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Senior Associate – Litigation


Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners (“SAP”) is looking for talented professionals to fill Senior Associate level positions in our litigation department. Senior Associates at SAP interact with and lead assigned junior members of the department to provide the best legal services to SAP’s clients. Senior Associates are responsible for distributing and overseeing assignments to junior staff, reviewing and endorsing legal research, drafting documents and pleadings, attending client and expert meetings, and coaching junior staff to develop their legal skills. The job description and responsibilities for a Senior Associate at SAP encompass, without limitation, the following:

  • Preparing correspondence and legal documents such as pleadings, briefs, statements, and settlement agreements relating to ongoing court or Arabic-language arbitral proceedings.
  • Handling multiple legal matters simultaneously and independently.
  • Responsibility for distributing client assignments, legal or otherwise, among associates, trainees, legal researchers, and paralegals.
  • Responsibility for legal end products to clients, which are legally sound and commercially viable.
  • Preparing client advice, strategies, and memorandums.
  • Representing clients independently or alongside other department team members in meetings, proceedings, and negotiations.
  • Reporting to Partners and the Managing Partner on the progress of matters and the general performance of legal teams on a regular basis.
  • Creating and maintaining solid relationships with the firm’s clients through effective and clear communication regarding client matters and legal proceedings.
  • Engaging and participating in business development activities to develop new clients through marketing, networking, writing articles, and speaking engagements.
  • Contributing to the firm’s commitment to CSR initiatives through pro-bono work and social activities.
  • Coaching and mentoring junior staff and assisting in developing their legal skills.


Senior Associates must meet the following requirements and qualifications:

  • An accredited Law degree.
  • 6 – 10 years of experience in a law firm or legal practice.
  • Strong legal knowledge and capability to comprehend complex matters and identify the laws that are applicable to them.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (preferably in Arabic and English).
  • Demonstrable leadership skills with ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to work under pressure.
  • An ability to work independently and in collaboration with others and to lead and develop junior staff.
  • Capacity to organise, prioritise and supervise work.
  • Demonstrable client service orientation.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

If you meet these requirements and qualifications and are interested in pursuing this position, we will be glad to receive your application here.

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