General Counsel - Capital Markets Company

Dubai Permanent AED55,000 - AED70,000 per month (AED660,000 - AED840,000)
  • C-level position within an exciting new group of regulated entities
  • Complex and high value Capital Markets focused transactions on offer

About Our Client

Group of regulated companies focusing on emerging capital markets - sukuk issuances, global issuances, securities work and some fintech work.

Job Description

This candidate's workload will be focused primarily on some or all of the following areas:

  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Financial Markets Infrastructure
  • Clearing and Settlement
  • OTC (fixed income)
  • Securities Law

There will be some expectation for this hire to be involved in commercial decisions given the young nature of the outfit, so we are looking for candidates with a commercial mindset as well as technical legal expertise.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate would have heavy expertise in Capital Markets, specifically DCM, and will have a background from a top Magic Circle / US law firm.

Additional knowledge of OTC trades and securities law would be a distinct advantage.

We are flexible on nationality, language skills or current location, although of course regional expertise would be a huge draw.

What's on Offer

Given the start-up nature of this outfit, it is a very exciting time to join. This hire would be the first lawyer and would work alongside some incredibly impressive C-Suite members on market leading transactions.

The pipeline of deals is very strong, so whilst the starting salary is not as high as some roles in the market, there is enormous potential for this to increase in the short term as the volume of deals increases.

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