Local Knowledge Global Resources Specialist Consultants

  • London
  • New York
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore

Legal Counsel

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Salary: c$160,000 USD + Bonus

Barclay Simpson are currently working with a leading financial organization to recruit both a senior legal and junior legal counsel for their office in Dubai.  Candidates applying must be at least 2-6 PQE, with the role covering all of Wholesale Banking for the bank. It is a varied practice and requires strong general banking skills and experience, with an ability to work closely with commercial teams. The range of work covers everything from reviewing and drafting finance documents (facility agreements and security documents), MRPAs and other banking documents to liaising with local counsel in different jurisdictions and providing bespoke advice on general queries on banking and security matters.


Ideally, the requirements are:

  • UK or NY qualification
  • Experience in working in private practice in the banking and finance department of a magic/silver circle law firm
  • Experience handling a wide variety of banking and finance work
  • Experienced handling syndicated and bilateral transactions, secured and unsecured lending and real estate/property financing
  • Additional experience with derivatives and treasury related work and DCM/debt issuances will be preferred
  • Broad experience with typical common law and UAE law security
  • In-house experience preferred but not essential