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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Dubai


Sen. LawyerUnited Arab Emirates-Dubai-Dubai |   Full-time | Corporate Functions | Job ID 133012Legal & ComplianceEnglishCredit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a global reach with operations in about 50 countries and employ more than 45,000 people from over 150 different nations. Embodying entrepreneurial spirit, Credit Suisse delivers holistic financial solutions to our clients, including innovative products and specially tailored advice. Striving for quality and excellence in our work, we recognize and reward extraordinary performance among our employees, provide wide-ranging training and development opportunities, and benefit from a diverse range of perspectives to create value for our clients, shareholders and communities. We are Credit Suisse.We Offer 
We offer you a rare chance to be part of our collaborative, dedicated and highly motivated Legal team that places high value in integrity and taking initiative in a diverse environment.
We believe through this role you will gain a deep knowledge and understanding of the industry while gaining the opportunity to build positive relationships and improve on your personal skills. You will bring a positive personality to our team with strong communication skills, a committed approach, strong sense of ownership and a passion to learn new things.
Summary of role:

Transactional support for deals booked in Zurich and originated in the MENA region
You should be able to support from a regulatory perspective all 8 offices Credit Suisse has in the MENA region. Ability to represent the organization in front of government and regulatory authorities is a requirement.
Providing legal advice on new products, following new regulatory and legal developments, analyzing new laws and regulations and providing regular updates to the bank. Following up with other internal stakeholders making sure the new rules are implemented in the right way. Amending existing documentation and legal procedures to reflect such changes.
General legal duties:

Providing regulatory advice in a number of MENA locations
Assisting on MENA New Business initiatives and GC representation in such projects
Handling local external counsel(s) in all MENA locations (appointments, engagements and control over costs)
Providing legal support to senior management, IWM, IB and AM teams in MENA
Transactional support for lending and Islamic Finance transactions
Supporting Global Litigation team on local litigation cases, complaints and liaising with local counsel
Advising shared services departments on the relevant local Employment Laws, Data Protection Laws etc.
Support on Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretarial requirements to all MENA entitiesYou Offer 
Personal attributes:

Strong analytical skills, ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a demanding environment
Ability to work efficiently under pressure, independently and in a structured manner
Delivering excellent service while meeting deadlines, maintaining quality and manage risk
Flexibility in handling changing workloads
Great teammate, loyal, reliable, stellar interpersonal skills
Commercially minded and able to think outside the box
Strong communication skills and ability to reconcile divergent positions, to act as a bridge between different internal stakeholders in jurisdictions around the globe
Knowledge and competences:

You are expected to hold an LL.B. and/or LL.M. from a reputable University, qualified lawyer with in-house bankingg, as well as private practice experience
At least 5-7 years of PQE, local MENA experience, Banking background
Proficiency in English, a good command of written and spoken Arabic would be an advantage
We believe this role is best suited for a highly committed, dedicated individual with excellent analytical skills, a positive personality and is passionate about teamwork.
Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Embracing diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.Credit Suisse is an equal opportunity employer. Welcoming diversity gives us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and drives our success.

About the company

Credit Suisse is a global financial services company providing Private Banking & Wealth Management services, and Investment Banking services and expertise, to companies, institutions and high-net-worth clients. We are active in more than 50 countries and employ over 46,000 people.

It’s our aim to build the bank of the future at Credit Suisse—to work as one integrated bank, servicing our clients across regions and businesses. It also means fulfilling our responsibility to help shape the global economy, and to make a difference in people’s lives.

We offer roles for experienced professionals and entry-level hiring programs in a variety of business areas. You will have the chance to make an impact from day one, and throughout your career with us, you will benefit from cross-business and international mobility opportunities.

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