Senior Associate

Litigation Regulatory

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Litigation Regulatory




1382, Qatar

The role


Following recent growth of our team in Doha and a strong pipeline of work, we have a new role for a Contentious Construction, Projects and Infrastructure Senior Associate to join our market leading specialist team.  The successful candidate will play a pivotal role, along with one other seniors, in supporting George Vlavianos, the Doha Office Managing Partner, in leading the team and developing key clients. 


The key focus of the role will be on regional and international construction and energy disputes. Acting for a diverse client and sector base, the successful candidate will gain direct experience in all aspects of disputes avoidance, management and resolution of high quality, highly complex disputes in the infrastructure, construction and transport sectors.  

The majority of the work will be cross-border and international in nature, working with our global network of offices, so this will suit candidates with a similar mind-set and aspirations to work across jurisdictions.  Likewise, candidates must be able to demonstrate strong leadership capabilities and act as a role model to direct reports and colleagues alike.


  • We do not set upper or lower PQE requirements for any of our vacancies, however a bracket between 4-6 years of fee earning experience within leading international firm is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and legal technical skills in the types of work described above 
  • Working knowledge and experience of Middle East regulatory and legal frameworks
  • An excellent academic record 
  • Arabic language preferred but not essential
  • Well-developed professional and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and develop relationships across the business
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing projects 
  • Ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of the technical issues that are key to our clients
  • Recognises and seizes opportunities for the firm, including repeat business
  • Builds and develops own network of internal and external contacts, and personal brand, through client and sector initiatives
  • Awareness of business development initiatives in the department/region and identifies ways to contribute
  • Good knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.