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EY Law - Investment Funds Lawyer - Senior Manager, Dubai, UAE

Location:  Dubai
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  11 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1504992

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 3,500 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 an Investment Funds Lawyer at the Senior Manager level.


You can expect to be involved in a multitude of complex investment funds structuring and establishment projects across multiple countries within MENA, helping our clients put in place the optimal fund structures for their investment objectives. At EY Law, you will have the added advantage of working alongside our non-legal service lines such as the Wealth & Asset Management sector group, as well as EY Tax, which will enable you to provide more commercial and pragmatic advice to clients.

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 managing the successful delivery of cutting-edge, technically complex and demanding legal projects within the financial services sector. This will require you to have a working knowledge of the industry both locally and globally and be able to explain and sustain an average business conversation on how the industry operates, its current trends, and legal or regulatory hot topics. In doing so, you will also build and maintain new and existing client relationships both internally and externally.

Finally, in a more senior capacity, you will also help people to develop through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring of 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 lawyers 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 greenfield opportunity by being part of a growing team looking to create a new and successful legal practice.


To qualify for the roles you must have:


  • Between 5 to 10 years of post-qualification experience as a qualified lawyer in a law firm reputable in investment funds, or an investment bank/wealth & asset manager in-house legal team, preferably from the MENA region or from an investment funds-centric financial centre e.g. Luxembourg, London, Dublin etc.
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills with regards to laws and regulations applicable to the investment funds industry – preferably in DIFC, ADGM and Saudi Arabia.
  • Good working knowledge of the investment funds market practice, business trends, industry jargon and operation of investment funds.
  • Good knowledge of registration of funds/private placement regimes.
  • Experienced in delivery of typical legal deliverables for investment funds (e.g. prospectus, fund terms & conditions, LP Agreements, subscription agreements, fund operational/management agreements, ancillary agreements etc)
  • Strong client relationship-building capabilities combined with strategic and commercial awareness.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration, self-management, negotiation, 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.
  • 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


AnchorWe 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.

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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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