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Legal Consultant - Peerpoint Panel - Abu Dhabi

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy

Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023


Legal Consultant - Peerpoint Panel - Abu Dhabi


UAE - Dubai

Hybrid (combination of office & remote working), Office based role

Job description

About Peerpoint

Peerpoint is Allen & Overy’s global platform for self-directed consultant lawyers who want to access the best work, clients, resources and bespoke support, whilst working on assignments with Allen & Overy or directly with clients as a legal consultant.

Typical assignments based in Abu Dhabi or Dubai are 6 months in length and there are flexible working arrangements available. Consultants would need to be able to commit to on-site client assignments in Abu Dhabi, so will ideally reside in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

Role Profile

We are currently seeking self-motivated and highly - skilled lawyers with top tier qualifications and experience to join our panel across the following disciplines :

  • Construction and projects
  • Oil & Gas
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Banking and finance (to include project finance and Islamic finance)
  • Regulatory
  • Real Estate
  • Litigation
  • Project Development
  • Corporate Trust & Agency
  • Derivatives and structured finance
  • Corporate M&A

Successful applicants will have:
  • Gained at least four years' PQE in a top tier global law firm, ideally with some recent in-house legal experience
  • Strong technical knowledge within their specialism
  • A consultant mindset and be resilient, adaptable and able to work autonomously with minimal direction and supervision
  • Be client focused with strong commercial acumen
  • Be excited and committed to developing a career as a legal consultant and be motivated to operate at a high level
  • A practising certificate (or equivalent) which entitles them to practise as a lawyer

Why be a Peerpoint consultant?

A consulting career through Peerpoint is exciting, varied and extremely rewarding. As a Peerpoint consultant you can have the opportunity to work:
  • In-house with one of our clients - this could mean working with a client either virtually or locally to support a project, regulatory reform or transactional work during periods of absence. Assignments can range from three to twelve months in duration and will vary in hours.
  • In the Allen & Overy Abu Dhabi practice to support a specific client or the practice generally during peak volumes. We have consultants that step into the team on an ad hoc basis and those who work regularly to support the Practice.
We only take you on when we see a demand for your particular expertise, making sure there is a good chance we can provide you with work on an on-going basis. We cannot guarantee work but we are every bit as invested in moving your career forward as you are.

More information on how consulting works: https://www.peerpoint.com/join-our-panel/how-consulting-works

Flexibility of consulting

The benefits of legal consulting are wide ranging. You might want more control over your time, to be able to balance professional and personal ambitions such as family responsibilities, a business idea, studies or hobbies. Legal consulting gives you the flexibility to remain in the workforce without putting the rest of life on hold.

Supporting you and your career development

When you join our panel, you’ll receive the full support of our dedicated legal consultant management team, but that’s not all. Throughout the period of your assignment, you’ll also have access to a huge suite of A&O resources, including:
  • An A&O partner or senior lawyer contact
  • A&O professional support lawyers and knowledge resources
  • Bespoke Peerpoint support including: individualised coaching, exclusive events designed to meet your training and networking needs, a specialised consultant development programme on transition management, mindset and business planning and specialised CV/marketing document training
  • Further training: Our consultants are invited to attend some of A&O’s legal training and also have access to A&O's IT training courses
  • Client newsletters and seminars
  • Invitations to A&O networks
As a Peerpoint legal consultant, you’re never on your own, instead, you’re part of a community of like-minded lawyers who have all chosen the self-directed route, who are keen to share their experiences and learn from one another.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications, it is our policy not to provide detailed personal feedback at the application stage.