Legal Consultant - Regulatory - UAE
Allen & Overy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
منذ 1 يوم

About Peerpoint

Peerpoint is Allen & Overy’s global platform for self-directed consultant lawyers who want to access the best work, clients, resources and bespoke support, whilst working on assignments with Allen & Overy or directly with clients as a legal consultant.

Typical assignments based in Abu Dhabi or Dubai are 6 months in length and there are flexible working arrangements available.

Alternatively, consultants have the opportunity to undertake assignments remotely for clients based within Abu Dhabi or Dubai whilst being based in the UK, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong.

Key requirements

Consultancy can offer Lawyers the opportunity to expand their skill set and work on diverse and unusual matters. Whilst we are looking for regulators with Middle Eastern experience to join our panel more generally, we currently have an interesting opportunity for a regulator looking to embark on a challenging but rewarding project.

Our practice is looking for :

  • An individual with strong technical skills within regulation - you will be working on creating and drafting new regulations based on policies
  • You will partner closely with the client and work with them as they draft new policies
  • You will need to have strong stake holder management skills and be able to work autonomously with little direction
  • Ideally you will be 8+ years' PQE and will have worked in a top tier law firm
  • Have excellent academic credentials
  • A practicing certificate (or equivalent) which entitles you to practice as a lawyer
  • A consultant mindset - be resilient, open to experiencing new challenges and environments and be excited to develop their skill set and brand within the consultancy field
  • What can consulting offer you?

    A consulting career through Peerpoint is exciting, varied and extremely rewarding. As a Peerpoint consultant you can have the opportunity to work :

  • In-house with one of our clients - this could mean working with a client either virtually or locally to support a project, regulatory reform or transactional work during periods of absence.
  • Assignments can range from three to twelve months in duration and will vary in hours.

  • In the Allen & Overy UAE practice to support a specific client or the practice generally during peak volumes. We have consultants that step into the team on an ad hoc basis and those who work regularly to support the Practice.
  • We only take you on when we see a demand for your particular expertise, making sure there is a good chance we can provide you with work on an on-going basis.

    We cannot guarantee work but we are every bit as invested in moving your career forward as you are.

    More information on how consulting works :

    Flexibility of consulting

    The benefits of legal consulting are wide ranging. You might want more control over your time, to be able to balance professional and personal ambitions such as family responsibilities, a business idea, studies or hobbies.

    Legal consulting gives you the flexibility to remain in the workforce without putting the rest of life on hold.

    Supporting you and your career development

    When you join our panel, you’ll receive the full support of our dedicated legal consultant management team, but that’s not all.

    Throughout the period of your assignment, you’ll also have access to a huge suite of A&O resources, including :

  • An A&O partner or senior lawyer contact
  • A&O professional support lawyers and knowledge resources
  • Bespoke Peerpoint support including : individualised coaching, exclusive events designed to meet your training and networking needs, a specialised consultant development programme on transition management, mindset and business planning and specialised CV / marketing document training
  • Further training : Our consultants are invited to attend some of A&O’s legal training and also have access to A&O's IT training courses
  • Client newsletters and seminars
  • Invitations to A&O networks
  • As a Peerpoint legal consultant, you’re never on your own, instead, you’re part of a community of like-minded lawyers who have all chosen the self-directed route, who are keen to share their experiences and learn from one another.

    Please note that, due to the high volume of applications, it is our policy not to provide detailed personal feedback at the application stage.

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