Legal Counsel Asia & Middle East

Job Description

 Legal Counsel Asia & Middle East 


Our client, a leading international financial institution, is seeking a Legal Counsel to support their operations across Asia and the Middle East. This role is based in Dubai and offers the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, providing specialised legal expertise in commercial contracts and regulatory matters pertinent to the wealth management sector.


Job Description:

The Legal Counsel will play a critical role in advising on legal, regulatory, and compliance matters, ensuring the organization's operations align with local laws and corporate policies. This position involves collaboration with multiple teams to support the international operations of our client.



- Provide expert legal advice across a broad spectrum of areas within the wealth management business.

- Draft, monitor, and review legal contracts and train stakeholders on their implementation.

- Engage in negotiations and assist in structuring and executing complex corporate transactions.

- Support the introduction of new financial products, establishing legal frameworks to manage risk.

- Develop and oversee the implementation of legal policies, processes, and procedures.

- Collaborate on various projects and handle special assignments as directed by the Head of Legal for Asia & Middle East.

- Deliver clear, accurate, and business-focused legal support to senior management, aligning with business objectives while managing legal risks.

- Proactively manage legal risks, anticipating issues and implementing corrective actions to protect the organization's interests across the regions.


Key Requirements:

- Qualified Solicitor/Lawyer with a common law background.

- 1-3 years of post-qualification experience, preferably in an in-house legal role within the financial sector.

- Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written.

- Strong legal research and drafting skills.

- Proactive, self-starter with a positive attitude and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse environment.



This role offers the chance to be part of a globally recognized team, providing significant contributions to the field of international legal compliance. It presents a unique opportunity for professional growth in a supportive and dynamic setting.



Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role and your professional aspirations.

Join our clients team and contribute to the success of a global leader in financial services, shaping the future of legal practices in the wealth management sector!