Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise.
The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity : capital markets;
corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Clifford Chance has 33 offices in 23 countries and 3,300 legal advisers.
Clifford Chance Dubai is a full service office which is completely integrated with, and supported by, our global network.
We advise clients on major transactions in the Middle East and beyond.
We have one of the leading banking and project finance groups in the region and can offer our lawyers the chance to develop their careers through advising on the most significant
The Work :
Our work spans the whole of the MENA region and beyond. We work on a broad variety of matters under both English and UAE law including :
Bank lending we advise on the full range of banking transactions including secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, leveraged and acquisition finance, rescheduling and restructuring, loan transfers, participations and acquisitions and disposals.
Projects our clients include arrangers, lenders, debt and equity financiers, borrowers, project procurers, export-credit agencies and international financial organizations.
Islamic finance we devise and deliver financing solutions that are specific to the needs of our clients.
Key Attractions :
We are the world's leading global finance practice.
You will work on ground-breaking deals for top tier clients and across the asset classes. The range, calibre and international scope of our deal flow is unique - and makes us stand out from our competitors.
Recent deal highlights include : Six solar plants totalling 400MW in Ben Ban area, Egypt - advised the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the financing for six solar projects in Egypt.
Reem Mall financing, Abu Dhabi - advised Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) as part of a consortium of banks on a seven year senior credit dual Islamic and conventional facility to finance the construction and development of Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi.
DEWA Solar III, Dubai - advised the lenders to a consortium led by Abu Dubai Future Energy Company (Masdar) on their financing of the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.
Drydocks World restructuring advised on the landmark and award-winning restructuring of US$2.2 billion of syndicated debt, which was implemented using schemes of arrangement in Singapore and company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) in Dubai.
Included advising in relation to ground breaking Decree 57 proceedings and inaugural use of a DIFC trust structure to implement a debt to equity style conversion.
A large proportion of the financings that we work on have an Islamic element. All of our associates will therefore be given experience of work on Islamic transactions, with the opportunity to learn from leading lawyers in this field.
We are proud of our reputation for being a very informal, supportive, meritocratic and diverse group and reinforce this with regular social events - both ad hoc and organised.
We are based in one of the most prestigious business developments in Dubai.
We run a sophisticated internal training programme that is unmatched in Dubai, including local courses run by The Academy plus annual residential training courses in Amsterdam or London.
Our remuneration package is one of the most attractive in the market.
Key Responsibilities :
Lawyers are given the chance to handle a tremendous variety of work and the partners actively work towards ensuring individual lawyers receive their preferred mix of work.
You will be given responsibility for running transactions and working closely with clients. This means that you will develop outstanding transaction management and organisational skills as well as developing superb technical abilities.
This role has strong career progression possibilities for the right candidate.
Skills & Experience :
We are currently seeking a committed and ambitious junior Banking & Finance lawyer.
In all cases, you should have first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach; and excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills.
All candidates should be fluent in English. Fluency in Arabic language would be advantageous but is not a prerequisite.
You must also have exceptional results throughout your academic history.
Equal Opportunities :
Equal Opportunities : Equal Opportunities : It is the Firm's policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.
Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.
The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.
The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.
The firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective.
All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity.
Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.
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