation (NDA, LOIs), assistance with the drafting of key transaction documents and assistance with the overall deal management.   You will work under the direct supervision of experienced lawyers and will get hands-experience in a busy and expanding team. 


In doing so, you will also build and maintain new and existing client relationships both internally and externally. Additionally, you will also contribute to the growth of the law practice by developing and implementing growth strategies for your area.

As part of a global entity, you can also expect to manage leads and opportunities from other areas of the law practice and the wider EY network and help them do the same.


Moreover, you will be a core contributor to the development of the legal practice through initiatives such as delivering internal training, developing precedents, sharing knowhow, participating in team and firm events, giving internal and external presentations, and producing expert articles for publications.


Finally, you will also help people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring other members of your team while simultaneously adhering to EY’s protocols and policies for client engagements and interactions


Skills and Attributes for Success


We are looking for someone who will create a distinctive and differentiated law brand with us: this role is best suited for law professionals who have worked in established law firms, and who wish to develop their career with this opportunity by being part of a growing team looking to create a new and successful legal practice.


To qualify for the role you must have:


  • At least 5 years of post-qualification experience as a qualified lawyer from a reputable legal private practice environment with some experienced gained in the UAE.
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills (including drafting and organizational skills).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely. 
  • Comprehensive prior experience in executing corporate transactions, including but not limited to areas such as structuring and re-structuring, corporate transactions (M&A and JVs), market entry, route-to-market, and contracts advice.
  • Admitted as a lawyer in a common law jurisdiction (UK, Australia, New Zealand or NY).
  • Strong client relationship-building capabilities combined with strategic and commercial awareness.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, self-management, and project management skills.
  • The ability to create, sustain, and lead effective work teams.


Ideally, you also have:


  • The ability to solve problems creatively and pragmatically.
  • An enthusiastic, flexible and positive approach to work and challenges.
  • Great drafting and organizational skills.
  • The ability to get up to speed quickly.
  • Keenness to continue developing your legal skills and engaging in new areas of work.
  • Experience in coaching and developing more junior staff.


What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

EY | Building a better working world


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.


Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.


Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.


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