Senior Associate

PQE: 6 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Practice group: Banking
Location: Dubai/KSA
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. 

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 Senior 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

General banking & finance, structured finance and project finance experience 

Needs to have knowledge of Saudi Arabian law and practice

Able to manage transactions and assist in managing of junior lawyers and trainees 

Needs to have knowledge of Saudi Arabian law and market practices

Good team player with a sense of adventure and an eagerness to build their profile in the local and regional market. 

Right experience, exposure and knowledge of the region

The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with more than 12,000 lawyers and professionals. It is a force for innovation and change in the commercial legal market today.

The legal profession is changing rapidly and Dentons is leading the way in advancing change for the benefit of clients. We are driven to challenge the status quo, delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value to our clients in new and innovative ways.

Global and local market forces are rapidly changing the practice of law. Clients expect high-quality, seamless service delivered faster, cheaper and better everywhere. Globalisation and the corresponding desire to protect cultural identity are creating challenges and opportunities for law firms around the world. By joining Dentons, you can help us meet these challenges.

Our vision is to be the law firm of the future, right now. Our strategy is to grow, integrate and reinvent our business. You have the opportunity to help build the law firm of the future and be a part of the strategy that gets us there.