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Job Overview



Job Role

Finance Executive

Functional Area


Work preferred

Work from Office


Min Experience


Max Experience

1 Years


The Group
Having established a presence in the Middle east over 40 years ago, we have an excellent understanding of the business and legal environment in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East and offer applied expertise based on our involvement in headline transactions. We have extensive M&A and ECM experience in the region.
We apply our significant regional, European and international experience to a broad range of corporate, regulatory and commercial activities including mergers, acquisitions and disposals (both public and private), joint ventures, corporate restructurings and ECM.
Key Attractions
  • Clifford Chance is the number 1 Law Firm in the Chambers Global Top 30 and has more Tier 1 rankings in the Global-wide tables than any other firm.
  • We have long been recognized in directories, awards and by our peers as having the leading ECM and M&A practices in the region.
  • Our work on the most complex and innovative deals has helped further cement our reputation and has established our team as the clear market leader. You will work on leading deals for top tier clients in a dynamic and fast-growing market. The range, calibre and international scope of our deal flow is unrivalled. For instance, we have recently advised on the following key transactions:
  • Citibank, Goldman Sachs. J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and other banks on the IPO and primary listing of Network International, a Dubai-based business, on the LSE
  • ACWA Power, as issuer's counsel, on its US$1.2 billion landmark IPO and US$10.9 billion listing on the Tadawul. The IPO is the largest IPO in Saudi Arabia since Saudi Aramco's IPO in 2019
We have also advised the:
  • The Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners on DEWA’s IPO and listing on the DFM, the largest ever in Dubai and the first in the government utilities sector
  • The Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners on Fertiglobe's landmark US$795 million IPO and US$5.8 billion listing on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange (ADX). This is the first time a company incorporated in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has undertaken an IPO and listed its shares on the ADX.
  • The Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners on ADNOC Drilling's landmark US$1.1 billion IPO and US$10 billion listing, the largest ever IPO on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). This is the second IPO listed in the UAE since 2017
  • The Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in connection with Mubadala-owned, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC (Yahsat) landmark IPO and listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX)
  • We are committed to working with clients as integrated team members - which means that, from day one, our lawyers have hands-on client contact.
  • We are proud of our reputation for being a friendly, supportive, meritocratic and diverse group and reinforce this with regular social events - both ad hoc and organized.
  • We run a sophisticated global training programme including local monthly courses run by The Academy.
  • Our remuneration package is one of the most attractive in the market.
Key Responsibilities
  • You will be given the chance to handle a variety of work, including public and private M&A, and ECM transactions across the Middle East.
  • You will be expected to take responsibility for and manage transactions. This means that you will develop outstanding transactional and organisational skills as well as developing superb technical abilities.
  • You will work closely with clients and other lawyers, and mentor junior associates.
Skills & Experience
  • Proven track record of acting or leading on ECM transactions.
  • All candidates should be fluent in English and will have previous experience working in a "Magic Circle" or top tier international law firm.
  • In all cases, candidates should have first class legal ability coupled with a practical commercial approach; excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills; and enjoy being part of a friendly outgoing team. You must also have exceptional results throughout your academic history.
About the Firm
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; litigation and dispute resolution. Clifford Chance has 33 offices in 23 countries and over 3,300 legal advisers.
Our office in Dubai offers a full service 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 market-leading M&A and ECM practice in the Middle East and can offer our lawyers the chance to develop their careers through advising on the pre-eminent M&A and ECM transactions in the region.
"Clifford Chance has an acclaimed regional capital markets practice which is regularly instructed on sovereign issuances and other high-profile transactions. The firm offers a depth of experience in both debt and equity, having a large team on the ground in the UAE as well as a strong associate office in Saudi Arabia. The Middle East practice is particularly known for its structured finance work, complemented by a dedicated financial products team specialising in derivatives and structured products. The ECM group regularly advises on market-leading IPOs, rights offerings and dual listings." Chambers 2022, Middle East – band 1
"Premier practice with exceptional expertise in major M&A deals across the region. Represents clients from a broad range of sectors including food and beverages, aviation and financial services, and has played a key role in several major regional bank mergers and acquisitions of late. Has considerable experience acting for international financial institutions, major corporations and sovereign wealth funds. Much admired by the market for its seamless interdisciplinary approach and cross-border depth, with the capacity to work alongside the firm's other departments and offices with ease." Chambers Global 2021
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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.