We are looking for an attorney with experience and expertise in private equity and M&A to support our corporate lawyers in Dubai. The attorney for this group will be primarily responsible for assisting the Alternatives and Private Equity clients with issues relating to direct private equity investment, fund formation/product development, and investments in third-party private equity/hedge funds, equity co-investments, and secondary.
Provide advice on transactional and organizational documents for private equity and hedge fund creation (including fund-of-fund development);
Structure private offshore investment funds in the UAE and abroad;
Advise the corporate team on the expansion, structuring, and consultation of direct private equity investments across a range of asset categories, including minority investments, control investments, and partnering arrangements;
Support a variety of on-going management, corporate governance functions, and M&A related-matters to portfolio companies;
Advise on review and contract investments in third-party private equity and hedge funds, secondary purchase and sale transactions and co-investments;
Should have thorough knowledge of the regulatory and operational aspects of representing clients in the UAE and abroad;
Select, manage, and oversee external counsel per the firm’s Outside Counsel Management Guidelines;
Communicate material legal, compliance and regulatory issues promptly to the firm’s relevant stakeholders.
Minimum of 4 years related experience working at a law firm or financial institution in the UAE;
Experience drafting and negotiating private equity fund and investment documentation
Ability to appropriately prioritize tasks, and coordinate transactional legal assignments while showing leadership, independence, and reliable judgment;
Demonstrate aptitude to work effectively as part of a team and independently ;
Experience and willingness to take responsibility for assignments;
Detail-oriented and adaptable with a solid work ethic;
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage massive workload of several matters promptly;
High standards of integrity and sound legal judgment;
Diverse problem-solving skills in the legal arena;
Significant interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully deal with internal colleagues, external counsel, and other third parties at senior levels.
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