Mid-level associate – Corporate Tax

Reference number: HC/1138

Dubai

Our client is a leading international law firm.

Their Dubai-based Corporate team focuses on providing a wide range of corporate, finance, commercial, employment, insurance and regulatory work and now soon to include tax as the region prepares for its implementation (starting with VAT) in 2018. The team also works across the wider Middle East financial services market. As an emerging market, the scope and breadth of the work available across the region is vast, fast-moving and provides a wide variety of interesting work. Due to the changes in the legal tax framework there, they now have a newly created vacancy for a UK qualified lawyer with the following background to join their team in Dubai:

You will have specialist expertise in non-contentious tax law advice (ideally gained with a top London firm) and experience of advising on VAT would be at an advantage (VAT efficient structuring, registrations and tax support for other non-contentious practices (corporate, real estate and commercial))

It would be an advantage if you have exposure to cross border/ offshore corporate structures and it would be preferred if you have a mixed experience of tax and general corporate transactional work due to the nature of the Greenfield opportunity.

Tax is a Greenfield space in the UAE and this role aims at putting the firm at the forefront of the changes ahead as GCC VAT and other corporate tax legislation is brought into effect or amended. The successful applicant will be part of a team that encourages client contact and exposure, and will be exposed to a dynamic regulatory and tax framework that is new and will no doubt be evolving and undergoing rapid change.

They already have some tax expertise within their Corporate team but are after a tax specialist who has commercial flair and ideally an understanding of the UAE market. They would need a self-starter and dynamic candidate for this role as it would require working across different teams. This unique role gives the successful applicant the opportunity to build a tax practice in the Middle East office of an international law firm.

For a full job description please contact either Guy or Tony in strict confidence.

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