UAE - Associate, Banking

PQE: 3-5
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Practice group: Banking
Location: Abu Dhabi
The department

Banking and finance is at the heart of every economy, providing the means to help businesses expand and investors grow. Dentons’ Banking and Finance team operates at the industry’s forefront, working with innovative finance products across the world.

Our integrated global team of Banking and Finance lawyers and professionals offers an expansive breadth of insight, helping our clients to structure and document transactions that help to provide financing to virtually every industry. Since Dentons represents both finance providers and users, our clients benefit from counsel that understands the needs and wants of each party. Whether it is a domestic bank in Hong Kong, a government development bank in Moscow, or banks in several other locations, our team understands our clients.

Dentons’ extensive, deep sector-specific experience also ensures they are working with a team that’s fluent in our client's language and understands the local market. In fact, emerging jurisdictions often engage Dentons to assist in the development of banking and finance legislative frameworks.

Purpose of role

We now have an opportunity for an experienced Banking & Finance Associate to join our industry-leading and growing transactional Banking team. This is an exciting and challenging role and is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious banking lawyer looking to develop their knowledge and progress their career within a global firm.

You will work across a wide range of transactions, specifically leveraged finance, real estate finance, general corporate lending and global syndicated lending.

You will work directly with some of the world's leading Banks and Financial Institutions and collaborate with experts throughout the wider firm and across Dentons' international offices.  

You will have the support of an excellent team of PSLs and comprehensive legal training.  The firm also offers an structured personal and career development programme.

Required experience, skills and attributes

3-6 PQE (Mid to Senior)

Based in Abu Dhabi

General banking/finance experience

Experience in project finance would be preferable

Western qualified 

Able to run deals independently 

Right experience, exposure and knowledge of the region 

The firm

Dentons is always looking to invest in the highest-quality talent, recognising that our success is built on the diverse and unique strengths of each of the members of our Firm.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.  www.dentons.com.