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Project Finance Lawyer

Company Name: Clifford Chance
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2-5 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Summary: Clifford Chance is one of the world’s leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise.  The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia and Europe and focuses on the core areas of: commercial activity; capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; and litigation and dispute resolution.  Clifford Chance has 33 offices in 23 countries and over 3,300 legal advisers.
Clifford Chance Dubai is a full service office which is completely integrated with, and supported by, our global network. We advise clients on major transactions in the Middle East and beyond. Our clients include public and private corporations, investment banks and financial institutions, governments and international bodies. Our lawyers specialise in providing a seamless integrated service.
We have the leading finance practice in the region and have the depth and breadth to manage large scale local and cross-border transactions.  Our clients include governments, project sponsors, lenders, debt and equity financiers, borrowers, export-credit agencies and international financial organisations.
“Confirmed leader in the market with an enviable reputation for its projects and energy work throughout the Middle East. Highly active across the project development and finance space. Advises on high-profile mandates in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.”
Chambers Global 2017: Middle East – Projects & Energy
The Work: Our work spans the whole of the MENA region and beyond.  We work on a broad variety of matters under both English and UAE law including:
Advising on the privatization of 5 airports in Saudi Arabia;
Advising on the landmark development of six IPPs in Iran
Advising on the privatization of the world’s largest desalination plant in Saudi Arabia;
Advising on the development of a major oil field in Iran;
Advising on major renewable projects in the UAE, Kuwait, Iran, Saudi Arabia Egypt and Jordan
Key Attractions: Recent awards include:
Tier One: Projects & Energy – Middle East
Chambers Global 2017: Middle East – Projects & Energy
Ranked #1 Projects & Energy – Global-wide
Chambers Global 2017
Tier One: Energy & Infrastructure – UAE
Chambers Global 2017: Middle East – Projects & Energy
Tier One: Projects and Energy – Saudi Arabia
Legal 500 2017
Bloomberg EMEA Syndicated Loans League Advisor 2016
Project Finance International Law Firm of the Year
PFI Awards, 2016
Renewables Deal of the Year: Al Fujeij Wind Farm
IJGlobal Awards, 2016
You will work on ground-breaking deals for top tier clients. The range, calibre and international scope of our deal flow is unique – and makes us stand out from our competitors. 
We are proud of our reputation for being a very informal, supportive, meritocratic and diverse group and reinforce this with regular social events – both ad hoc and organised.
We are based in one of the most prestigious business developments in Dubai.
We run a sophisticated internal training programme that is unmatched in Dubai, including local monthly courses run by The Academy plus annual residential training courses in Amsterdam or London.
Our remuneration package is one of the most attractive in the market.
Key Responsibilities: You will be given responsibility for running transactions and working closely with clients.  This means that you will develop outstanding transaction management and organisational skills as well as developing superb technical abilities.
Skills & Experience: We are currently seeking a committed and ambitious junior- midlevel Project Finance lawyer. 
In all cases, you should have first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach; and excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills.
All candidates should be fluent in English. 
You must also have exceptional results throughout your academic history.
Client Focus: In order to provide outstanding client service, we need to understand, anticipate and fulfil the unique needs and expectations of each client. We call this “Client Focus” and to help deliver this core part of our business strategy, we want to recruit lawyers who not only have the very highest level of technical skills but are also Client Focused.
We are looking for lawyers who:
can demonstrate a keen interest and enthusiasm to learn about our clients’ business;
can work in teams, sharing knowledge, motivating and coaching their juniors and  contributing to overall success;
are empathetic, responsive and reliable;
are commercial and innovative in the solutions they deliver to clients; and
are good at fostering relationships with clients and team members.
Equal Opportunities: It is the Firm’s policy to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. Furthermore, the Firm will ensure that no requirement or condition will be imposed without justification which could disadvantage individuals purely on any of the above grounds.
The policy applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.
The Firm will regularly review its procedures and selection criteria to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated according to their relevant individual abilities and merits.
The firm is committed to the implementation of this policy and to a programme of action to ensure that the policy is, and continues to be, fully effective. All staff are required to comply with the policy and to act in accordance with its objectives so as to remove any barriers to equal opportunity. Any act of discrimination by employees or any failure to comply with the terms of the policy will result in disciplinary action.